The third and final leg of the Australian Golf triple crown is the 2015 Australian PGA Championship. The event has been won by some classy golfers in recent times, including Adam Scott who won the trophy in 2013 and Greg Chalmers who was victorious twelve months later.
Chalmers is back to defend his title, but the New South Wales native will have the likes of fellow Aussies John Senden and rising star Deyen Lawson chasing the top prize, and you can enjoy this prestigious event as well as other great Live PGA Golf on the weekend using the options offered here.
2015 Australian PGA Championship Preview
The Australian PGA Championship will be played at the RACV Royal Pines Resort, on the Gold Coast in Queensland. The course layout sees players challenged by tight fairways and unforgiving greens. Make one mistake and you will fall down the leaderboard dramatically. Royal Pines has been the home of the PGA Championship for the past two years, with Adam Scott winning in 2013 while Greg Chalmers won twelve months later and will be back to defend his crown.
John Senden is the one favoured by the experts to take out the title here. He had a mixed campaign at Sydney for the Australian Open, but he closed off the weekend strongly with a final round 67, the equal 4th best score on Sunday. He loves coming back home to Australia for the Summer, and he is always around the mark, and given the field for 2015 isn’t as strong as what we have seen in recent years, he will be one of the hardest to beat.
Rod Pampling wound back the clock on Sunday in the Open, shooting a course record final round 61 to finish outright fourth behind Matt Jones, including a monster eagle putt on the 18th. It’s been a while since he his name has been high up on the leaderboard during the Australian Summer, but he’ll be hard to ignore after what he produced on Sunday.
2015 Australian PGA Championship Times
When: December 3 – December 6
Where: Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast, Qld
Time: 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm daily (Sydney time)
Live TV: Channel 7
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Channel Seven’s Free to Air coverage includes Australian PGA Championship live streaming on the PLUS7 app for compatible Samsung, Apple and Android devices, as well as Xbox One and select Samsung and Sony Smart TVs.
You may also wish to compliment the Australian PGA Championship with Foxtel Play’s Free Live TV trial, which will broadcast the 2015 USPGA World Challenge from the Albany course in the Bahamas. Hosted by Tiger Woods, the world’s top players including Jordan Spieth, Adam Scott, Justin Rose and Bubba Watson will compete for $3.5million USD.
In addition to watching other great sports action online*, Foxtel Play offers live USPGA World Challenge streaming to eligible mobile devices through the Foxtel Go app within just minutes of getting started.
USPGA World Challenge
When: December 4 – December 7 (AEDT)
Where: Albany New Providence, Bahamas
Round 1 Friday: 5:00 am to 8:00 am (Fox Sports 1)
Round 2 Saturday: 5:00 am to 8:00 am (Fox Sports 1)
Round 3 Sunday: 4:00 am to 9:00 am (Fox Sports 1)
Final Day Monday: 4:30 am to 9:30 am (Fox Sports 1)
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2015 Australian PGA Championship Golfers To Watch
Brett Rumford had a mixed weekend at Sydney in the Australian Open. He looked pretty solid on the Thursday, but his form really was hot and cold during the weekend. He has shown previously that he can mix it with the best, and if he is within striking distance on Sunday, he will make sure his rivals know that he is there and ready to pounce.
Nick Cullen was another that performed pretty well at Sydney, shooting a final round 68 to finish -3 for the tournament in a tie for 5th spot. There is plenty at stake for this guy, because if he is to win here, he will gain a spot on the European Tour, where he will be on the world stage chasing the big dollars, so this tournament could well be career defining for Cullen, and you can watch him and all the other great players in the Australian PGA Championship on Free to Air TV.
Greg Chalmers is a popular golfer in Australia who always seems to bob up and win one of the big ones during the Australian Summer. He did exactly that last year in this tournament, winning a thrilling three way playoff, which included Adam Scott. He failed to make the cut in the Australian Open, so on form, it’d be hard to see him successfully defending his crown…but it’s Greg Chalmers.