RODGER DAVIS will be looking to capture his third Queensland Senior Open title when the Queensland PGA Legends Tour kicks off on Wednesday July 22 at the Nudgee Golf Club.
Davis, winner of more than 21 titles world wide, won the event in 2006 and 2007 but his quest for a hat trick was cut short by an injury last year.
Other Australian golf legends taking part include Brian Jones (QLD) and Ossie Moore (QLD).
In addition, leading players from the Australian PGA Legends Tour Order of Merit including Garry Merrick (SA), Allan Cooper (QLD), and 2008 Australian Masters Invitational Champion, Queenslander Michael Ferguson, will also be vying for the lion’s share of the $25,000 open purse at Nudgee.
The John Deere Queensland Senior Open is the opening event of the five week QLD PGA Legends Tour. Following the Open the professionals will travel to the Gold Coast to compete in the inaugural Surfers Paradise Legends Pro Am.
Next on the tour will be the popular Darling Downs Pro Ams, before heading back to a mixture of Brisbane and Gold Coast events in the last two weeks.
The QLD PGA Legends Tour will conclude at the QLD Senior PGA Championship at Redland Bay Golf Club on the 22nd August. In all, the tour will stretch over 13 events for approximately $137,000 in prize money.
Queensland PGA Executive Officer Ian Hepburn said: “In 2008 the QLD Legends Tour grew by a staggering 30% in number of professional entries.”
“Complementing this statistic is the full fields of amateur players that each golf club on the tour is able to achieve,” he said.
“Some of these Senior Professionals have over fifty years of experience in the game, and after some great shot making on the course, will regale their playing partners with their experiences over the years later in the club house.”