Sam Torrance confirmed for Australian PGA

BY | Australasian PGA Tour | 2005 Australian PGA Championship | General | 19 Oct 2005
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Former European Ryder Cup Captain and 1980 Australian PGA Champion, Sam Torrance today confirmed he will play the 2005 Cadbury Schweppes Australian PGA Championship in December at the Hyatt Regency Coolum, Queensland.

Torrance won the tournament when played at Royal Melbourne Golf Club, and was invited back as a past PGA Champion to celebrate the Centenary staging of Australia’s oldest professional tournament and the 52-year-old Scotsman happily agreed. Torrance won the Championship by two shots from Spaniard Seve Ballesteros.

“I’m delighted to be able to come to Australia and play in the centenary staging of the Cadbury Schweppes Australian PGA Championship” Torrance said from his home in England. “I still regard my win of the PGA Championship at Royal Melbourne Golf Club as my best individual win ever and I’m very much looking forward to returning to Australia.”

Torrance has had a long and successful career since turning professional in 1970. The Scot has collected over 25 European PGA Tour victories including three senior titles he recorded earlier this year, placing him at the top of the European Seniors Tour Money List. Torrance also captained the European Ryder Cup Team to victory in 2002 at The De Vere Belfry, 17 years after holing the winning putt at the same venue which ended a 28 year European drought in the event.

Torrance was awarded an MBE in 1996 for his services to golf and an OBE in the 2003 New Year Honours List for his captaincy of Europe’s Ryder Cup Team.

The 2005 Cadbury Schweppes Australian PGA Championship will be played 1-4 December at the Hyatt Regency Coolum, Queensland.

Source – PGA Australia

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