Category: PGA of Australia

Matt Jones (Photo: PGA Tour of Australasia/Getty)

Jones wins on PGA TOUR, books Augusta ticket

Sydney’s Matt Jones has booked himself the final spot in the field at this week’s US Masters with a stunning come from behind victory at the Shell Houston Open. Chipping in for birdie on the first playoff hole, the Australian defeated overnight leader Matt Kuchar who had a six shot lead over Jones heading into [...]

April 7, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Adam Scott

Dates announced for 2014 PGA Tour of Australasia season

Following on from an exciting start to the 2014 PGA Tour of Australasia season, the PGA has announced the key dates for Australia’s biggest tournaments towards the end of the year. Sports fans will be treated to plenty of golfing action this summer when the PGA Tour of Australasia travels to four Australian states and [...]

April 4, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Steven Bowditch (Photo courtesy PGA of Australia/Darren Carroll)

Bowditch on top in Texas

Australian Steven Bowditch has claimed his first PGA TOUR win at the Valero Texas Open and earned a place in The Masters. Coming into the final round with a three-shot lead Bowditch, like others in the field, found the Greg Norman designed TPC San Antonio layout challenging on the Sunday. With a front-nine that included [...]

March 31, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Celebrities, sports stars set to make the cut

Celebrities, sports stars set to make the cut

The PGA of Australia says it could allow sports stars and celebrities to compete against professionals in more of its future events. AFL superstar and talented golfer Brendon Goddard was a major addition to last month’s Victorian PGA Championship at The Heritage Golf and Country Club – albeit as part of the pro-am format for [...]

March 10, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Griffin, Lee victorious at Oates Vic Open

Griffin, Lee victorious at Oates Vic Open

History was made at the 2014 Oates Victorian Open  after Matthew Griffin successfully endured a three-hole playoff to secure his first professional PGA Tour of Australasia title on home soil. Always the bridesmaid, never the bride when playing off in his home country, his continental drought came to an end in emphatic form with spectators [...]

February 24, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Aron Price

Price is right – Aaron wins NSW Open

Aron Price has won the 2013 Gloria Jean’s Coffees NSW Open Championship played at Castle Hill Country Club. Starting the fourth round tied for the lead with PGA TOUR player Steven Bowditch, Price opened with a birdie before steady play saw him claim the title by four shots with a tournament total of 19-under 269. [...]

November 25, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Adam Scott all smiles with his second Talisker Masters trophy and jacket

Masterful Scott goes back-to-back with victory at Royal Melbourne

Adam Scott has successfully defended his Talisker Masters title, winning by two shots at Royal Melbourne Golf Club. Starting the day four shots clear of the field, Scott saw his lead dwindle as American Matt Kuchar was on fire around the composite layout. A playoff loomed as the pair were tied on 14-under the card [...]

November 17, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Jin Jeong (Photo: SMP Images)

Jeong wins maiden title in Perth

23-year-old Jin Jeong took top honours at the ISPS HANDA Perth International, surviving a sudden-death playoff against England’s Ross Fisher to record his first victory as a Professional. Finishing regulation play tied with Fisher at 10-under 278, it took just one playoff hole for Jeong to claim victory, sinking a par putt for the title. [...]

October 20, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Jack Wilson has become the first ever Trainee to claim a PGA Tour of Australasia title

Wilson goes wire-to-wire in WA

PGA Trainee Professional Jack Wilson has taken out the WA Goldfields PGA Championship at Kalgoorlie Golf Course following a payoff with New Zealand’s Nick Gillespie. After finishing level with Gillespie at 10-under-par, Wilson needed one playoff hole to take out the PGA Tour of Australasia event, going wire-to-wire to claim his first Professional title. “It’s [...]

October 7, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Brandt Snedeker (Photo USGA/John Mummert)

Brandt Snedeker to play Australian PGA Championship

World Number 9 Brandt Snedeker is headed to Queensland’s Gold Coast in November to contest the Australian PGA Championship presented by Coca-Cola at RACV Royal Pines Resort. Joining previously confirmed starters Adam Scott, Rickie Fowler and Marc Leishman, American Snedeker will play his only PGA Tour of Australasia tournament of the Australian summer in Queensland [...]

September 24, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Nick Cullen

Nick Cullen victorious at the Queensland Open

South Australian Nick Cullen has claimed the Isuzu Queensland Open at Brookwater Golf and Country Club. Firing a 3-under 69 in the final round, Nick Cullen claimed victory with a tournament total of 9-under 279. “I felt really good, I had been playing well and my swing feels good. I just hung in there, went [...]

August 25, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Cameron Smith

Amateur Cameron Smith turns Professional

Current Australian Amateur champion Cameron Smith has confirmed he has moved into the professional ranks. The 19 year-old Queenslander enjoyed a superb amateur career winning a host of amateur events including the Australian Amateur Championship, Australian Junior Championship, Australian Stroke Play Championship in addition to a number of state titles. “I’m ready for the challenge [...]

July 12, 2013 | 0 Comments More
PGA of Australia to implement Rule 14-1b from 2016

PGA of Australia to implement Rule 14-1b from 2016

The PGA of Australia today confirmed it will adopt Rule 14-1b prohibiting anchoring of the club for all Professional tournaments sanctioned by the PGA from January 1, 2016.

July 11, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Lucky 13 for Jones in Japan

Lucky 13 for Jones in Japan

Australia’s Brendan Jones added to his already impressive string of victories in Japan, clinching his 13th Japan Tour title at the Mizuno Open. Jones’ four-under-par final round saw him finish atop the leaderboard at 19-under, three shots clear of the nearest competitor, KT Kim, whose final-round of 69 saw him finish at 16-under. “I played [...]

July 10, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Brett Rumford. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Brett Rumford captures Ballantine’s Championship (Video)

Australia’s Brett Rumford showed he is the man for the big occasion when he prevailed in a three-way play-off with compatriot Marcus Fraser and Scotland’s Peter Whiteford to win the €2,205,000 (Approximately US$2.8 million) Ballantine’s Championship.

April 29, 2013 | 0 Comments More
RACV Royal Pines

Royal Pines to host Australian PGA Championship

The PGA of Australia has confirmed the Australian PGA Championship presented by Coca-Cola has found a new home on Queensland’s Gold Coast at RACV Royal Pines.

February 28, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Peter and Mitchell Senior

Senior shines in Sydney

53-year-old Peter Senior proved once again that age is no barrier to success, capturing the Emirates Australian Open amidst fading light and extreme conditions. With an even-par 72 in the windy and wild final round at The Lakes Golf Club in Sydney, Senior became the oldest golfer to lift the Stonehaven Cup, surpassing the legendary Peter Thomson who won at the age of 43 in 1972.

December 11, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Adam Scott at the Australian Masters

Scott tops at Australian Masters

Adam Scott has claimed the 2012 Talisker Masters title, overcoming defending champion Ian Poulter at Kingston Heath Golf Club in Melbourne to take his 19th international victory.

November 18, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Bo Van Pelt (Photo: SMP Images)

Van Pelt victorious in Perth

Bo Van Pelt prevailed in an all-American battle with Jason Dufner to win the ISPS HANDA Perth International at Lake Karrinyup, winning with a tournament total of 16-under par. Starting the final round with a one stroke lead, Van Pelt was in control of the tournament throughout the day, posting a final round of 68 to secure the win by two shots.

October 22, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Justin Rose

Justin Rose heads Down Under; Seven to broadcast Open

Australia’s Summer of Golf is set to benefit from another world-class star, as World number 5 Justin Rose has confirmed he will play in the Emirates Australian Open at The Lakes Golf Club in Sydney from December 6-9. Rose won the WGC-Cadillac Championship in March and capped an exceptional year with a runner-up finish at the Tour [...]

October 5, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Aussie stars confirm Coolum return

Aussie stars confirm Coolum return

Defending champion Greg Chalmers and former winners Geoff Ogilvy (2008) and Greg Norman (1984, 1985) have confirmed their entry into this year’s 2012 Australian PGA Championship presented by Coca-Cola at the Palmer Coolum Resort from December 13-16. “Last year’s Australian PGA Championship presented by Coca-Cola was the most successful staged in recent history, attracting a [...]

October 1, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Charl Schwartzel (©Getty Images)

Dufner and Schwartzel join Perth lineup

2011 Masters Tournament champion Charl Schwartzel and World Number Nine Jason Dufner are the first global stars to be announced for the Perth International, to be played at Lake Karrinyup Country Club in Perth, Western Australia, from October 18-21.

August 18, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Chalmers aims to repeat down-under double

Chalmers aims to repeat down-under double

Aussie Greg Chalmers says he is determined to defend the unique “down-under double” he recorded last year in winning the Australian Open and the Australian PGA Championship.. Chalmers said the two Australian tournaments were the first things he entered into his schedule every year. “For most Australians, its on their list of events that they [...]

August 1, 2012 | 0 Comments More
PGA Australia News for: April 17, 2012

PGA Australia News for: April 17, 2012

Piranha Golf back on board Piranha Golf will continue their involvement with the development of Australian golf as the naming rights sponsor of the NSW/ACT Pro-Am Order of Merit. Scott still pick of the Aussies Englishman Luke Donald has surrendered the world number one ranking to Rory McIlroy after struggling at the RBC Heritage on [...]

April 17, 2012 | 0 Comments More
PGA Australia News for: April 3, 2012

PGA Australia News for: April 3, 2012

Behind the scenes: NZ PGA Have an inside look at the NZ PGA Pro-Am Championship thanks to the team at Michael Hill TV Olesen’s Sicilian dream Australian Richard Green finished strongly to tie for 11th at the Sicilian Open as Thorbjorn Olesen broke through for his first tournament victory on the European Tour. Mahan the [...]

April 3, 2012 | 0 Comments More
PGA Australia News for: March 27, 2012

PGA Australia News for: March 27, 2012

Nick Cullen claims first professional title The PGA of Australia would like to congratulate South Australian Professional Nick Cullen on his maiden professional title at the Indonesia Open, co-sanctioned by OneAsia and the Japan Golf Tour. Lunn wins in Morocco Australian Karen Lunn claimed her 10th Ladies European Tour title after a tight final round [...]

March 27, 2012 | 0 Comments More
PGA Australia News for: March 20, 2012

PGA Australia News for: March 20, 2012

Thorn pips the field at Ranfurlie Huntingdale Trainee has pipped the field to win by one at the Ranfurlie Trainee Pro-Am. Ex-champ Hendry seeks glory at Indonesia Open Former winner Michael Hendry of New Zealand begins his quest to establish himself in the world’s top-50 at this week’s Enjoy Jakarta Indonesia Open, the season-opener on [...]

March 20, 2012 | 0 Comments More
PGA Australia News for: March 13, 2012

PGA Australia News for: March 13, 2012

New era of golf in Papua New Guinea Heath Reed will be looking to make it three from three at the 2012 Coca Cola Morobe Open at the Lae Golf Club. Rose holds on, Tiger injured Justin Rose won the WGC-Cadillac Championship by one shot from Bubba Watson on Sunday, as Tiger Woods withdrew injured. [...]

March 13, 2012 | 0 Comments More
PGA Australia News for: March 6, 2012

PGA Australia News for: March 6, 2012

VIDEO: Jeep Australian 4 Ball Hole in 1 John Stewart, a 13 handicapper, holed out on the 142m par three 7th hole at RACV Royal Pines Resort during the Jeep Australian 4 Ball Pro Am Championship Percy falls short in Panama Australian Cameron Percy has fallen just short of a memorable victory at the Panama [...]

March 6, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Huh pips Allenby in epic playoff – Tschudin wins QLD PGA

Huh pips Allenby in epic playoff – Tschudin wins QLD PGA

OneAsia graduate John Huh claimed his first title on the US PGA Tour with a dramatic play-off victory over Robert Allenby in the Mayakoba Golf Classic. Huh played five events on OneAsia in 2011, finishing 15th on the Order of Merit with winnings of US$85,945, before winning his PGA Tour card at final qualifying. The [...]

March 1, 2012 | 0 Comments More
PGA Australia News for: February 28, 2012

PGA Australia News for: February 28, 2012

E-Z-GO backs PGA Legends The PGA of Australia today announced the continuation of E-Z-GO as the naming sponsor for the PGA Legends Tour, Australia’s tournament destination for senior professional golfers. Millar wins Lennock Motors Pro-Am ACT local Matthew Millar has won the Lennock Motors Murrumbidgee Country Club Pro-Am for the second consecutive year. Allenby falls [...]

February 28, 2012 | 0 Comments More
PGA Australia News for: February 21, 2012

PGA Australia News for: February 21, 2012

Haas triumphs in playoff American Bill Haas rolled in a 45-foot putt for birdie on the second play-off hole to claim the Northern Trust Open. Cheadle puts star power behind NZ PGA Hollywood actor Don Cheadle has confirmed he will play in the NZ PGA Pro-Am Championship La’Cassie sixth in Colombia Australia’s Bronson La’Cassie has [...]

February 21, 2012 | 0 Comments More
PGA Australia News for: February 14, 2012

PGA Australia News for: February 14, 2012

Events underway at Creswick Pre-Q and a junior pro-am has kicked off the week long golf activties at the Forest Resort Creswick for the Adroit Insurance Group VIC PGA Oh so close (again) for Senior Peter Senior notched up his fifth second place finish in a US Champions Tour event, falling to Corey Pavin who [...]

February 14, 2012 | 0 Comments More
PGA Australia News for: February 7, 2012

PGA Australia News for: February 7, 2012

Dive wins Piranha Order of Merit Martin Dive was announced as the Piranha Golf NSW/ACT Order of Merit winner and recipient of the $10,000 bonus.. Trainee Graduates and award winners honoured After three years of dedication and hard work, the newest Members of NSW/ACT Division of the PGA of Australia were officially recognised and inducted [...]

February 7, 2012 | 0 Comments More
PGA Australia News for: January 31, 2012

PGA Australia News for: January 31, 2012

Top 100 driving Barnes for QLD PGA As the highest ranked player in the upcoming Queensland PGA Championship field, former Champion Kurt Barnes says 2012 is his year. Snedeker wins in playoff American Brandt Snedeker won the Farmers Insurance Open on Sunday after a dramatic playoff in California. Ray Wilson awarded OAM PGA Professional Ray [...]

January 31, 2012 | 0 Comments More
PGA Australia News for: January 24, 2012

PGA Australia News for: January 24, 2012

Wilson wins Humana title Mark Wilson’s three-under-par 69 was enough to hold off Johnson Wagner and win the Humana Challenge by two shots in La Quinta. Meriton Sydney Invitational Entries are open for amateurs and professionals for the upcoming Meriton Sydney Invitational. Harwood dominates Oatlands NSW Legends Michael Harwood has continued his outstanding form on [...]

January 24, 2012 | 0 Comments More
PGA Australia News for: January 17, 2012

PGA Australia News for: January 17, 2012

Wagner triumphs in Hawaii Johnson Wagner won the third PGA Tour event of his career with a two-shot victory at the Sony Open in Hawaii, while John Senden was the leading Australian. Amazing Grace breaks through Branden Grace has clinched a maiden European Tour victory with a one-shot win at the Joburg Open on Sunday [...]

January 17, 2012 | 0 Comments More
PGA Australia News for: January 10, 2012

PGA Australia News for: January 10, 2012

Aussies set to take on OneAsia OneAsia Final Stage Q-School gets underway today in Malaysia with 19 Australians set to compete Aussie hopefuls to tee up in IFQ The PGA Tour of Australasia this week plays host to the R&A as the International Final Qualifying (IFQ) comes to Kingston Heath Golf Club. Stricker set for [...]

January 10, 2012 | 0 Comments More
PGA Australia News for: January 3, 2012

PGA Australia News for: January 3, 2012

Vale Ramsay McMaster We are saddened to learn of the sudden passing of Ramsay McMaster on the evening of Thursday 29th December in Melbourne. Our deepest sympathies go to the McMaster family. Ramsay’s work as a golf fitness expert shaped and influenced so many people’s lives. A true pioneer and friend of golf, Ramsay will [...]

January 3, 2012 | 0 Comments More
PGA Australia News for: December 27, 2011

PGA Australia News for: December 27, 2011

Popovic top of the class at Q-School After three solid rounds of golf Daniel Popovic has won the Final Stage of Qualifying School for the PGA Tour of Australasia New look GOLF Link Mates Website The new GOLF Link Mates website includes loads of great new features. Join now or sign up for a 14 [...]

December 27, 2011 | 0 Comments More
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