After seven years on the Gold Coast, the Australian PGA Championship will return to Brisbane in 2020 to celebrate Royal Queensland Golf Club’s centenary year.
The time-honoured tournament, one of the feature events on the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia, will be played in Queensland’s capital for the first time since Robert Allenby edged fellow Victorian Geoff Ogilvy by a stroke to defend his title in 2001.
PGA of Australia CEO Gavin Kirkman said the PGA was thrilled to showcase the Australian PGA Championship at Brisbane’s Royal Queensland Golf Club.
“We’re incredibly excited to return to Brisbane and the Royal Queensland Golf Club to celebrate a milestone anniversary of one of the country’s most treasured golf courses,” Mr Kirkman said.
“Royal Queensland Golf Club is a rich breeding ground which has unearthed a number of PGA Professionals, including one of the game’s icons, Greg Norman. We look forward to celebrating the club’s history with our flagship event”.
“We know Brisbane loves its live sporting events and we look forward to seeing the crowds come out to cheer on our home-grown and international golfers, while enjoying the party atmosphere of the Championship, which will continue to deliver exciting, vibrant and fan-friendly entertainment precincts on course”
“We cannot wait to share this popular tournament with the people of Brisbane.”
Brisbane will also hold the rights to host the 2021 and 2022 Australian PGA Championship at Royal Queensland Golf Club as part of their host city agreement.
The 2020 event marks the 21st consecutive year the Australian PGA Championship has been held in Queensland.