Masters champion Sergio Garcia will play the Australian PGA Championship

In a major coup for Australian golf, Masters champion Sergio Garcia will tee up at the 2017 Australian PGA Championship. at Royal Pines RACV Royal Pines Resort from 30 November to 3 December.

Sergio Garcia has confirmed his appearance at the Australian PGA Championship at Royal Pines RACV Royal Pines Resort (30 November to 3 December) that will see the Spaniard play his first tournament in Australia since 2010 when he played the Australian Masters.

World Number 5 Sergio Garcia won the Masters in thrilling fashion at Augusta National in April and is pleased to be heading back to Australia to play in the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia and European Tour co-sanctioned tournament.

“2017 has been exciting for me winning The Masters and I look forward to celebrating the end of the year at the Australian PGA Championship,” said Garcia. “It’s been a long time since I have visited Australia but I remember how welcoming the fans were and I have been trying to get back for some time now.”

Garcia also plans on bringing the coveted Green Jacket to Australia.

“I am privileged to have a Green Jacket and have enjoyed wearing it at other sporting events throughout the year,” added Garcia. “I will definitely be bringing the Green Jacket with me to the Gold Coast.”

Minister for Tourism and Major Events Kate Jones said securing Garcia for the Australian PGA Championship was a major coup.

“We are delighted to welcome Sergio Garcia to Queensland for the Australian PGA Championship,” said Minister Jones. “Having a player of Sergio’s calibre competing in one of Australia’s most prestigious sporting events will ensure the eyes of the world are on Queensland.”

The PGA of Australia is introducing a fan friendly ticket price for the 2017 Australian PGA Championship to ensure all sports fans can witness the Masters champion in action.

All general admission tickets will be priced at $25 when purchased at the gate or via Ticketmaster with children, 16 and under, granted free admission when attending with a paying adult.

“Sergio Garcia is one of the most exciting players in world golf and has always been a fan favourite so we are pleased to give Australian sports fans the opportunity to watch him in action in our own backyard,” said Gavin Kirkman, CEO of the PGA of Australia. “We want to make this opportunity as accessible as possible which is why I am proud to announce that we have set our tickets at a fan friendly price of $25 per adult with children, 16 and under free of charge.”

“The Australian PGA Championship is a celebration of golf; we will be celebrating with Sergio his Masters victory, as well as the best of the Australian golf industry at the Greg Norman Medal. The festival atmosphere we have created on the Gold Coast will continue with the free Cobra Puma Orange Crush Kids Day, live music and the Soniq Million Dollar Hole.”

Tickets to see Sergio Garcia play in the Australian PGA Championship from 30 November to 3 December at RACV Royal Pines Resort are now on sale at Ticketmaster.

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