ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth to be tri-sanctioned in 2017

Fri 13 Jan 2017

ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth to be tri-sanctioned in 2017

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Singapore, January 13: The ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth will have a truly global presence in its inaugural staging with the European Tour, Asian Tour and ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia partnering to tri-sanction the tournament.
LakeKarrinyupCCTo be played at Lake Karrinyup Country Club from 16-19 February 2017 the unique stroke play and match play hybrid tournament is now an official event on three of the world’s main Tours.
A total of 30 players from the Asian Tour and 60 players from European Tour will join 60 players from the host tour; ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia to contest the AUD$1.75million tournament.
The ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth continues to capture the attention of the world with the Asian Tour, World Number 8 Patrick Reed, World Number 9 Alex Noren and a number of key tournament partners all signing on in recent weeks.
“We had a vision to create a tournament which would reinvigorate golf and a bold vision requires the support of fellow forward thinking individuals and organisations,” said Stephen Ayles, Chief Commercial Officer of the PGA of Australia which oversees the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia.
“We are thrilled with the amount of interest the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth has been receiving and this will be boosted with our tri-sanctioning partnership with the European Tour and Asian Tour.”
Asian Tour CEO Josh Burack believes the tri-sanctioned agreement with the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia and European Tour would provide the cornerstone for the game to maintain its expansion in the Asia Pacific region.
“The strong collaboration between the three major Tours is a wonderful step forward for the growth of golf around the world. With the finest players representing each Tour, it will provide a truly cosmopolitan feel for the tournament and I am sure the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth will be highly competitive and entertaining. I have no doubt the Asian Tour golfers will be very keen to perform well to underline their growing strength in world golf,” said Burack.
“This tournament is also very unique due to its innovative and exciting format which will capture the imagination of fans and television viewers. We look forward to contributing towards its great success.”
A unique format in world golf, the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth will combine 54 holes of traditional stroke play across the first three days with an exciting knockout match play format for the fourth and final round.
Keith Waters, Chief Operating Officer of the European Tour: “We are delighted to join two of our long-standing partners in tri-sanctioning a tournament which further emphasises the success of our Strategic Alliance with the Asian Tour and our strengthening relationship with the ISPS HANDA PGA of Australasia.
“The European Tour and its members are hugely supportive of innovative new ways to bring the game to bigger audiences and they are very excited about the prospect of battling it out in a six-hole match play format on Sunday, which is sure to capture the imagination of sports fans globally.”
The ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth will form part of the 2017 European Tour Race to Dubai, the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia Order of Merit and the Asian Tour Order of Merit.
To see World Number 8 Patrick Reed and World Number 9 Alex Noren in action at the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth please visit Ticketmaster to book your tickets.
The ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth is proudly supported by the West Australian Government via Tourism WA.
About the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth:
Headlined by World Number 8 Patrick Reed and World Number 9 Alex Noren, the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth is set to revolutionise tournament golf.
To be played at Lake Karrinyup Country Club from 16-19 February, 2017 and co-sanctioned by the PGA Tour of Australasia and European Tour, the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth will combine 54 holes of traditional stroke play across the first three days with an exciting knockout match play format for the fourth and final round.
A regular cut will fall after 36 holes before the field is then further reduced to the top-24 players following 54 holes of regulation play, with any ties for 24th place being decided by a play-off. Those remaining players will then earn their places in the six-hole shootout.
Any matches tied after the six holes will be decided by playing the new Shootout Hole - a purpose-built 90-metre hole which will be constructed at Lake Karrinyup, with a new tee placed adjacent to the 18th fairway and utilising the 18th green.
The Shootout Hole will be played once and if a winner is still not decided, the competitors will return to the new tee and take on a nail-biting decider, with the victor decided by a nearest-the-pin contest where only the first shot counts.
That player will then progress to the next round of the match play or, in the case of the final match, win the tournament.
The ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth is a revolutionary golf tournament designed to retain the traditions of the game whilst appealing to a broader audience.
About the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia
As one of the leading Professional golf tours worldwide, the PGA Tour of Australasia is the elite tournament destination for Professional golf in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. All tournaments on the PGA Tour of Australasia carry Official World Golf Ranking points. The PGA of Australia sanctions around 300 tournaments across the Australasia region offering a total prize pool in excess of AU $12 million. While the PGA Tour of Australasia regularly features Australia’s best Professionals including Adam Scott, Jason Day and Marc Leishman; it also attracts some of the biggest international names in world golf including Jordan Spieth, Bubba Watson, Rory McIlroy and Rickie Fowler.  The PGA Tour of Australasia is a founding member of the International Federation of PGA Tours. The International Federation is responsible for generating funds for the worldwide development and expansion of the game and the management and sanctioning of prestigious tournaments including the World Golf Championships and the World Cup of Golf.
About the Asian Tour
As the official sanctioning body for professional golf in Asia, the Asian Tour leads the development of golf across the region, enhancing the careers of its members while maintaining a commitment to the integrity of the game. The Asian Tour, through its membership of the International Federation of PGA Tours, is the only recognised pan-Asian professional golf tour in Asia. This unique feature positions the Asian Tour at the pinnacle of professional golf in Asia; providing its events with Official World Ranking status. Tour Partners include ECCO (Official Footwear Sponsor), FENIX XCell (Official Apparel Supplier), Hilton Worldwide (Official Hotel Partner), Titleist (Official Web Partner), Bloomberg TV (Official International Media Sponsor), Bloomberg Businessweek Chinese (Official Business Publication Sponsor) and Rolex (Official Timekeeper). Sentosa, Singapore is the Home of the Asian Tour which also has an office in Kuala Lumpur.
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About the European Tour
The European Tour celebrates men’s professional golf on a global stage. In 2017, the European Tour International Schedule features a minimum of 48 tournaments in 26 countries, all part of the Race to Dubai, the year-long competition which crowns the European Tour Number One at the end of the season, a title claimed in 2016 by Henrik Stenson for the second time. Since its formation in 1972, the European Tour has witnessed 27 Members celebrate a total of 53 Major Championship titles between them, enjoyed ten Members attaining the pinnacle of World Number One and has celebrated its diversity as players from 36 different countries have won on the Tour. The European Tour also manages the Challenge Tour, which featured 28 tournaments in 22 countries in 2016, and the Senior Tour, which featured 13 tournaments in nine countries in 2016. It is also the Managing Partner of Ryder Cup Europe, the body which, alongside the PGA of America, administers golf’s greatest team contest, The Ryder Cup. The European Tour broadcasts live coverage of its tournaments to more than 490 million homes in more than 150 countries every week, generating in excess of 2,200 global broadcast hours for each event.