ANZ Championship (golf)

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ANZ Championship
Tournament information
Location Australia
Established 2002
Tour(s) PGA Tour of Australasia
European Tour
Format Modified stableford
Final year 2004
Tournament record score
Score 46 points Richard S. Johnson (2002)
Final champion
Brian Davis

The ANZ Championship was a men's professional golf tournament, co-sanctioned by the European Tour and the PGA Tour of Australasia, that was played in Australia between 2002 and 2004.

Uniquely for both tours, it was played using a modified stableford scoring system, similar to the former PGA Tour event The International. This departure from the usual stroke play format, designed to encourage more attacking play, was not received with universal approval as the perception was that it would penalise the steadier players.[1]

In the final event in 2004, Laura Davies became the first female golfer to compete on either the Australasian or European Tour, but failed to make an impact, missing the cut and finishing in next to last place on −13 points.[2]

Winners[edit]

Year Venue Winner Country Points Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up Ref
2004 Brian Davis  England Horizons Golf Resort 44 1 point England Paul Casey [3][4]
2003 Paul Casey  England New South Wales GC 45 4 points Australia Stuart Appleby
Australia Nick O'Hern
[5][6]
2002 Richard S. Johnson  Sweden The Lakes GC 46 2 points Australia Scott Laycock
Australia Craig Parry
[7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ McGuire, Bernie (6 February 2002). "Mixed points of view". London: The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 23 November 2008. 
  2. ^ "Davies beats only one man in ANZ Championship". USA Today (Port Stevens, Australia). Associated Press. 13 February 2004. Retrieved 23 November 2008. 
  3. ^ "ANZ Championship 2004". PGA European Tour. Retrieved 1 February 2011. 
  4. ^ "Davis snatches ANZ title". BBC Sport. 15 February 2004. Retrieved 1 February 2011. 
  5. ^ "ANZ Championship 2003". PGA European Tour. Retrieved 1 February 2011. 
  6. ^ "Casey defeats Appleby, O'Hern for ANZ Championship". USA Today (Sydney, Australia). Associated Press. 9 February 2003. Retrieved 1 February 2011. 
  7. ^ "ANZ Championship 2002". PGA European Tour. Retrieved 1 February 2011. 
  8. ^ Grealis, Tom (10 February 2002). "Johnson wins ANZ Championship". RTÉ Sport. Retrieved 1 February 2011. 

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