Fiji International

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Fiji International
Tournament information
Location Natadola, Fiji
Established 2014
Course(s) Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course
Par 72
Length 6,947 metres (7,597 yd)
Tour(s) PGA Tour of Australasia
European Tour
Asian Tour
Format Stroke play
Prize fund A$1,500,000
Month played August
Tournament record score
Aggregate 272 Brandt Snedeker (2016)
To par −16 Brandt Snedeker (2016)
Current champion
United States Brandt Snedeker
Natadola BayChampionship GC is located in Fiji
Natadola BayChampionship GC
Natadola Bay
Championship GC
Location in Fiji

The Fiji International is a men's golf tournament in Fiji, co-sanctioned by the PGA Tour of Australasia and European Tour. The Fiji International was Fiji's first ever internationally broadcast golf tournament to a worldwide audience across more than 30 countries in over 400 million homes, a first for a single sporting event in Fiji.[1]

Fiji International at Natadola Golf Course

The inaugural tournament was held from 14–17 August 2014 at Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course. It was a tier one event on the PGA Tour of Australasia and was co-sanctioned with OneAsia. The purse for the event was US$1,000,000.[2][3] The 2015 event was played in October with a A$1,125,000 purse and was again co-sanctioned by OneAsia.

Beginning in 2016 event is co-sanctioned with the European Tour.[4]

Winners[edit]

Co-sanctioned with the European Tour and the Asian Tour
Year Winner Score To par Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up
2017
Co-sanctioned with the European Tour
Year Winner Score To par Margin
of victory
Runner-up
2016 United States Brandt Snedeker 272 −16 9 strokes New Zealand Michael Hendry
Co-sanctioned with OneAsia
Year Winner Score To par Margin
of victory
Runner-up
2015 United States Matt Kuchar 284 −4 4 strokes Australia Aron Price
2014 Australia Steven Jeffress 278 −10 4 strokes Australia Jake Higginbottom

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fiji in golf first". Radio New Zealand. Retrieved 10 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "Fiji International brings the world to Fiji". PGA Australia. Retrieved 10 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "Young guns ready to heat up in Fiji sun". Golf AU. Retrieved 10 August 2014. 
  4. ^ "Fiji International to expand global reach in 2016". PGA European Tour. 21 April 2016. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 18°06′16″S 177°19′16″E / 18.1044°S 177.3211°E / -18.1044; 177.3211