Local hero Adam Scott has started the day in the lead, so here’s your chance to enjoy the PGA Championship and help Adam bring victory home.
Fancy the chance to see Adam Scott in action? Then get to it …the Australian PGA Championship is on today at the Royal Pines Resort and world no. 2 player and our own Adam Scott starts the day in the lead.
Former champions of the tournament include Greg Norman, Gary Player, Seve Ballesteros and Kel Nagle and more recently Peter Senior, Greg Chalmers, Geoff Ogilvy and last year’s fairytale winner, Daniel Popovic. This year marks the return of the Championship to the Gold Coast in over 40 years.
Adam Scott has become a household name since becoming the first Australian to claim the US Masters title in 2013. Adam turned Pro in 2000 and other career highlights include 10 PGA Tour titles and nine European Tour titles. He claimed his first win in Australia at the 2009 Australian Open and is currently ranked No. 2 in the world.
We put the hard questions to him:
Which golf course was the first course you set foot upon as a budding player?
Growing up in Adelaide, the first course I event stepped foot on was the North Adelaide Par 3 Course.
Where is your golf club when you are home?
When I come home to Queensland, my favourite course to play is Royal Queensland.
Is there a particular hole you find tough or love to play at your course and why?
I love playing the par 5 7th at RQ….it suits my eye!
What do you like about playing at home?
The best thing about coming home to play is teeing it up with my mates.
How are you preparing for the PGA in November at the Royal Pines?
I’ll be preparing just like any other week, with plenty of practice. I’m focussed on winning.
To be able to play at home at Royal Pines is going to be a lot of fun. All my friends and family will be out there so it’s going to be exciting way to start. The Gold Coast has been so supportive of me my whole career so it’s a good chance for me to hopefully go out and say thanks to them and play well. The PGA is an amazing event – the history of winners there is Australia’s finest and I’d certainly like to put my name on that trophy.
The Australian PGA Championship, RACV Royal Pines Resort until 10 November. Tickets at www.ticketek.com.au. Children 16 years and under admitted free when accompanied by a paying adult. PGA Championship website: www.pgachampionship.com.au.