Appleby to play Australian PGA Championship

BY iseekgolf.com | Australasian PGA Tour | 2005 Australian PGA Championship | General | 28 Oct 2005
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Stuart Appleby today confirmed he will play the 2005 Cadbury Schweppes Australian PGA Championship to be played 1-4 December at the Hyatt Regency Coolum in Queensland.

Currently sitting at 32 on the Official World Golf Rankings, Appleby became the first back-to-back winner in 22 years of the US PGA Tour’s season opening event the Mercedes Championship in Hawaii. The 34-year old Victorian has gone on to have a solid year on the US PGA Tour with three top ten and seven top 25 finishes.

“As a leading Australian international player of many years we are delighted Stuart will play the centenary Cadbury Schweppes Australian PGA Championship,” Max Garske, Chief Executive Officer of PGA Australia said.

“Stuart’s inclusion in the already impressive field reinforces the great support the Cadbury Schweppes Australian PGA Championship receives from our local players and we are thrilled to have such a great line up of professionals for the event.”

Appleby has performed well on the Coolum course over the years having won the Schweppes Coolum Classic at the Hyatt in 1998 and finishing outright third in his last appearance in the Championship in 2002 behind joint winners Jarrod Moseley and Peter Lonard.

Appleby joins current US Open Champion Michael Campbell, 2003 US PGA Champion Shaun Micheel, Former European Ryder Cup Captain and 1980 Australian PGA Champion Sam Torrance, defending champion Peter Lonard and leading Australians Robert Allenby, Mark Hensby, Craig Parry, Nick O’Hern and Rod Pampling vying for the Centenary title.

Source – PGA Australia

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