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Scott makes it a Masters double for Australian PGA Championship

Adam Scott will double the number of Masters Champions in the field at the Australian PGA Championship when it tees off on the Gold Coast later this year.

Scott today announced that he will play in his home town tournament alongside good mate Sergio Garcia when the event tees off at RACV Royal Pines Resort from 30 November – 3 December.

“Competing in the Australian PGA Championship on the Gold Coast in front of a home crowd is always such a highlight for me,” said Scott.

“I really appreciate the local support and I am hoping that this year I can add my name to the Joe Kirkwood Cup for a second time.

“It’s great to see Sergio in the field for this year’s event and I am sure he and his family will enjoy all that the Gold Coast has to offer while they are in town.”

Scott and Garcia ensure the Australian PGA Championship will have its strongest field since moving to the Gold Coast.

Tourism and Major Events Minister Kate Jones said Scott would further enhance what was already a world-class field for the event.

“Adam Scott is a hero to so many golf fans so it is fantastic news that he has again chosen to tee it up at the Australian PGA Championship on the Gold Coast,” she said.

“To have two Masters champions battle it out at Royal Pines is a real coup which will help ensure a world-wide television audience and underlines the Gold Coast’s ability to host world-class sporting events.”

A strong supporter of Australian golf and in particular the Australian PGA Championship, Adam Scott is always a fan favourite on home soil.

“Adam Scott is iconic to Australian sport, not just because of his Masters victory but because of his commitment to his Australian fans,” said Gavin Kirkman, CEO of the PGA of Australia.

“Each year Adam comes home to compete and celebrate his international season with Australian sport fans. This year is no different and we are delighted to have him playing the Australian PGA Championship.

“Adam is an excellent ambassador for tournaments on the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia and I am sure that words of encouragement from him helped attract Sergio to the Gold Coast.

“With the current Masters champion and Australia’s only Masters champion in the field, fans are in for a real treat at the Australian PGA Championship this year.”

Australian sports fans will be able to watch Adam Scott and Sergio Garcia in action thanks to fan friendly ticket prices.

General admission to the Australian PGA Championship is $25 when purchased at the gate or via Ticketmaster with children, 16 and under, granted free admission when attending with a paying adult.

Since Sergio Garcia was announced to play the Australian PGA Championship, Sunday tickets to the Lexus Marquee on the Soniq Million Dollar Hole have sold out. Fans who want to join in the festival atmosphere are encouraged to book tickets from Thursday to Saturday quickly due to unprecedented demand.

Tickets to see Adam Scott and 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.

If a marquee is more your style, a number of different corporate hospitality options are also available, please visit pgachampionship.com.au.

For more information about the Australian PGA Championship please contact Olivia McMillan, Media and Communications Manager, PGA of Australia on 0425 702 153 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For an image of Adam Scott please click here. Please credit Australian PGA Championship.

 

ABOUT THE AUSTRALIAN PGA CHAMPIONSHIP:

The Australian PGA Championship is back at RACV Royal Pines Resort, on the Gold Coast in Queensland from 30 November - 3 December.

Masters champion and World Number 7 Sergio Garcia will headline a stellar list of Australian and international players who will compete for the Joe Kirkwood Cup.

The 2017 tournament will feature an array of entertainment on and off the course, but it’s the Soniq Million Dollar Hole where the tournament really comes alive. While players aim to ace their way to a big pay day, fans will be celebrating in the sun with great food, music and entertainment.

A festival of golf the Australian PGA Championship week also includes the Cobra Puma Orange Crush Kids Day and the Greg Norman Medal; the Aussie PGA is where everyone plays!

The Australian PGA Championship is the PGA of Australia’s flagship event; co-sanctioned by the European Tour and ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia. The tournament honour roll features an incredible list of past champions including Adam Scott (2013) Greg Chalmers (2014 & 2011), Peter Senior (2010) and Geoff Ogilvy (2008).

The Queensland Government through Tourism and Events Queensland as well as the City of Gold Coast and Gold Coast Tourism proudly supports the Australian PGA Championship.

 

 

4 September 2017

 


Photo by Brian Morgan/Getty Images

Ian Baker-Finch today announces his addition to the team at easyGolf Worldwide — a luxury golf travel company providing golfers with holidays to the world’s best courses — as an Ambassador.

Ian will use his expansive knowledge and love of the sport to offer personalized insight into each tour’s creation. Speaking about his new role, Ian stated, “I’m excited to join easyGolf Worldwide, the leading golf tour group in Australia, as their ambassador. I have longed to join the golf tour industry to help expose Australia’s great golf courses to the world and to bring more visitors to our beautiful country.”

Of the partnership, easyGolf Worldwide CEO, Richard Tessel, said, “Having an ambassador of the caliber of Ian on board is something we are extremely proud of and we look forward to working with him going forward.”

In addition to Melbourne’s famed Sandbelt and to Sydney and New Zealand’s best courses, the initial tour offerings for 2017 include trips to South Africa for a Golf Safari, The US Masters in Augusta Georgia, and The 146th Open Championship at Royal Birkdale, where Ian won the Claret Jug in 1991.

Of the latter, Ian has said he is “looking forward to returning to Royal Birkdale to relive the memories of my 1991 victory and am excited to offer a tour to the area for other golf lovers to experience one of the greatest tournaments in the history of the sport.”

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January 16. 2017

Ian Baker-Finch

With his distinctive Australian accent, incredible knowledge of the game, and an Open Championship highlighting his impressive résumé, Ian Baker-Finch has become one of the most popular and recognizable voices in golf, through his work on CBS Sports.

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