Golfing Getaways Blog

02 October 2014

Australian Summer of Golf 2014

The 2014 summer of golf promises to be one of the most exciting and hotly contested in years. While Adam Scott fell agonisingly short of claiming all three of Australian golfs biggest prizes in 2013, he is back again this year for another crack at winning the Australian Masters, Open and PGA tournaments in succession.

In 2013, Scott seemingly had the triple-crown locked away, only to lose to current World Number 1 Rory McIlroy on the final hole of the Australian Open. Since then however, Scott himself has held the mantle of being the best player in the world and he will be out to equal Robert Allenby as the only player to win all three of Australian golfs premier events in the one year.

Entering its third edition is the Perth International which is again being staged at Lake Karrinyup Country Club. With $2 Million in prize money, this is Australia’s richest tournament played in one of Australia’s greatest cities. 2013 champion Jin Jeong will be defending the title he won last year and Charl Schwartzel returns to Western Australia for the first time since the inaugural event in 2012. Scwartzel’s form deserted him that year, missing the cut, but assuring the sponsors and fans that he would be back and the talented South African will be strong contender.

With the October weather in Perth providing mostly perfect golfing conditions, it is no hard to see why some of the world’s best players often spend a little extra time after the tournament to enjoy everything Western Australia has to offer.

For more information on the golf and other attractions available in and around Perth, contact International Golf Specialists today.

Australian Summer of Golf 2014