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Golf Australia Express : OTG Express 174
1 NIGHT $149PP TWIN SHARE 2 NIGHTS TWIN SHARE $280PP 3 NIGHTS TWIN SHARE $349 PP ENJOY: Deluxe suite accomm Free wifi Free in-house movies Unlimited golf + cart for the duration of stay Daily buffet breakfast Day spa vouchers STAY& PLAY southern highlands (02) 4862 8600 gibraltarbowral.com.au “I have spent a lot of the year competing overseas and enjoyed every minute of the amazing opportunities I have been afforded, but there is nothing better than returning home and finishing my season on the Gold Coast.” “If I could end the season by winning my first professional tournament, it would be even better.” Trying to spoil the party will be pint-sized 25-year-old American Harold Varner III [pictured], who finally earned full-time PGA Tour status for the 2016 season and has already turned it into a fifth place finish and a $235,000 cheque at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba. Varner’s compatriot Peter Uihlein is also making the trip. While Uihlein isn’t exactly a spring chicken, when you consider that world No.1 Jordan Speith is four years his junior, he remains a constant threat on the European Tour. He conjured four top 10 results this year, including a tie for sixth with Rory McIlroy at the Turkish Airlines Open in early November, and he’ll enter our richest tournament confident he can secure his first professional victory since the 2013 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. Leading the home contingent will be Greg Chalmers, who saw off Adam Scott and Wade Ormsby in an epic seven-hole playoff to win here last year and is one of a group of players who’ve won the event in 13 of the last 15 years who’ll tee off on Thursday. Four-time winner Robert Allenby, 2012 champion Daniel Popovic, three-time winner Peter Lonard, Australian Masters winner Peter Senior and 2006 victor Nick O’Hern are all locked in, while European Tour winners Marcus Fraser, Richard Green, Brett Rumford and Scott Strange add further weight to a field hoping to hoping to get the better of Snedeker. The romantics will have a soft spot for Senior, who confirmed on Melbourne radio after his Australian Masters victory that this would be his final year as a professional. The veteran will be chasing a fourth PGA title and a staggering 24th victory on the PGA Tour of Australasia. The PGA Championship won’t be blessed with the star power we’d like to see at our events, but if you give it a chance, you might accidentally enjoy what’s on offer. OTG
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