2017 Australian PGA Championship: TV Times, Leaderboard, Preview

Sergio Garcia at his pre-tournament media conference. (Photo by Daniel Carson/ PGA of Australia)

WE all know about US Masters winners Sergio Garcia and Adam Scott headlining the Australian PGA Championship on the Gold Coast this week but there are a number of other players who could feature prominently as the tournament takes to free to air TV screens.

Joining the Green-Jacketed pair for the first two rounds at the RACV Royal Pines will be South Australian Wade Ormsby, fresh from claiming the European Tour’s Hong Kong Open on Sunday.

Then there is easily Australia’s best golfer in the US this year, the world number 13 ranked player Marc Leishman, who will have a special spring in his step after being awarded the prestigious Greg Norman Medal on Tuesday night.

Leishman will be playing alongside fellow US PGA TOUR players Matt Jones, who finished just one shot off the winning score at the Australian Open on the weekend, and Harold Varner III, who is defending champion.

Another group that could contain the winner is the one consisting of young Queenslander Cameron Smith, who was just two off the win on Sunday, and Swede Jonas Blixt, who was joint second on Sunday and who shared the Zurich Classic teams event win with Smith on the TOUR this year. The third player in that threesome is multiple European Tour winner Brett Rumford.

There are lots of other contenders and sentimental favourites, but will have to single out Peter Senior, who only just recently announced he would be venturing out from his tour “retirement” at his nearby Hope Island home to once again contest the Joe Kirkwood Cup.

Australian PGA Championship TV Times

Final  Round Update: Due to expected afternoon thunderstorms tee off and coverage early – 7Two coverage begins 9am – 000  (AEDT)

The team from the Seven Network will be bringing extensive live coverage of play beginning midday on Thursday.

Channel 7 TV Times – Australian PGA Championship (AEDT)

Thursday 12 – 5pm

Friday 12 – 5pm

Saturday 12 – 5pm

Sunday 12 – 5pm

Australian PGA Championship Leaderboard

 PGA LEADERBOARD

Australian PGA Championship TEE TIMES

PGA TEE TIMES

Australian PGA Championship Preview Video

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Brian is a former Sydney journalist who didn’t have a skerrick of interest in golf till he hit his first ball at the age of 49 (and a half). Since then golf has just about overtaken his life. Brian founded Australian Senior Golfer in April 2008 and has since covered every Australian Open, Presidents Cups, World Cups and numerous other big men’s and women’s tournaments, spending days inside the ropes with the likes of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Tom Watson, Greg Norman, Adam Scott, Jason Day, Karrie Webb, and many others. He has also played in, and reported on, amateur tournaments, particularly senior and veteran events, around the country. Brian is a member of the Australian Golf Media Association.

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