Leishman and Jones to head to the Coast for Australian PGA

THE PGA has announced Marc Leishman and Brendan will play the Australian PGA Championship at RACV Royal Pines Resort next month.

In his only appearance of the Aussie summer of golf, Leishman is looking forward to getting back to the Gold Coast for the Australian PGA Championship.

“I always love playing at home in Australia and I am particularly excited to be playing at Royal Pines again this year,” said Leishman.


“Last year the Australian PGA Championship was a lot of fun, the Gold Coast really embraced the golf and the support I received from the fans made it a memorable week.”

Also looking to win his first PGA Tour of Australasia title at the Australian PGA Championship is 13 time Japan Golf Tour winner Brendan Jones.

“I am very proud of my overseas success but to win the Australian PGA Championship would certainly be a nice highlight in my career,” said Jones, who is returning from a wrist injury.

“It has been a tough year with my wrist injury but I feel like my form has been returning in Japan so I am looking forward to closing out the year with a big week on the Gold Coast.”

With two of Australia’s successful international Tour Professionals returning home for the Australian PGA Championship Brian Thorburn, CEO of the PGA of Australia says there is a lot for Aussie sports fans to be excited about.

“The depth of Australian golf talent competing around the world is immense,” said Thorburn.

“We are very proud that so many of our players will be returning home in December to contest the Australian PGA Championship.”

“I believe we have assembled a very strong field full of Aussie talent which will provide a memorable week of golf for sports fans.”

Leishman and Jones will be joined at the Australian PGA Championship by defending champion Adam Scott, American Boo Weekley and  some of Australia’s favourite players Robert Allenby, Greg Chalmers, Craig Parry and Peter Lonard.