Australian PGA to finish 2014 season
BY PGA of Australia | 02 Apr 2014
The PGA of Australia today confirmed the Australian PGA Championship will be played at RACV Royal Pines Resort from the 11 – 14 December 2014.
Returning to its traditional season ending position on the PGA Tour of Australasia schedule the Australian PGA Championship will be a fitting conclusion to the summer of golf.
“As the last tournament of 2014 the Australian PGA Championship caps off what will again be another exciting year of Australian golf,” said Brian Thorburn, Chief Executive Officer of the PGA of Australia.
“Famous for fun, the Gold Coast will be the perfect location to close out the PGA Tour of Australasia season, providing players and their families an array of opportunities to celebrate a successful year.”
Following a thriving inaugural staging of the Championship at RACV Royal Pines Resort, Thorburn says the PGA Tour of Australasia is looking forward to returning.
“Both the players and the crowds really embraced the Championship at its new home in 2013 and we’re already looking at ways to build on this success in 2014,” added Thorburn.
“With the course exceeding expectations, the quality of golf on display from champion Adam Scott, American young gun Rickie Fowler and our own rising stars the likes of Jack Wilson was exceptional."
The Championship’s return to its traditional end of season position will also provide additional time for Graham Marsh to complete the first stage of the $10million upgrade to the RACV Royal Pines Resort layout.
“RACV has invested a significant amount of money to upgrade their championship course so this date will allow suitable time for the work on the front nine to be completed,” added Thorburn.
“While the 14-under par winning total last year demonstrated the course was more than capable of standing up to the Professionals the re-development will provide new challenges with green sizes being reduced by about 40 per cent.”
The Australian PGA Championship will be played at RACV Royal Pines Resort from Thursday 11th – Sunday 14th December.