Australia’s home PGA tournament is almost upon us, with the Australian PGA Championship to take place over four days in Brisbane.
Cameron Smith will headline the 72-hole event, which will see a variety of homegrown and international players fight for the trophy.
There is also some added incentive this year, with a record prize pool on offer.
The Sporting News takes you through all the key details.
When is the Australian PGA Championship 2022?
This year’s edition of the Australian PGA Championship will take place between Thursday, November 24 – Sunday, November 27.
The scheduled hours of play are outlined below (AEST):
|Thu. Nov. 24||6:00 am – 6:00 pm|
|Fri. Nov. 25||6:00 am – 6:00 pm|
|Sat. Nov. 26||6:30 am – 4:00 pm|
|Sun. Nov. 27||Finished by 4:00 pm|
Note: Weekend times are subject to change
Where is the Australian PGA Championship 2022 held?
The Australian PGA Championship 2022 will be played at the Royal Queensland Golf Club.
Located in Eagle Farm northeast of Brisbane, it is one of the state’s top-rated golf courses.
Based in Queensland since 2000, the Championship has also taken place at Palmer Coolum Resort and RACV Royal Pines Resort in recent years.
How to watch the Australian PGA Championship 2022
Nine will broadcast every day of the Australian PGA Championship.
Action on Thursday and Friday will be available on 9Gem, with the Saturday and Sunday play to be shown on Channel 9.
Fans can also stream the entire tournament on 9Now.
Each day’s broadcast will begin at 12:00 pm and conclude at 5:00 pm (AEDT).
Australian PGA Championship 2022 entry list
156 players will compete in this year’s event.
Cameron Smith headlines the player pool, which also includes notable golfers such as Adam Scott, Marc Leishman and Min Woo Lee.
Whilst the field primarily consists of Australian players, there are a number of international golfers in the mix.
Notably, the Hojgaard twins – Rasmus and Nicolai – have flown in from Denmark to compete, and are seen as genuine contenders.
The full 156-player entry list can be viewed here.
Australian PGA Championship 2022 tee times and groupings
The Round 1 draw has been released, with the field divided into 52 groups of three.
As usual, the tournament will be played over 72 holes, with the top 65 competitors making the cut once Round 2 is complete.
All the groups and their respective tee times can be seen here.
Australian PGA Championship 2022 purse
AUD$2 million of prize money is on offer at this year’s tournament.
This is the biggest purse in Australian PGA history.
Players can also win $2 million, $1 million or a BMW i7 for a hole-in-one at the par 3 holes on the course.
Australian PGA Championship 2022 tickets
Tickets are still available across all four days, with general admission and hospitality options on offer.
Children and students aged 17 and under will be admitted for free during the event.
Fans can purchase tickets to the Australian PGA Championship via Ticketek.
Who is the defending champion?
Jediah Morgan is the reigning champion of the Australian PGA Championship after taking out the 2021 edition of the tournament.
The 22-year-old’s career-altering win helped him secure a DP World Tour playing card for the 2022-23 and 2023-24 seasons.
The full list of past winners can be accessed here.
Australian PGA Championship 2022 odds
To no one’s surprise, Cameron Smith is considered the player to beat at the Australian PGA Championship, according to TAB.
Note: Only the top 15 players in the betting order are listed below.
|Min Woo Lee||$11.00|
Last updated November 23, 2022.