2008 PGA Tour of Australasia

The 2008 PGA Tour of Australasia was a series of men's professional golf events played mainly in Australia and New Zealand. The main tournaments on the PGA Tour of Australasia are played in the southern summer so they are split between the first and last months of the year. The tour's developmental series, known as the Von Nida Tour was played in the middle of the year.

Main tournament resultsEdit

The table below shows the 2008 schedule. It only lists official money events on the main tour. For a complete table of events recognised by the PGA Tour of Australasia, including Von Nida Tour events and World Golf Championships see the official site. 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.

Dates Tournament Location
(Australia unless stated)
Prize fund
(A$)
Winner OWGR
points[1]
Notes
14–17 Feb New Zealand PGA Championship Christchurch, New Zealand US$650,000   Darron Stiles (*) 12 Co-sanctioned by the Nationwide Tour
21–24 Feb Moonah Classic Mornington Peninsula, Victoria 850,000   Ewan Porter (1) 16 Co-sanctioned by the Nationwide Tour
28 Feb – 2 Mar Johnnie Walker Classic Delhi, India £1,250,000   Mark Brown (1) 38 Co-sanctioned by the Asian
and European Tours
6–9 Nov HSBC Champions Shanghai, China US$5,000,000   Sergio García (n/a) 52 Co-sanctioned by the Asian,
European and Sunshine Tours
27–30 Nov Sportsbet Australian Masters Melbourne, Victoria 1,500,000   Rod Pampling (2) 22 Co-sanctioned by the European Tour
4–7 Dec Australian PGA Championship Sunshine Coast, Queensland 1,500,000   Geoff Ogilvy (1) 26
11–14 Dec Australian Open Sydney, New South Wales 1,500,000   Tim Clark (n/a) 32 Flagship event

Source:[2]

Leading money winnersEdit

Position Player Country (State if Australian) Prize money (A$)
1 Mark Brown   New Zealand 440,027
2 Rod Pampling   Queensland 368,300
3 Geoff Ogilvy   Victoria 316,500
4 Scott Strange   Western Australia 268,644
5 Greg Chalmers   Western Australia 204,039
6 Robert Allenby   Victoria 194,300
7 Marcus Fraser   Victoria 190,196
8 Ewan Porter   New South Wales 185,823
9 David Smail   New Zealand 150,741
10 Darron Stiles   United States 145,157

Source:[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Events – PGA Tour of Australasia – 2008". Official World Golf Ranking.
  2. ^ 2008 PGA Tour of Australasia Schedule
  3. ^ 2008 PGA Tour of Australasia Order of Merit

External linksEdit