The PGA Tour of Australasia have launched the campaign for the biggest summer of golf Australia has seen in a long time, with 14 of the world’s top-20 golfers heading down under.
Eight PGA events and The Presidents Cup are scheduled between now and the end of the year, featuring some of the biggest names to ever play in Australia and the It’s Golf Season campaign will be everywhere very soon.
Jason Day and Adam Scott lead the Aussie contingent coming back home for the summer and it’s the first time Day has played in the country since turning professional.
But it is the international players who are making this summer a special one.
Obviously the staging of The Presidents Cup in Australia means many of the big name American players will be the country including Phil Mickelson, Nick Watney, Matt Kuchar, Tiger Woods, Steve Stricker and Bubba Watson.
In addition, Y.E.Yang, K.J.Choi, Ernie Els and US Masters champion Charl Schwartzel will be in the part of the Presidents Cup, but British Open winner Darren Clarke, Ian Poulter and world number one Luke Donald will be in Australia over the coming months.
In total 14 players from the World Top 20 are headed to Australia in the coming weeks, with 19 of the World Top 100 set to contest the PGA Tour of Australasia’s events outside The Presidents Cup.
If this doesn’t get you out to watch a golf tournament this summer, nothing will.
It will have a hugely positive effect on Australia’s younger golfers too. What a perfect time to make a name for yourself with a good performance at the Australian Open, Australian Masters or Australian PGA up against these players.
The PGA Tour of Australasia’s 2011 schedule gets back underway this week with the Brunel WA PGA Championship set to tee off at Novotel Vines Resort and Country Club in Perth.
The top 100 players confirmed for the PGA Tour of Australasia’s events include Luke Donald (1), Dustin Johnson (5), Jason Day (7), Adam Scott (8), Matt Kuchar (9), Nick Watney (11), Bubba Watson (16), Hunter Mahan (19), Ian Poulter (23), Darren Clarke (34), Geoff Ogilvy (37), Y E Yang (38), Matteo Manassero (43), Aaron Baddeley (49), Tiger Woods (52), John Senden (59), Robert Allenby (60), Richard Green (74) and Brendan Jones (92).