This year, Australian golf fans are set to bear witness to one of the biggest summers of golf in recent times.
With the announcement of the Emirates Australian Open today, it sets up a tantalising three weeks of golf down under.
Returning to Royal Sydney Golf Club, where Rory McIlroy claimed the Stonehaven Cup in 2013, our National Open will be played from the 17-20 November.
Melbourne and Kingston Heath Golf Club will then become the focus of the golfing world's attention as the World Cup of Golf is played from 24-27 November.
The Australian PGA Championship will be played at RACV Royal Pines Resort from 1-4 December with the European Tour returning for the second year to co-sanction the tournament.
"Australia has a long and proud history of staging world class golf tournaments which attract the best players in the world," said Brian Thorburn, CEO of the PGA of Australia which oversees the PGA Tour of Australasia.
"In recent times Australia has had the privilege of hosting The Presidents Cup in 2011 and the World Cup of Golf in 2013."
"In each of those years the best players in the world have travelled to Australia which provides golf fans the opportunity to witness their heroes competing live in their own back yard."
"This year, like in previous years, players will arrive and take opportunity to compete in either or both of the events surrounding the World Cup of Golf," added Thorburn.
"Over the coming months the PGA of Australia and Golf Australia will work to secure strong fields for the Australian PGA Championship and the Emirates Australian Open, ensuring golf fans in Victoria, Queensland and New South Wales have the opportunity to see these players in action."
The summer of golf will once again highlight the attributes of Australian golf and will boost tourism both from domestic and international visitors.
"Australia is renowned as having some of the best golf courses in the world. Hosting the World Cup of Golf once again reinforces Australia's standing and places it in front of the eyes of our global fans," said Thorburn.
"With the caliber of field anticipated for each event, I am sure we will see strong crowds attending the tournaments with fans flying from both interstate and overseas to watch the action in person."
Further announcements surrounding the summer of golf are expected in the coming weeks. View the full PGA Tour of Australasia Schedule
News / Emirates Australian Open dates are set 29.02.16
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