OWGR points paying dividends

Tuesday, 17 April 2012
Gareth Paddison
Gareth Paddison

The PGA Tour of Australasia's campaign last year to have Official World Ranking points allocated to all PGA Tour of Australasia events is paying dividends for local players.

The Tour released figures this week showing winners of events on this year's schedule improved their world ranking by an average of 200 places.

Gareth Paddison, winner of the Adroit Insurance Group Victorian PGA Championship in February, was the biggest beneficiary jumping 232 places (723 to 491) on the back of his victory at Forest Resort Creswick.

“The added benefits of our members earning Official world Golf Ranking Points in our State-based Championships on the PGA Tour of Australasia is not just limited to seeing their rankings improve dramatically after each tournament," said Simon Butterly, General Manager Tournaments Division for the PGA of Australia.

"By earning these points it is providing them with new and additional playing opportunities such as entry into the International Final Qualifying for the Open Championship each year.”

The Tour lobbied hard with the Board of the Official World Golf Rankings to have our local events included and the decision was announced in July.