PGA goes ahead

Geoff Ogilvy at the Australian PGA.
Geoff Ogilvy at the Australian PGA. Cade Mooney

AUSTRALIAN PGA Championship organisers admit to being "spoilt" by the quality field at last year's event, but have promised to do everything they can to deliver another star-studded tournament in 2012.

The pledge was made this week when the tournament's new date was announced.

It will be held from December13-16 at Coolum Golf and Spa (formally the Hyatt Regency Coolum), after being staged in late October last year.

The PGA Championship benefited greatly in 2011 by being positioned immediately after the President's Cup in Melbourne, as some of the participants in that event, including new US Masters champion Bubba Watson, travelled up to the Coast.

While the PGA of Australia concedes it will be tough to duplicate last year's field, it is confident of delivering a strong line-up.

A potential major plus in the bid to lure some of the world's best players to Coolum is the timing of the US PGA Tour's conclusion this year.

It finishes before the start of the PGA Championship.

PGA of Australia tournament division general manager Simon Butterly said the PGA Championship had previously been held just before Christmas and it was a success.

Butterly predicted many of the leading Australian players would bring their families to Coolum as the tournament doubled as a Christmas holiday.

"I think we may find it a touch difficult to get the same amount of international players (as last year)," he said.

"But I can assure you that we will be doing all we can to attract some of the world's best international players ... to come and compete in the event."

Topics:  palmer coolum resort, pga championship



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