The Australian PGA Championship is the second golf event Emirates is involved with in the country.
Held on the fairways of the Hyatt Regency in Coolum, Queensland, the Australian PGA Championship is historically played in late November or early December; the assembled field competes for AUD 1.5 million. In addition to prize money, the winner of the Australian PGA Championship receives the Joe Kirkwood Cup, named after Australian golfer Joe Kirkwood Sr.
The Australian PGA Championship is Australia’s oldest professional tournament, dating back to 1904, and can boast an impressive list of past champions, including Gary Player, Seve Ballesteros, Greg Norman, Robert Allenby, Geoff Ogilvy, and Peter Lonard.
Victorian golfer Daniel Popovic won the 2012 Australian PGA Championship, finishing the tournament at 16 under par to claim his first professional victory.
Emirates also sponsors the Ryder Cup, UBS Hong Kong Open, Dubai World Championship, BMW International Open 2012, Japan Open, WGC-HSBC Champions, Emirates Australian Open Championship, Austrian Golf Open, Avantha Masters, Ballantine’s Championship, Barclays Singapore Open, Maybank Malaysian Open, Thailand Open, and Alstom Open de France.