Perth International

The World Super 6 Perth is a golf tournament that was played for the first time in October 2012 as the ISPS Handa Perth International. It is played at Lake Karrinyup Country Club in Perth, Western Australia. It is co-sanctioned by the European Tour and the PGA Tour of Australasia.[1] From 2016 it has also been co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour. It is one of the richest golf tournaments in Australia, with a A$1.6 million purse.[1]

World Super 6 Perth
Perth International logo.png
LocationPerth, Australia
Established2012
Course(s)Lake Karrinyup Country Club
Par72
Length7,143 yards (6,532 m)
Organized byEuropean Tour
PGA Tour of Australasia
Tour(s)European Tour
PGA Tour of Australasia
Asian Tour
FormatStroke play & Match play
Prize fundA$1.6 million
Month playedFebruary
New Zealand Ryan Fox
Lake Karrinyup CC is located in Australia
Lake Karrinyup CC
Lake
Karrinyup
CC
Location in Australia

Originally owned by WME-IMG, the tournament, from 2017, switched from a traditional 72-hole event to a 54-hole tournament with two cuts followed by match play.[2][3]

Format from 2017Edit

The format used since 2017 is similar to that used for the 2011 Surf Coast Knockout. It retains the 156-player field, with the cut being made at the top-65 and ties after 36 holes. After 54 holes, the field is cut to a fixed 24. The top eight players receive byes, with the tiebreaker being the overall third round score, then the last nine, then six, then three, and then the final hole to break ties. Ties for 24th place are determined by a sudden-death playoff.

On the final day, only six-hole match play contests are played. For matches all-square after the sixth hole, the players returned to a tee near the 18th fairway to play that one hole until a winner is determined. The first round includes the 16 players not receiving byes, randomly paired. In the second round, the eight winners play the eight players that did not play in the first round. There are then quarterfinals, semifinals and a final to determine the winner. Consolation matches are played to determine third through eighth place.

In 2017, the holes used on the final day were the 10th (par 4), 2nd (4), 8th (3), 11th (5), 12th (3), and 18th (4).

WinnersEdit

As a stroke play and match play event
Year Winner Country Score Runner-up
ISPS Handa World Super 6 Perth
2019 Ryan Fox   New Zealand 3 & 2   Adrián Otaegui
2018 Kiradech Aphibarnrat   Thailand 2 & 1   James Nitties
2017 Brett Rumford   Australia 2 & 1   Phachara Khongwatmai
As a stroke play event
Year Winner Country Score To par Margin
of victory
Runner-up
ISPS Handa Perth International
2016 Louis Oosthuizen   South Africa 272 −16 1 stroke   Alexander Lévy
2015 No tournament
2014 Thorbjørn Olesen   Denmark 271 −17 3 strokes   Victor Dubuisson
2013 Jin Jeong   South Korea 278 −10 Playoff   Ross Fisher
2012 Bo Van Pelt   United States 272 −16 2 strokes   Jason Dufner

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Perth International Golf Championship Set for 2012
  2. ^ "Australia to host revolutionary World Super 6 Perth tournament". ESPN. Australian Associated Press. 13 September 2016.
  3. ^ "ISPS Handa World Super 6 Perth: FAQs". PGA European Tour. 15 February 2017.

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Coordinates: 31°51′42″S 115°47′07″E / 31.8616°S 115.7853°E / -31.8616; 115.7853