The PGA Tour of Australasia have released schedule for the tournaments to end the 2012 golf season without the controversy we encountered last year.
The PGA Tour of Australasia have announced the tournament dates and courses for the Australian Open, Australian Masters, Australian PGA Championship and the New Zealand Open. The dates have been set without the controversy we had last year, when tournaments vied to secure the prized weekend ahead of the 2011 Presidents Cup.
Australian Masters Kingston Heath, Melbourne, November 15 – 18, 2012
NZ Open Clearwater Resort, Christchurch, November 22 – 25, 2012
Australian Open The Lakes, Sydney, December 6 – 9, 2012
Australian PGA Championship Hyatt Coolum, December 12 – 15, 2012
After the most exciting summer of tournament golf to be held in Australia for a long time, most of us are wondering if the Tour can keep the momentum rolling into next summer without a world class tournament to entice the big name players Down Under.
It remains to be seen if any of the world’s best golfers will be back to our shores, and it may the last year we see many of Australia’s best golfers return to play these events after the news that the PGA Tour plans to extend their season past October, from 2013.
Once again, if you’re a little dismayed at the selfishness of Tim Finchem and the PGA Tour, maybe this letter will sum up your feelings: An Open Letter to Tim Finchem from Australian golf fans.