Queensland Open moved to 2020

Posted by on July 26, 2019  /   Posted in golf news

Jordan Zunic starts en route to winning the Isuzu Queensland Open 2018.

Golf Australia and the PGA of Australia advise that the Isuzu Queensland Open will not be played this year, with plans to reschedule the prestigious championship in early 2020.

GA & # 39; s operations chief Simon Brookhouse said that everyone in the industry was committed to making the Queensland Open one of Australia's leading domestic events.

"We want to raise awareness of the Queensland Open, but also make it more logical in all major summer events on the ISPS Handa PGA Tour of Australasia and ALPG Tour," said Brookhouse.

"We remain fully committed to improving the Queensland Open and believe that a redeployment until the beginning of 2020 will increase its appeal."

Brookhouse said that adding women to the tournament field, possibly following the Vic Open series, was one of the options that were considered.

Gavin Kirkman, CEO of the PGA of Australia, who also owns the ISPS Handa PGA Tour of Australasia, said it was important that the Queensland Open was not lost between high-profile events later this year, including the President & # 39; s Cup and the national Open and PGA championships.

"The Queensland Open is one of the Tour's favorite championships and we are firmly committed to making next year's tournament one of the largest in its 94-year history," Kirkman said.

"We work closely with Golf Australia to ensure that the event remains a launching platform for participants in bigger and better things in their careers.

"The likes of Jason Day and Greg Norman have participated in earlier Queensland Opens and have become the number 1 in the world.

“We want to insure the next player who cancels the T.B. Hunter Cup has a successful career, both locally and abroad. "

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