Reed, Noren headline ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth
December 29th, 2016
The ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth has captured the imagination of the golfing world with top class players and ISPS HANDA signing on for the tournament’s inaugural staging in 2017.
World Number 8 Patrick Reed and World Number 9 Alex Noren are the first players to announce they will be heading to Lake Karrinyup Country Club to compete in the revolutionary event.
Reed and Noren will headline a star lineup to contest the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth from 16-19 February, when the European Tour and ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia come together to sanction the combined stroke and matchplay tournament.
“From the moment I heard about the combined format I knew that I wanted to be a part of the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth,” said Patrick Reed, a five-time winner on the PGA TOUR.
“To be able to travel to Australia and compete in a unique tournament is something I am very excited about."
“I would love to be the inaugural champion of the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth and will be playing my best golf to ensure I not only make the six-hole match play rounds on Sunday but that I am lifting the trophy that afternoon.”
Swedish sensation Noren is one of the most in-form players in the world and has rocketed to inside the world top-10 rankings, courtesy of four victories on the European Tour in 2016.
“This will be my first time to Western Australia and I am excited to play Lake Karrinyup Country Club and see the sights. I have heard great things from my fellow European Tour players,” said Noren.
“Everyone on the European Tour has been talking about the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth, the format is very interesting and I look forward to playing in the inaugural tournament.”
Reed and Noren are the highest ranked players enticed to Perth in the past seven years and the first top-10 players to make the trip.
Also joining the field via invitation will be Perth local Curtis Luck, the reigning U.S. Amateur and Asia-Pacific Amateur champion, who will look to add to his experience against the world's best players in the leadup to his Masters Tournament debut in April.
“To play a professional tournament of this calibre in front of my friends and family is going to be something very special." Luck said,
"(But) it is also a good chance for me to test my game against the world’s best and continue to fine tune it ahead of the Masters.”
“I would love to win the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth, not just so I am the first ever champion, but also so that when I do turn pro, I already have a card onto one of the biggest tours in the world.”