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.
Category: PGA of Australia
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Donald will be back There was no fairytale finish to 2011 for Luke Donald, but the World No.1 will leave Australia with fond memories from the JBWere Masters at Victoria Golf Club. Ogilvy lets it slip Victorian Geoff Ogilvy was making no excuses for his final round meltdown at the JBWere Australian Masters at Victoria [...]
McKenzie looking good for Euro card Australian David McKenzie remains on track to secure his European Tour card at the midway point of the final qualifying event at the PGA Catalunya Resort. Ogilvy: No contact with Allenby Geoff Ogilvy says he has not spoken to Presidents Cup team-mate Robert Allenby since the pair almost came [...]
Ormsby through to final stage Australian Wade Ormsby was one of 81 golfers to successfully qualify for the final stage of the European Tour’s Q-School after the four second stage tournaments concluded in Spain on Monday. Aussies on track at Q-School Australians Jarrod Lyle and Matt Jones are both closing in on securing their PGA [...]
A slice of history at Wynnum Michael Ferguson, Adam Crawford and Edward Stedman have settled for a share of the spoils at the 2011 Bartons/BMD Pro Am held at the Wynnum Golf Club. Scott rues poor start Pre-tournament favourite Adam Scott was left to lament his disastrous start on day one after finishing two shots [...]
West Australian Greg Chalmers is the toast of the PGA Tour of Australasia after winning his second consecutive tournament, the Australian PGA Championship presented by Coca-Cola. Following a one hole playoff with Marcus Fraser and four time Champion Robert Allenby, Chalmers added the Joe Kirkwood Cup to his growing collection to take home his second [...]
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 day FREE trial! Home delight for Mulroy A strong finish from South African Garth Mulroy sealed his first European Tour title with victory at the Alfred Dunhill Championship. Crawford [...]
The latest World Rankings See how the Aussies are travelling on the world stage Wilson wins inaugural MGI The inaugural Betstar Melbourne Golf Invitational was won by Victorian Peter Wilson Norman: Woods v Williams likely Negatively influenced by outside forces in previous Presidents Cup tournaments, Internationals captain Greg Norman says he won’t premeditate match-ups and [...]
Greg Chalmers has won the 2011 Emirates Australian Open following an intense final round at The Lakes Golf Club. Chalmers, the 1998 Australian Open Champion, claimed his second Stonehaven Cup holding off a world class leaderboard of challengers to take the title. “I’ve got my name twice on the Stonehaven Cup, that’s phenomenal,” said Chalmers. [...]
Tiger row upsets Norman Former world No.1 Greg Norman has labelled the bitter spat between Tiger Woods and his former caddie Steve Williams as ‘sad for golf’, calling on the warring parties to declare a truce before it further damages the game. Kaymer’s big day Germany’s Martin Kaymer hit seven birdies on the back nine [...]
Heartbreak for Nitties Australian James Nitties heartbreakingly missed out on his PGA Tour card for next year after failing to fire at the Nationwide Tour Championships over the weekend. Holding Cort at Futures Reigning British PGA Trainee champion, Matthew Cort secured a two shot victory at the 2011 PGA National Futures Championship Garcia goes back-to-back [...]
Coles heading back to US Tour with N’wide win Bathurst professional Gavin Coles has secured his return to the US PGA TOUR next year with a win in the Winn-Dixie Jacksonville Open Presented by Planters this morning Australian time. The GOLF Link Race Series is back The Race Series is back with some exciting new [...]
37 year old Queenslander Michael Wright has taken out the 2011 Brunel West Australian PGA Championship by one shot over Terry Pilkadaris in a dramatic finale at The Novotel Vines Resort and Country Club. Wright battled it out with Pilkadaris till the very last hole where he chipped out from a greenside bunker to putt [...]
Crane picks up win Ben Crane produced a stellar final round before winning a play-off against Webb Simpson to take out the McGladrey Classic as Australian Nick O’Hern found himself just five strokes off the pace. The Vines set for WA PGA showdown The Vines will this week play host to the Brunel Western Australian [...]
More of the world’s top 20 players are set for Sydney with World Number 9 Matt Kuchar, World Number 11 Nick Watney, former champions Robert Allenby and John Senden, and American Hunter Mahan all confirming they will be part of the action at the Emirates Australian Open at The Lakes Golf Club from 10-13 November.