THE US Champions Tour detours to Quebec this weekend and into some very viewer friendly live television coverage times in Australia.
Peter Senior will be the lone Australian battling a quality field at the US$1.8 million 2012 Montreal Championship at the Richelieu Valley Golf Club, half an hour out of the city.
The defending champion is John Cook and also on hand will be Michael Allen who finished tied for 56th at the Olympic Club in the US Open at the weekend.
Coming 56th might not sound too exciting but that’s ignoring the fact he beat the likes of Rory McIlroy and Luke Donald and actually made the cut.
The 53-year-old Californian is the only two-time winner on the Champions Tour this season and is the leading money winner.
“Am I surprised? Not really,” Allen said this week in Montreal. “The fact is I’ve been so close for a while and now it feels like well, since I’ve been so close, I kinda should be (winning).”
The 2012 Montreal Championship is receiving life coverage on Fox Sports in Australia at the following times:
Round 1; Saturday 23rd June, 8.30am-10.30am. Round 2; Sunday 24th June, 8.30am-11.30am. Final Round; Monday 25th June, 9am-11.30am, with a repeat 5pm-6.30pm.
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2012 European Senior Tour: Van Lanschot Senior Open
Meanwhile, a strong contingent of eight Aussies will line up on the European Seniors Tour this week for the 2012 Van Lanschot Senior Open at the Royal Haagsche Golf & Country Club at The Hague in The Netherlands.
They include the in-form Mike Harwood, Peter Fowler, Terry Price, Tim Elliot, David Merriman, Rodger Davis, Noel Ratcliffe and Graham Banister.
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