British Open champ joins the field for this week’s Australian PGA Championship.
After an Australian Open that boasted a world class field, and a majestic week of golf at The Presidents Cup in Melbourne, it should be no surprise to hear that this week’s Australian PGA Championship at Coolum is shaping to be the best in decades.
The Australian PGA Championship has officially been held since 1905 with many great names featuring on the Joe Kirkwood Cup including Seve Ballesteros, Peter Thomson, Greg Norman, Gary Player and Carnegie Clark.
The event is a favourite among the golfers which is staged in the laid-back surrounds at Hyatt Regency Coolum where families and friends all stay on course.
The list of international players looking to add their name to the trophy this week include British Open Champion Darren Clark, Rickie Fowler, Bubba Watson, YE Yang and KT Kim. Clark has already said he loves the golf course after flying in earlier in the week.
“I played the back nine yesterday and I was very impressed with it. It’s not the longest course, but the way they’ve got it set up dictates you don’t hit a driver everywhere,” he said.
“It’s nice that the premiums are on accuracy as opposed to just bombing it everywhere. It’s different, but I was very impressed with it.”
There is the regular local contingent of players teeing off at Coolum too and it will be interesting to see how Robert Allenby and Jason Day back up after playing poorly at the final day of the Presidents Cup.