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EUROPEAN TOUR AND PGA TOUR OF AUSTRALASIA

FORTINET AUSTRALIAN PGA CHAMPIONSHIP

Website: Brisbane, Australia.

Course: Royal Queensland GC. Yardage: 7,134. Par: 71.

Prize cash: 2 million Australian {dollars}. Winner’s share: 333,333 AD.

Tv: Wednesday-Saturday, 9:30 pm to 1 am (Golf Channel).

Defending champion: Jediah Morgan.

DP World Tour winner: Rory McIlroy.

Final week: Jon Rahm received the DP World Tour Championship.

Notes: British Open champion Cameron Smith returns to the Australian PGA for the primary time since 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. … The event is co-sanctioned by the European tour and begins a brand new season 4 days after final season ended. … Smith is amongst six gamers who’ve competed in Saudi-funded LIV Golf occasions this 12 months. Others are Marc Leishman, Wade Ormsby and defending champion Jed Morgan. … Previous champions within the area embody Robert Allenby and Geoff Ogilvy. … Ryan Fox, who had an opportunity to win the DP World factors record final season, is enjoying. Fox is No. 27 on the earth. He ended final 12 months at No. 213. … Adam Scott received the Australian PGA for the second time in 2019. … Different previous champions within the area embody Geoff Ogilvy and Robert Allenby. … The event dates to 1928. The primary non-Australian winner was Gary Participant in 1957.

Subsequent week: ISPS Handa Australian Open.

On-line: https://www.europeantour.com/dpworld-tour/ and https://pga.org.au/


EUROPEAN TOUR AND SUNSHINE TOUR

JOBURG OPEN

Website: Johannesburg, South Africa.

Course: Houghton GC. Yardage: 7,153. Par: 71.

Prize cash: 17.5 million Rands. Winner’s share: R2,916 million.

Tv: Thursday-Friday, 5-10 am (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 5-9:30am (Golf Channel).

Defending champion: Thriston Lawrence.

DP World Tour winner: Rory McIlroy.

Final week: Jon Rahm received the DP World Tour Championship.

Notes: The event is co-sanctioned by the European tour, the beginning of a two-week stretch in South Africa. … The sphere contains Christian Bezuidenhout amongst top-ranked South African golfers. At No. 74, he’s the third-highest ranked South African behind Louis Oosthuizen and Dean Burmester. … LIV Golf gamers within the area embody Shaun Norris and Hennie DuPlessis. … The Joburg Open has been co-sanctioned by the European tour because it started in 2007. … 9 of the 14 winners of the Joburg Open have been South Africans. Former Masters champion Charl Schwartzel is a two-time winner. He’s not within the area this week. … Final 12 months’s event was shortened to 54 holes due to journey restrictions, after which to 36 holes due to climate. … Thriston Lawrence received the primary of two European tour occasions final season on the Joburg Open.

Subsequent week: Investec South African Open.

On-line: https://www.europeantour.com/dpworld-tour/ and https://sunshinetour.com/


PGA TOUR

Final week: Adam Svensson received the RSM Basic.

Subsequent event: Hero World Problem on Dec. 1-4.

FedEx Cup chief: Seamus Energy.

On-line: https://www.pgatour.com/


LPGA TOUR

Final week: Lydia Ko received the CME Group Tour Championship.

Subsequent event: Hilton Grand Holidays Event of Champions on Jan. 19-22.

Race to CME Globe Winner: Lydia Ko.

On-line: https://www.lpga.com/


OTHER TOURS

Girls European Tour: Andalucia Costa Del Sol Open De Espana, Alferini GC, Benahavis, Spain. Defending champion: Carlota Ciganda. Tv: Thursday-Friday, 10-11:30 am (Golf Channel); Saturday, 9:30-11:30 am (Golf Channel); Sunday, 12:30-3:30pm (Golf Channel-Tape Delay). On-line: https://ladieseuropeantour.com/

Japan Golf Tour: Casio World Open, Kochi Kuroshio CC, Kochi, Japan. Defending champion: Mikumu Horikawa. On-line: https://www.jgto.org/en/

Japan LPGA: JLPGA Tour Championship Ricoh Cup, Miyazaki CC, Miyazaki, Japan. Defending champion: Kana Mikashima. On-line: https://www.lpga.or.jp/en/

Asian Tour: Bangabandhu Cup Golf Bangladesh Open, Kurmitola GC, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Defending champion: On-line: https://asiantour.com/


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