World Golf Glance
PGA TOUR OF AUSTRALASIA/ONEASIA TOUR
Course: The Australian Golf Club (7,245 yards, 6,625 meters, par 70).
Purse: $1,074,600. Winner’s share: $193,425.
Last year: Rory McIlroy won at Royal Sydney for his lone 2013 title. He birdied the final hole to beat Adam Scott by a stroke.
Last week: Australian left-hander Nick Cullen won the Australian Masters at Metropolitan in Melbourne. Scott, the 2012 and 2013 winner, was a stroke back along with fellow Australians James Nitties and Josh Younger.
Notes: The top-ranked McIlroy is in the field along with Scott, Geoff Ogilvy and Americans Jordan Spieth, and Boo Weekley. McIlroy tied for second last week in Dubai in the European Tour’s season-ending event. He won the British Open in July and the U.S. PGA Championship in August. ... Peter Senior won at The Lakes in 2012 to become the oldest winner in event history at 53. ... Gary Player won the national championship a record seven times, one more than Jack Nicklaus. ... The NSW PGA Championship is next week at Riverside Oaks, followed by the Australian PGA at Royal Pines.
PGA Tour of Australasia site: http://www.pgatour.com.au
OneAsia Tour site: http://www.oneasia.asia
JAPAN GOLF TOUR: Casio World Open, Thursday-Sunday, Kochi Kuroshio Country Club, Kochi, Japan. Online: http://www.jgto.org
ASIAN TOUR: King’s Cup, Thursday-Sunday, Singha Park Khon Kaen Golf Club, Kohn Kaen, Thailand. Online: http://www.asiantour.com
SUNSHINE TOUR: Lion of Africa Cape Town Open, Thursday-Sunday, Royal Cape Golf Club, Cape Town, South Africa. Online: http://www.pgatour.co.za
PGA TOUR LATINOAMERICA: Personal Classic, Thursday-Sunday, Las Praderas Club Campos de Golf, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
JAPAN LPGA TOUR: LPGA Tour Championship Ricoh Cup, Thursday-Sunday, Miyazaki Country Club, Miyazaki, Japan. Online: http://www.lpga.or.jp