The Gippsland Super 6 will return to the Yallourn Golf Club in January 2021 - restarting the PGA Tour of Australasia with the first official Order of Merit event since February 2020.
A field of 132 golf professionals will compete across three days of stroke play with the top 24 advancing to the final day’s dramatic six-hole match play shootout.
The ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia event is one of golf’s most exciting and dynamic formats that promises to entertain spectators.
Tom Power Horan took home the title in a rain-affected, shortened strokeplay edition of the event last November, with organisers excited to explore the fully-fledged flag hunting format this time around.
The 2021 Gippsland Super 6 will be a domestic drawcard, with big names in Australian golf expected to tour on home soil, instead of abroad, in a major coup for regional Victoria.
“Having the likes of Major winner Geoff Ogilvy and Olympian Marcus Fraser play our inaugural event gives you a taste for the talent that will be on display again in 2021 and we can’t wait to play the exciting Super 6 format on the final day and see the Yallourn Golf Club in all its glory under some fine blue skies," said ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia Tournaments Director, Nick Dastey.
“After almost a 12-month halt on play, we’re looking forward to the re-commencement of the Tour of Australasia in picturesque Gippsland, and we will be working closely with Yallourn Golf Club to ensure a safe event for everyone.”
Local amateurs will also have an opportunity to take part in the tournament through Gippsland qualifiers, following in the footsteps of 2019 home-grown main field competitors Tim Coffey, Danny Bullen and Mark Allen.
Gippslanders will get a taste of the golfing action during the week leading up to the highly anticipated Gippsland Super 6 with a series of Pro-Am’s scheduled at Traralgon, Yarram, Bairnsdale and Warragul.
Originally scheduled for November this year, the event was postponed due to coronavirus (COVID-19) to ensure the competitors and Gippsland spectators could enjoy a high-profile event that is COVID-safe.
“This is a huge win for Gippsland with the re-commencement of the PGA’s Tour of Australasia kicking-off at Yallourn Golf Club in January, following a week of Pro-Am events across the region," said Latrobe Valley Authority CEO, Karen Cain.
“The Latrobe Valley Authority is pleased to help bring the PGA back to Gippsland through the $85 million Latrobe Valley Sports and Community Initiative which is building local capacity, increasing participation and fostering regional pride through major events.”
The Gippsland Super 6 will take place from Thursday 21 January to Sunday 24 January 2021 at Yallourn Golf Club. For more information visit www.pga.org.au