1996–97 PGA Tour of Australasia

The 1996–97 PGA Tour of Australasia was a series of men's professional golf events played mainly in Australia and New Zealand. The events were played during the calendar years of 1996 and 1997.

1996–97 PGA Tour of Australasia season
Duration25 January 1996 (1996-01-25) – 23 February 1997 (1997-02-23)
Number of official events19
Most wins3:
Australia Peter Senior
Order of MeritAustralia Peter Lonard
1995

ScheduleEdit

The following table lists official events during the 1996–97 season.[1][2][3]

Date Tournament Location Purse
(A$)
Winner[a] OWGR
points
Other
tours[b]
Notes
28 Jan Johnnie Walker Classic Singapore £600,000   Ian Woosnam (n/a) 42 EUR New to PGA Tour of Australasia
4 Feb Heineken Classic Western Australia 800,000   Ian Woosnam (n/a) 34 EUR
11 Feb Ford South Australian Open South Australia 200,000   Greg Norman (31) 24
18 Feb Ericsson Masters Victoria 500,000   Craig Parry (7) 22
25 Feb Canon Challenge New South Wales 300,000   Peter Senior (15) 16
20 Oct Foodlink Queensland Open Queensland 200,000   Steven Alker (1) 16
27 Oct Australian Players Championship Queensland 500,000   Bradley Hughes (3) 16 ASA
3 Nov Alfred Dunhill Masters Hong Kong US$500,000   Bernhard Langer (n/a) 26 ASA
17 Nov Australian PGA Championship New South Wales 300,000   Phil Tataurangi (1) 16
24 Nov Holden Australian Open New South Wales 850,000   Greg Norman (32) 32 Flagship event
1 Dec Greg Norman's Holden Classic Victoria 700,000   Peter Senior (16) 30
8 Dec AMP Air New Zealand Open New Zealand NZ$500,000   Michael Long (1) 16
15 Dec Schweppes Coolum Classic Queensland 200,000   Anthony Painter (2) 16
12 Jan Victorian Open Victoria 200,000   Stephen Leaney (2) 16
26 Jan Johnnie Walker Classic Queensland £700,000   Ernie Els (n/a) 44 EUR
2 Feb Heineken Classic Western Australia 1,100,000   Miguel Ángel Martín (n/a) 32 EUR
9 Feb Ford South Australian Open South Australia 300,000   Steven Alker (2) 22
16 Feb Ericsson Masters Victoria 750,000   Peter Lonard (1) 20
23 Feb Canon Challenge New South Wales 450,000   Peter Senior (17) 16

Order of MeritEdit

The Order of Merit was based on prize money won during the season, calculated in Australian dollars.

Position Player Prize money (A$)
1   Peter Lonard 484,534
2   Peter Senior 359,051
3   Michael Long 329,327
4   Greg Norman 322,026
5   Peter O'Malley 261,271

Source:[4]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The number in brackets after each winner's name is the number of PGA Tour of Australasia events he had won up to and including that tournament. This information is only shown for PGA Tour of Australasia members.
  2. ^ ASA − Asian PGA Tour; EUR − European Tour.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1996–97 Australasian PGA Tour Schedule of Events". The Sydney Morning Herald. Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. 29 August 1996. p. 46. Retrieved 25 August 2020 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ "Events – PGA Tour of Australasia – 1996". Official World Golf Ranking.
  3. ^ "Events – PGA Tour of Australasia – 1997". Official World Golf Ranking.
  4. ^ "Senior's win pushes Norman out". The Age. Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. 25 February 1997. p. C6. Retrieved 25 August 2020 – via Newspapers.com.

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