The recent renewal of the Emirates sponsorship of the Australian PGA Championship further strengthens the support of golf in the region and indeed of sport in general within Australia.
2013 saw a move away from the fairways of the Hyatt Regency in Coolum, Queensland to the RACV Royal Pines closer to Brisbane. Historically played in late November or early December , the assembled field compete 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 Leonard.
2013 saw a triumphant return home for Masters Champion Adam Scott.
Emirates also sponsors the BMW International Open, the DP World Tour Championship, Alstom Open de France, Maybank Malaysian Open, Lyoness Open, the Irish Open, Ballantine’s Championship, the WGC HSBC Champions, the Hong Kong Open, the Boeing Classic , the Thailand Open and the Emirates Australian Open.