PGA TOUR favourites heading home for Australian PGA Championship

Two time Australian PGA Champion Greg Chalmers, Queenslander Rod Pampling and New South Welshman Matt Jones have all been confirmed for this year’s Australian PGA Championship.

To be played from 30 November – 3 December at RACV Royal Pines Resort, the PGA TOUR regulars will add depth to an already star studded field.

“Greg (Chalmers), Rod (Pampling) and Matt (Jones) will be wonderful additions to the 2017 field which already boasts Sergio Garcia, Adam Scott, Cameron Smith and Jonas Blixt,” said Gavin Kirkman, CEO of the PGA of Australia.


Chalmers is a two time winner of the Australian PGA Championship. His most recent victory came in 2014 following a marathon seven hole playoff over Adam Scott and Wade Ormsby. Following his win, Chalmers dedicated his victory to the PGA Professionals he has worked with during his career.

“Greg (Chalmers) has won the Joe Kirkwood Cup twice; I know it holds a special place amongst his career victories as it also honours the numerous PGA Professional coaches that have helped him along the journey,” added Kirkman.

2017 will be the fourth consecutive year that Pampling has teed it up at the Australian PGA Championship in his home state. His best finish at RACV Royal Pines Resort was tied 15th at the 2016 edition won by American Harold Varner III.

Rod Pampling

Rod Pampling | PHOTO: Supplied by PGA of Australia

“As a trained PGA Professional coach, incredibly talented player and a proud Queenslander Rod (Pampling) has been a great supporter of the Australian PGA Championship. It will be great to have him teeing it up again in 2017,” added Kirkman.

After recently re-securing his PGA TOUR card, Jones will head to the Gold Coast for the first time since the Australian PGA Championship moved to RACV Royal Pines Resort.

“A PGA TOUR winner, Matt is a wonderful ambassador for Australian golf when he tees it up overseas and we are delighted to have him playing at the Australian PGA Championship this year.

“The international golf schedule is so busy that this is the first time Matt has the opportunity to join us on the Gold Coast. It is a week that I am sure he will really enjoy.”

Australian sports fans will be able to watch Adam Scott and Sergio Garcia in action.

General admission to the Australian PGA Championship is $25* when purchased at the gate or via Ticketmaster with children, 16 and under, granted free admission when attending with a paying adult.

The Australian PGA Championship is on from 30 November to 3 December at RACV Royal Pines Resort. Tickets are now on sale at Ticketmaster. For more information visit: