The Talisker Australian Masters is continuing to bring the world’s best players to Australia each year.
Tournaments organisers IMG today announced that world number six Matt Kuchar will take to the fairways of Royal Melbourne Golf club in November and be a part of the field for the 2013 Talisker Masters.
“I have always enjoyed playing in Australia and especially on the Melbourne sandbelt. The Royal Melbourne Golf Club is one of the world’s great courses and was a fantastic venue for The Presidents Cup 2011. I am really looking forward to playing the Talisker Masters and bringing my family to Melbourne in November,” commented Kuchar.
The event has a strong history in recent years of bringing the world’s best to Australian shores to compete. It’s hard to forget the hype (and fallout) when Tiger Woods was enticed to Australia play and eventually win the 2009 Australian Masters.
In more recent times Luke Donald, Sergio Garcia, Ian Poulter and Graeme McDowell have made appearances at the Australian Masters with Poulter winning in 2011.
These drawcard names have always complimented a good field of Australian golfers who support the event and this year will be extra special with US Masters champion Adam Scott back to defend his Australian Masters title that he wrestled off of Ian Poulter in a great battle at Kingston Heath last year.
The 2013 Talisker Masters will also be a special one for Jarrod Lyle who will make it his professional golf comeback event following an 18-month battle with leukaemia.
It’s official I am committing to the Aussie masters at Royal Melbourne. Something to work towards and see where my game is at.
— Jarrod Lyle (@jarrodlylepga) July 15, 2013
The World Cup of Golf will be held the week following the 2013 Talisker Masters. It’s going to be a big summer of golf in Australia once again and we can’t wait.
The Seven Network will broadcast live national coverage of the Talisker Masters on all four days from 12.30pm-5.30 pm.
Tickets to the 2013 Talisker Masters go on sale today and will be available via the event website www.australianmasters.com.au with prices starting from $29.