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Golf Australia Express : GA Express 253
For that reason, the PGA of America should reconsider its current position on taking its flagship event offshore. It could happily keep its newly-established May date and would be welcomed with open arms by any golf playing nation – with a Professional Golfers’ Association – on the planet. Imagine if the PGA, for one year, was the second major of the season played at Royal Melbourne, or at one of the finest courses in South Africa or Japan? It would make the PGA Championship the only global major and would certainly help create its own identity and, ultimately, take high quality golf to the masses outside of the USA. Might seem fanciful now but the possibility of it happening won’t go away. If it is being spoken about in locker rooms on the PGA Tour, it remains a possibility says world No.12 Matt Kuchar. Kuchar said the initial reaction from American players was not to embrace the possibility of taking the PGA Championship outside of the US once or twice a decade. "But I can see it happening,” he said. “Most people admit their initial take is, `How can they take it outside America?' But with the game of golf going the way it is... I kind of see it being a real possibility.” E
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