Greg Norman’s new golf league and its impact on Australian golf comes under scrutiny

The potential ramifications on Australian golf of a proposed golf league backed by a Saudi Arabian-based organisation have come under closer scrutiny.

Since the appointment of Greg Norman as CEO of LIV Golf Investments and its plan to take over the Asian Golf Tour, there has been a lot of discussion about the potential impact, or perhaps windfall for Australian golf.

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Australia’s major golf tournaments pushed back

The Covid-19 pandemic, the need to ensure public safety and concerns over quarantine requirements have forced the postponement of the nation’s most prestigious golf tournaments, the Australian Open and the Australian PGA Championship, until early-2022. Media release via Australian Golf MediaThe ISPS Handa PGA Tour of Australasia and Golf Australia jointly announced today that the Australian PGA Championship, scheduled for December 2-5 at Royal Queensland, has been pushed back to January 13-16, 2022, while the Open has moved from 25-28 November at The Australian Golf Club in Sydney to a date yet to be announced in late-January or February. Read more

Australian Open golf returns for summer 2021

It is with great delight that Golf Australia confirms the Australian Open will be played in 2021.

Media release

The battle for the time-honoured Stonehaven Cup, one of world golf’s oldest trophies, will take place at The Australian Golf Club in Sydney from 25-28 November.

It is the week before the Australian PGA Championship at Royal Queensland, giving the ISPS Handa PGA Tour of Australasia a two-week block of world-class golf.

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Check out these old classic ABC TV Australian Open golf intros

Journey back to the days when golf on TV began with big band music, floating graphics and checkerboard fades.

We stumbled upon a bunch of old, classic TV intros for Australian Open’s of yesteryear and thought they were worth a share.

Specifically, here are the opening spots for the ABC TV Sports coverage of the 1979, 1984 and 1987 Australian Opens.

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Australia’s major golf events cancelled

It is with regret that the Australian golf industry announces this summer’s premier events – the Australian PGA Championship, Australian Open and Women’s Australian Open – have been cancelled.

Media release via Australian Golf Media

PGA of Australia chief executive Gavin Kirkman, ALPG chief executive Karen Lunn and Golf Australia chief executive James Sutherland confirmed all three events, which were to have been played in February, won’t proceed because of the global pandemic.

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Matt Jones edges out Louis Oosthuizen to win second Australian Open

Matt Jones was cruising to his second Australian Open victory until a little pine cone got in the way of his golf ball.

In the end, it was a single pine cone that nearly turned the 2019 Emirates Australian Open on its head.

For most of the day, it appeared that local boy and 2015 champion Matt Jones was cruising towards a second Australian Open victory until a fairway bunker shot came out a little higher than expected.

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2019 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Matt Jones wins, final round video highlights

Matt Jones has won a second Australian Open title today at The Australian Golf Club in Sydney, beating South Africa’s Louis Oosthuizen by a single shot.

Check out the video highlights from today’s final round of the Emirates Australian Open. In particular, a dramatic finish after Jones almost saw the Stonehaven Cup slip out of his fingers after a late eagle from Louis Oosthuizen.

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