Schwartzel set for Perth International
Article posted: 17 August 2012
It has been a while since I was down in Australia for a tour event but I have always enjoyed the people and the culture there
Charl Schwartzel is one of the first international stars to be confirmed for the forthcoming Perth International.
The tournament, which gets under way on October 18 at Lake Karrinyup Country Club, Western Australia, will be Schwartzel’s first appearance in Perth.
"It has been a while since I was down in Australia for a tour event but I have always enjoyed the people and the culture there and the great sporting rivalry between our countries in cricket and rugby," the seven-time European Tour winner said.
"I am looking forward to visiting Perth and hopefully I can continue the South African success at Lake Karrinyup."
The tournament is co-sanctioned by the PGA Tour of Australasia and the European Tour and, with prize money of US$2,000,000, is the richest tournament in Australia.
"The Perth International marks WA’s return to the international golf calendar and it’s great to see players the calibre of Charl Schwartzel heading the field," said Tourism Minister, Dr. Kim Hames.