|Course(s)||2015 - Huntingdale Golf Club|
|Tour(s)||PGA Tour of Australasia
European Tour (2006–09)
|Tournament record score|
|Aggregate||268 Bradley Hughes (1998)|
|To par||−24 (as above)|
The Australian Masters is an annual golf tournament on the PGA Tour of Australasia. The tournament was founded in 1979, and was co-sanctioned by the European Tour for the first time in 2006, with a significant 20% increase in the prize fund. Because the tournament is played late in the calendar year, in November or December, it formed part of the following year's European Tour schedule from 2006 through 2008. With the European Tour's decision to realign its schedule with the calendar year for 2010, the 2009 event was the first to be part of the current calendar year's tour schedule. The co-sanctioning with the European Tour was dropped after the 2009 event.
Until 2008, the Australian Masters was always held at the Huntingdale Golf Club in South Oakleigh, Victoria, Australia, but from 2009, a rotation system will be introduced and the event will be staged at different courses in the Melbourne area.
Home golfers have dominated the event, with former world number one Greg Norman having the most success, winning the Gold Jacket on six occasions. Two other Australians have also won three times – Craig Parry and Peter Senior. Overseas players to have taken the title include European Ryder Cup stars, Bernhard Langer and Colin Montgomerie.
Since 2007, the Official World Golf Ranking has awarded at least 20 points to Australian Masters winners. Some editions have had top American and European players, which increased the points to 32 in 2011, 30 in 2010 and 28 in 2009.
On 18 March 2009 the Victorian State Government announced a major coup, confirming that then World Number 1 Tiger Woods would play in the 2009 event at its new venue, Kingston Heath. The announcement caused a minor public backlash due to 50% of Woods' A$3 million appearance fee being paid by taxpayer funds. Woods' appearance was tipped to generate close to A$20 million for the Victorian economy via tourism and other related areas.
The event was not played in 2016 and its future is reported to be in doubt.
- PGA Tour of Australasia event (2010–2015)
|2016–17: No tournament|
|2015||Peter Senior (3)||Australia||Huntingdale||276||−8||2 strokes|| Bryson DeChambeau (a)
|2014||Nick Cullen||Australia||Metropolitan||279||−9||1 stroke|| James Nitties
|2013||Adam Scott (2)||Australia||Royal Melbourne||270||−14||2 strokes||Matt Kuchar|
|2012||Adam Scott||Australia||Kingston Heath||271||−17||4 strokes||Ian Poulter|
|2011||Ian Poulter||England||Victoria||269||−15||3 strokes||Marcus Fraser|
|2010||Stuart Appleby||Australia||Victoria||274||−10||1 stroke||Adam Bland|
- PGA Tour of Australasia and European Tour event (2006–2009)
|2009||2009||Tiger Woods||United States||Kingston Heath||274||−14||2 strokes||Greg Chalmers|
|Sportsbet Australian Masters|
|2008||2009||Rod Pampling||Australia||Huntingdale||276||−12||Playoff||Marcus Fraser|
|2007||2008||Aaron Baddeley||Australia||Huntingdale||275||−13||Playoff||Daniel Chopra|
|2006||2007||Justin Rose||England||Huntingdale||276||−12||2 strokes|| Greg Chalmers
- PGA Tour of Australasia event (1979–2005)
Note: all editions until 2009 were played at Huntingdale Golf Club.
- "Huntingdale's hold on Australian Masters at an end". The Australian. 23 October 2008. Retrieved 28 October 2008.
- Linden, Julian (19 March 2009). "Woods to play in Australia for first time in over a decade". Reuters. Retrieved 19 March 2009.
- "Tiger Woods comes to Melbourne, costing taxpayers $1.5m". Herald Sun. 19 March 2009. Archived from the original on 22 March 2009. Retrieved 19 March 2009.
- Connolly, Eoin (6 April 2010). "IMG ties JBWere to Australian Masters extension". SportsPro.
- Gould, Russell (30 March 2016). "Australian Masters 2016 called off and the future of the event remains unclear". Herald Sun.
- Official website
- Coverage on the PGA Tour of Australasia's official site
- Coverage on the European Tour's official site