Perth International to be Australia's richest

Updated: 07 December 2011 14:57 IST

Next year's inaugural Perth International will be Australia's richest golf tournament and attract some of the world's best golfers, tournament organisers said on Wednesday.

Perth:

Next year's inaugural Perth International will be Australia's richest golf tournament and attract some of the world's best golfers, tournament organisers said on Wednesday.

The Perth International Golf Championship, to be staged at Lake Karrinyup Country Club from October 18-21, will be co-sanctioned by the PGA Tour of Australasia and the European Tour and carry US$2 million in prizemoney.

"The PGA Tour of Australasia is delighted to add the Perth International Golf Championship to its 2012 schedule and looks forward to welcoming the European Tour and its players back to Australia," PGA Tour of Australasia chief executive Brian Thorburn said.

Perth has hosted the Heineken Classic, Johnnie Walker Classic and the Lexus Cup in the past.

Topics : Golf
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