Royal Queensland new Aust PGA champs venue

Royal Queensland will host the Australian PGA Championship for the next three years, replacing Royal Pines on the Gold Coast.

09-Jan-2020 By Murray Wenzel, Australian Associated Press

Brisbane has pinched the Australian PGA Championship from the Gold Coast for the next three years, with Royal Queensland to host the tournament again later this year.

It comes after seven years at Royal Pines, Masters champion Adam Scott winning the first and last titles at the venue either side of a comprehensive redesign.

The shift back to Royal Queensland - where Scott is a member - for the first time since 2001 will coincide with the course's centenary year.

"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," PGA of Australia CEO Gavin 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."

Norman was a trainer professional at the Hamilton club in the 1970s, while the course was redesigned by Michael Clayton in 2007.

Robert Allenby won both instalments when the tournament was held at the riverside course in 2000 and 2001.


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