New Zealand PGA Championship

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New Zealand PGA Championship
Tournament information
Location Queenstown, New Zealand
Established 1920
Course(s) The Hills
Par 72
Length 7,213 yards (6,596 m)
Tour(s) PGA Tour of Australasia
Format Stroke play (since 1965)
Match play (1920–64)
Prize fund NZ$550,000
Current champion
New Zealand Michael Hendry

The New Zealand PGA Championship is a golf tournament on the PGA Tour of Australasia. It is currently known for sponsorship reasons as the HSBC New Zealand PGA Championship. It has been played since 1920, with some gap periods. It was originally a match play event and switched to stroke play in 1965. Major championship winners who have claimed the New Zealand PGA title include Peter Thomson, Kel Nagle and Tony Jacklin.

Sponsorship problems caused the tournament to be terminated after the 1987 event. In 2002, a PGA Tour of Australasia and U.S.-based Nationwide Tour co-sanctioned event, called the Holden Clearwater Classic was started at the Clearwater Resort in Christchurch, New Zealand. It was played again in 2003 and in 2004 the event resumed the name New Zealand PGA Championship.[1][2] Co-sanctioning with the Nationwide Tour ended after 2009.

The 2013 purse was NZ$550,000.

Winners[edit]

New Zealand PGA Championship

New Zealand PGA Pro-Am Championship

New Zealand PGA hosted by Christchurch

HSBC New Zealand PGA Championship

ING New Zealand PGA Championship

New Zealand PGA Championship

Clearwater Classic

Holden Clearwater Classic

New Zealand PGA Championship

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