Western Australia’s Number One ranked golf course, Lake Karrinyup Country Club is once again set to host the Perth International in October. This year’s field will be the strongest yet with 2013 PGA Champion, Jason Dufner, who is ranked 16 in the world, heading a list of some of the world’s top players. Dufner finished second to Bo Van Pelt in the inaugural 2012 event and has stated that this year, he intends to go one better.
Victor Dubuisson who finished runner up to Australia’s Jason Day in the World Match Play Championships is making his first visit to Western Australia. The 24 year old Frenchman nicknamed ‘Golden Hands” is currently ranked number 20 in the world and number 1 in the European Tour’s Ryder Cup points list. It is highly likely that Dubuisson and Dufner will meet in the Ryder Cup to be played at Gleneagles in Scotland during September and this could provide a taste of things to come at the Perth event.
Australian Steven Bowditch, who won his maiden event on the USPGA Tour this year, is joined by Perth local Brett Rumford who won twice on the European Tour in 2013. The winner of last year’s Perth International, Jin Jeong returns to defend his title and a chance for another crack at the $2 Million purse.
There is no doubt that many of the players visiting Perth for the tournament will stay on for some extra time to experience all the other attractions that Western Australia has to offer. Perth has a fantastic outdoor lifestyle. Beautiful beaches, a vibrant city and activities to satisfy all interests ensure a great holiday to this very special part of the world. The dry summers and mild winters provide ideal year round golfing conditions and the fantastic courses on offer around Perth present a variety of challenges
For more information about visiting Perth and to arrange your next golfing holiday, contact the team at International Golf Specialists today.
IGS also offers custom golf packages for the Perth International, which include accomodation, tee times & tours.