How good is it to see some of the world’s best golfers grace our shores again! It's quite fitting that the tournament is to be played on a course Greg Norman has had a bit to do with. Not only did The Shark win the 1976 West Lakes Classic on the East Course as a 21 year old, he also oversaw the renovations to the East Course in 2012, drawing inspiration from the legendary tracks on the Melbourne sand belt.
The staff at The Grange have been growing out the rough at since February so keeping the ball on the fairway will be the key along with accurate wedge play on the firm greens.
Date: 21-23 April, 2023
Course: Grange Golf Club (composite of East and West courses), Grange, South Australia
Length: 6,650 meters
Defending Champion:Inaugural staging
Key Course Stats
- Driving Accuracy
- Putting Average
- Bogey Avoidance
Key Correlation Courses
- Royal Queensland
- Victoria Golf Club
- TPC San Antonio
Patrick Reed: Reed has slipped under the radar of late but has been secretly rediscovering his form. Finished 4th in the Masters and 3rd in Orlando while he posted a 2nd at the Dubai Desert Classic in January. Ranks mid-tier in most key stats but over his LIV career ranks Top 5 in Putting Average.
Mito Pereira: The Chilean is one of the best ball strikers in the world and ticks a lot of boxes this week. He leads LIV this season in GIR while he ranks Top 5 in Bogey Avoidance thanks to an excellent game around the green. Posted a Top 15 finish at the 2022 Valero Texas Open and form is very good with Top 6 finishes at the last two LIV events.
Peter Uihlein: Uihlein isn’t the sexiest name in golf but he profiles as well as anyone for success here. He ranks 3rd in Putting Average and 4th in GIR and that is the kind of game that succeeds here. He also leads LIV this season in Birdie or Better while no player has been better on Par 5s. Finished Top 10 in all three LIV events this season.
Ian Poulter: Englishman who has not shown a lot of form of late but won the Australian Masters at the Victoria Golf Club (admittedly 12 years ago) and was Top 6 in the 2021 DP World Tour Championship.