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Perth golf event to keep Feb timeslot

POSTED ON February 29, 2016 @ 5:45 pm

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The February timeslot for the Perth International looks like its here to stay, with tournament organisers hoping to lure more top-end talent to the $US1.75 million event.

World No.21 Louis Oosthuizen headlined this year’s event, while Frenchman Victor Dubuisson, Thorbjorn Olesen, Brett Rumford, Mikko Ilonen, Lucas Bjerregaard, Alejandro Canizares, and Marcus Fraser were some of the other notable players.

IMG Australia’s director of golf David Rollo said the February timeslot had ticked a lot of boxes.

“No question the change in date has worked in our favour,” Rollo said.

“It’s the strongest field we’ve had for the event. That will probably be the preference going forward.

“Last year players were coming from Portugal. So it definitely makes it easier on the back end of the Middle East swing (in February).”

The Perth International is yet to attract a top-10 player.

The Perth International, which is tri-sanctioned by the European Tour, Asian Tour, and PGA Tour of Australasia, hopes to sign a new deal that will secure the event’s future for the coming years.

“I want to defend any title that I win. I will do everything within my power to come and do that,” Oosthuizen said of the prospect of him returning.

“I’ve really enjoyed Perth this week. Next time I come I’ll try to bring the family.”

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