The 2015 Nexus Risk TSA Group WA Open champion Daniel Fox took time out of his schedule to give us an abbreviated three-hole guide to Royal Perth Golf Club ahead of this year’s tournament.
Fox’s handpicked guide starts at the par-three 14th and offers a interesting insight into how the professionals will go about negotiating Royal Perth’s tight lay-out.
The Lakelands member reveals how he’ll look to take a conservative approach on the narrow fairway of the par-four 16th before showing the areas to attack the short par-five 18th where the title could go on the line come Sunday afternoon.
A stellar field is set to assemble at the South Perth venue with defending champion Curtis Luck back in town after season in the United States highlighted by starts on the PGA tour after he went close to claiming the Silver Cup at the US Masters.
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Brett Rumford looms as one of the favourites on his home track and following a season in which the 40-year-old has already won on home soil following his emotional wire-to-wire success at the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth at Lake Karrinyup.
Another former champion, Ollie Goss is also back in Perth after spending the past five years in the United States since he stunned the professionals at Royal Perth in 2010 to win the WA Open as a teenage amateur.
There’s plenty of other West Aussie interest with Jarryd Felton, who won the NZ PGA Championship earlier this year, fit and raring to go while Hannah Green will take on the men after a memorable maiden professional season in the United States saw her named the Symetra Tour’s rookie of the year and, most significantly, secure a place on the 2018 LPGA Tour.
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