Queensland’s Cameron Smith has announced he’ll return to RACV Royal Pines on the Gold Coast to defend his Australian PGA Championship title this year.
The 26-year-old hoping to create history by becoming the first person in more than 100 years to win three consecutive Australian PGA Championship titles.
He says he can’t wait to come back and compete against a world class field – which includes former world number one Adam Scott.
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“I can’t wait to come back to the Gold Coast and play in front of a home crowd to try and win three Australian PGA Championships in a row. It would be the perfect way to wrap up my year,” Smith said.
PGA of Australia chief executive Gavin Kirkman says he’s hopeful the tens of thousands of spectators will get behind Smith’s history-making pursuit, at the 19-22 December tournament.
“We are delighted Cameron has decided to return to our feature event. He’s a fan favourite who will have a lot of supporters cheering him on to become a triple winner of the Australian PGA Championship.
“Cam is trying to do what some of the industry’s luminaries like Greg Norman, Kel Nagle and Robert Allenby were unable to do.
“A third consecutive victory at RACV Royal Pines Resort, one of Queensland’s finest golf courses, would put him in rarefied company,” Mr Kirkman said.