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The PGA Tour of Australasia is a professional golf tour for men. Official events on the tour count for World Golf Ranking points. The tour was formed in 1973 as the PGA Tour of Australia and adopted its current name in 1991. This article is about the sport. ... The Official World Golf Rankings is a system for rating the performance level of male professional golfers. ...


Most of the leading players on the tour are Australian, with a smaller domestic contingent from New Zealand, but players from many other countries all over the world also participate. The very best Australasian players devote most of their time to the PGA Tour or the European Tour, typically returning home for two or three events each year or even not at all. Therefore the Australasian Tour is a feeder for the larger tours. Some of the leading events are co-sanctioned by the European Tour in order to encourage higher ranked players to enter and to attract more sponsorship. Players with a background on the tour who have reached the world top 20 since the turn of the Millennium include Steve Elkington and Adam Scott. The leading tournaments on the tour include the Australian Open, the Australian PGA Championship, the Australian Masters and the New Zealand Open. The PGA Tour is an organization that operates the USAs main professional golf tours. ... The PGA European Tour is a top-level professional mens golf tour. ... The Official World Golf Rankings is a system for rating the performance level of male professional golfers. ... The Official World Golf Rankings is a system for rating the performance level of male professional golfers. ... Steve John Elkington (born December 8, 1962) is an Australian golfer who plays on the PGA Tour. ... Personal Information Birth July 16, 1980 ) Adelaide, Australia Height 6 ft 0 in (1. ... The Australian Open is one of the principal annual golf tournaments on the PGA Tour of Australasia. ... The Cadbury Schweppes Australian PGA Championship is a golf tournament on the PGA Tour of Australasia. ... The MasterCard Masters is a golf tournament on the PGA Tour of Australasia. ... The New Zealand Open, which is currently known for sponsorship reasons as the Blue Chip New Zealand Open, is the leading mens golf tournament in New Zealand. ...


The PGA Tour of Australasia's development tour is the Von Nida Tour (named after Australian golfer Norman Von Nida) which features around ten events with purses of around one hundred thousand Australian Dollars each. The main tour events take place in the Southern Hemisphere summer, that is late in the calendar year and early in the next one, while the Von Nida Tour events mainly take place in the local spring and autumn. However the money list is calculated for calendar years. Norman Von Nida (14 February 1914 - 20 May 2007) was an Australian golfer. ... ISO 4217 Code AUD User(s) Australia, Kiribati, Nauru, Tuvalu, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, and Norfolk Island Inflation 2. ...


In November 2005 it was reported by the BBC that the tour was going through difficult times, with the schedule for the 2005/06 summer season reduced to six events, three of them co-sponsored by other tours. The Heineken Classic, which was the richest event in Australasia in 2005, has been cancelled in 2006 due to the withdrawal of the sponsor. One factor in the tour's problems is the rise of the nearby Asian Tour. The tour chairman Wayne Grady, and player Mark Hensby both complained that Australia's biggest golf icon Greg Norman, who is a U.S. resident, doesn't do enough to support the tour. Norman dismissed their comments. [1] The British Broadcasting Corporation, which is usually known as the BBC, is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world in terms of audience numbers, employing 26,000 staff in the United Kingdom alone and with a budget of more than GB£4 billion. ... The Heineken Classic was a mens professional golf tournament played in Australia from 1993 to 2005 as part of the PGA Tour of Australasia. ... The Asian Golf Tour is the principal mens professional golf tour in Asia except for Japan, which has a separate tour. ... Wayne Grady (born in Brisbane, 26 Jul 1957) is an Australian golfer. ... Mark Hensby (born June 29, 1971) is an Australian golfer who plays mainly on the U.S. based PGA Tour. ... Personal Information Birth February 10, 1955 ) (age 52) Mount Isa, Queensland Nationality  Australia Wife Laura (1981 - present; filed for divorce) Children Morgan Leigh, and Gregory Residence Hobe Sound, Florida Career Turned Pro 1974 Current Tour PGA Tour Best Results in Major Championships Wins: 2 Masters 2nd/T2: 1986, 1987, 1996...


Schedule

The table below shows the 2007 schedule. It only lists official money events on the main tour. For a complete table of events recognised by the PGA Tour of Australasia, including Von Nida Tour events and World Golf Championships see the official site. The number in brackets after each winner's name is the number of PGA Tour of Australasia events he had won up to and including that tournament. This information is only shown for PGA Tour of Australasia members. The World Golf Championships are a group of three annual events for male professional golfers created by the International Federation of PGA Tours, which are official money events on the PGA Tour, the European Tour and the Japan Golf Tour: WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship WGC-CA Championship WGC-Bridgestone...

Dates Tournament State / Country Prize fund Winner Winner's world ranking points Notes
15-18 Feb Jacob's Creek Open Championship South Australia USD 600,000 Scott Sterling (N/A) 16 Co-sanctioned by the Nationwide Tour
22-25 Feb HSBC New Zealand PGA Championship New Zealand USD 600,000 Nicholas Thompson (N/A) 16 Co-sanctioned by the Nationwide Tour
1-4 Mar Johnnie Walker Classic Thailand GBP 1,250,000 Anton Haig (N/A) 40 Co-sanctioned by the Asian and European Tours
8–11 Nov HSBC Champions Tournament China USD 5,000,000 Co-sanctioned By The Asian, European and Sunshine Tours
22-25 Nov Mastercard Masters Australia AUD 1,500,000 Co-sanctioned by The European Tour
29 Nov - 2 Dec Michael Hill New Zealand Open New Zealand NZD 1,500,000 Co-sanctioned by The European Tour
6-9 Dec Cadbury Schweppes Australian PGA Championship Australia AUD 1,200,000
13-16 Dec MFS Australian Open Australia AUD 1,500,000
Source: [2]

// The Official World Golf Rankings are a system for rating the performance level of male professional golfers. ... The Jacobs Creek Open Championship is a golf tournament on the PGA Tour of Australasia and is co-sanctioned by the U.S. based Nationwide Tour. ... Capital Adelaide Government Constitutional monarchy Governor Marjorie Jackson-Nelson Premier Mike Rann (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 11  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004-05)  - Product ($m)  $59,819 (5th)  - Product per capita  $38,838/person (7th) Population (End of September 2006)  - Population  1,558,200 (5th)  - Density  1. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... // Golfs Nationwide Tour is the developmental tour for the U.S. based PGA Tour, and features professional golfers who have either failed to score well enough at that levels Qualifying School (the main tours qualifying tournament, popularly referred to as Q-School) to earn their PGA Tour... The New Zealand PGA Championship is a golf tournament on the PGA Tour of Australasia and the Nationwide Tour. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... // Golfs Nationwide Tour is the developmental tour for the U.S. based PGA Tour, and features professional golfers who have either failed to score well enough at that levels Qualifying School (the main tours qualifying tournament, popularly referred to as Q-School) to earn their PGA Tour... The Johnnie Walker Classic is a PGA European Tour golf tournament which is played in the Asia Pacific region. ... GBP may be: short for Game Boy Player the ISO currency code for the British Pound Sterling. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa. ... Anton Jason Haig (born 8 May 1986) is a South African golfer. ... The Asian Golf Tour is the principal mens professional golf tour in Asia except for Japan, which has a separate tour. ... The PGA European Tour is a top-level professional mens golf tour. ... The HSBC Champions tournament is a mens professional golf tournament which was played for the first time in Shanghai, China on 10-13 November 2005. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... The Asian Golf Tour is the principal mens professional golf tour in Asia except for Japan, which has a separate tour. ... The PGA European Tour is a top-level professional mens golf tour. ... The Sunshine Tour is a mens professional golf tour based in Southern Africa. ... The MasterCard Masters is a golf tournament on the PGA Tour of Australasia. ... Au. ... The New Zealand dollar (ISO 4217: NZD, sometimes NZ$ and often informally known as the Kiwi dollar) is the official currency of New Zealand, the Cook Islands, Niue, Tokelau, and the Pitcairn Islands. ... The Cadbury Schweppes Australian PGA Championship is a golf tournament on the PGA Tour of Australasia. ... Au. ... The Australian Open is one of the principal annual golf tournaments on the PGA Tour of Australasia. ... Au. ...

Order of Merit winners

PGA Tour of Australia Nick OHern (born 18 October 1971) is an Australian golfer. ... Personal Information Birth July 16, 1980 ) Adelaide, Australia Height 6 ft 0 in (1. ... Richard Green (born 19 February 1971) is an Australian golfer. ... Peter Lonard (July 17, 1967 in Sydney) is an Australian golfer who plays mainly on the U.S. based PGA Tour. ... Craig Parry (born January 12, 1966 in Sunshine, Victoria) has been one of Australias premier golfers since turning professional in 1986, and has 22 career victories, two of those wins being events on the PGA Tour; the 2002 WGC-NEC Invitational and the 2004 Ford Championship at Doral. ... Aaron John Baddeley (born 17 March 1981) is an American-Australian professional golfer. ... Michael Shane Campbell CNZM (born February 23, 1969) is a New Zealand golfer who is best-known for having won the 2005 US Open and the richest prize in golf, the £1,000,000 HSBC World Match Play Championship, in the same year. ... Jarrod Moseley (born 6 October 1972) is an Australian golfer. ... Andrew Coltart (born in Dumfries on 12 May 1970) is a Scottish professional golfer. ... Peter Lonard (July 17, 1967 in Sydney) is an Australian golfer who plays mainly on the U.S. based PGA Tour. ... Craig Parry (born January 12, 1966 in Sunshine, Victoria) has been one of Australias premier golfers since turning professional in 1986, and has 22 career victories, two of those wins being events on the PGA Tour; the 2002 WGC-NEC Invitational and the 2004 Ford Championship at Doral. ... Robert Allenby (born 12 July 1971 in Melbourne) is one of the leading Australian professional golfers of his generation. ... Peter Senior (born 31 July 1959) is an Australian golfer who has won more than twenty tournaments around the world. ... Robert Allenby (born 12 July 1971 in Melbourne) is one of the leading Australian professional golfers of his generation. ... Rodger Davis (born 18 May 1951) is an Australian golfer. ...

Rodger Davis (born 18 May 1951) is an Australian golfer. ... Peter Senior (born 31 July 1959) is an Australian golfer who has won more than twenty tournaments around the world. ... Personal Information Birth February 10, 1955 ) (age 52) Mount Isa, Queensland Nationality  Australia Wife Laura (1981 - present; filed for divorce) Children Morgan Leigh, and Gregory Residence Hobe Sound, Florida Career Turned Pro 1974 Current Tour PGA Tour Best Results in Major Championships Wins: 2 Masters 2nd/T2: 1986, 1987, 1996... Peter Senior (born 31 July 1959) is an Australian golfer who has won more than twenty tournaments around the world. ... Personal Information Birth February 10, 1955 ) (age 52) Mount Isa, Queensland Nationality  Australia Wife Laura (1981 - present; filed for divorce) Children Morgan Leigh, and Gregory Residence Hobe Sound, Florida Career Turned Pro 1974 Current Tour PGA Tour Best Results in Major Championships Wins: 2 Masters 2nd/T2: 1986, 1987, 1996... Personal Information Birth February 10, 1955 ) (age 52) Mount Isa, Queensland Nationality  Australia Wife Laura (1981 - present; filed for divorce) Children Morgan Leigh, and Gregory Residence Hobe Sound, Florida Career Turned Pro 1974 Current Tour PGA Tour Best Results in Major Championships Wins: 2 Masters 2nd/T2: 1986, 1987, 1996... Personal Information Birth February 10, 1955 ) (age 52) Mount Isa, Queensland Nationality  Australia Wife Laura (1981 - present; filed for divorce) Children Morgan Leigh, and Gregory Residence Hobe Sound, Florida Career Turned Pro 1974 Current Tour PGA Tour Best Results in Major Championships Wins: 2 Masters 2nd/T2: 1986, 1987, 1996... // Bob Shearer (born May 25, 1948) is an Australian professional golfer and golf course architect. ... // Bob Shearer (born May 25, 1948) is an Australian professional golfer and golf course architect. ... Personal Information Birth February 10, 1955 ) (age 52) Mount Isa, Queensland Nationality  Australia Wife Laura (1981 - present; filed for divorce) Children Morgan Leigh, and Gregory Residence Hobe Sound, Florida Career Turned Pro 1974 Current Tour PGA Tour Best Results in Major Championships Wins: 2 Masters 2nd/T2: 1986, 1987, 1996... Jack Newton (born 30 January 1950) is a former golfer who lost the 1975 British Open in a playoff. ... Personal Information Birth February 10, 1955 ) (age 52) Mount Isa, Queensland Nationality  Australia Wife Laura (1981 - present; filed for divorce) Children Morgan Leigh, and Gregory Residence Hobe Sound, Florida Career Turned Pro 1974 Current Tour PGA Tour Best Results in Major Championships Wins: 2 Masters 2nd/T2: 1986, 1987, 1996... // Bob Shearer (born May 25, 1948) is an Australian professional golfer and golf course architect. ... // Mark Lye (born November 13, 1952) is an American professional golfer who has played on the PGA Tour and currently plays on the Champions Tour. ... // Bob Shearer (born May 25, 1948) is an Australian professional golfer and golf course architect. ... Stewart Ginn (born 2 June 1949 in Melbourne) is an Australia golfer. ...

See also

  • 2006 PGA Tour of Australasia

The 2006 PGA Tour of Australasia was a series of mens professional golf events played mainly in Australia and New Zealand. ...

External links

  • Official site.

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