U.S. Amateur and Asia-Pacific Amateur champion Curtis Luck will play the Australian PGA Championship alongside Adam Scott in December.
2016 has been a dream year for the 20-year-old West Australian. In May Luck won his state open title – the WA Open on the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia, in August he became just the second Australian to win the coveted U.S. Amateur Championship, and then he backed it up with a victory at the Asia Pacific Amateur Championship last week.
But the best part of his season is still ahead of him – Luck will be partnered alongside World Number 6 Adam Scott for the opening two rounds of the Australian PGA Championship to be played from 1-4 December at RACV Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast.
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“The thought of playing with Adam Scott is a bit surreal, I am so grateful to the PGA of Australia for giving me the opportunity,” said Luck. “Adam is a player I have always admired and aspired to be like. To play two rounds with him at the Australian PGA Championship will be amazing.”
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It’s a dream pairing for Luck, playing alongside Australia’s first Masters Champion, just four months before he tees it up at Augusta National himself for the 2017 Masters Tournament. “I will be concentrating on my game just like Adam will be his, but hopefully there will be an opportunity to pick his brains about Augusta,” added Luck. “Preparing for The Masters is one of my key focuses and who better to learn from than Adam!”
Already a winner on the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia in 2016, Luck is a welcomed addition to the Australian PGA Championship field. “Curtis has already shown he has what it takes to mix it with some of Australia’s leading Tour Professionals. He won the WA Open earlier this year after finishing runner-up in 2015,” said Brian Thorburn, CEO of the PGA of Australia. “Since then Curtis has shown the world his immense talent and he is by far one of the most exciting young Australian prospects.”
“We look forward to welcoming Curtis to the Australian PGA Championship in December and barring any extenuating circumstance hope by pairing Curtis with Adam we assist him to develop and grow as a player.”
The Australian PGA Championship will be played at RACV Royal Pines Resort from 1-4 December with tickets on sale via Ticketek. For more information visit: championship.pga.org.au/