Golfing Getaways Blog

17 October 2013

2013 ISP Handa Perth International

The 2013 ISPS Handa Perth International again promises to deliver the same exciting golf and Sunday drama that thrilled spectators and viewers around the world in 2012. The 2013 event features one of the strongest fields to feature in recent tournaments in Australasia with professionals competing for the $2 million purse.

American Bo Van Pelt’s victory at the Lake Karrinyup Country Club layout last year once again put Perth on the international golfing calendar and has seen a host of the world’s top player’s return for the tournament which begins on October 17th.

Joining Van Pelt at this year’s event is world number 21 Dustin Johnson. A seven time winner on the USPGA Tour, Johnson won in his first outing in 2013 at the Season Opening event in Hawaii at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions. The 29 year old who stands at 6 feet 4 inches tall and is widely regarded as the best athlete to have ever played the game is sure to thrill the galleries with his huge drives which consistently fly over 300 metres.

Other notables at this year’s event include South African Branden Grace who has won four times on the European Tour and Australian Brett Rumford a two time European Tour winner in 2013 with back to back victories in the Ballantines Championship and the Volvo China Open.  West Australian runner up at the 1998 US Open, Steven Leaney  is looking to the Perth event for a reversal in fortunes. Veteran Craig Parry will also be trying to turn back the clock and Oliver Goss who finished runner up in the US Amateur Championships this year, will give spectators an insight into the future of Australian golf.

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