ISPS Handa World Super 6 Perth Preview
This week sees an extension for the format that was debuted at this tournament last year. This week's tournament, hosted at Lake Karrinyup Country Club, features a combination of match play and stroke play. The field will be cut to 65 after 36 holes and a further cut after round three will see the field size reduced to 24. Then the final round on Sunday will be a six-hole match play knockout, witling the field down to two players for a winner to be crowned.
With pace of play a hot topic of debate within the game at the moment, it is this pioneering format that could alleviate that issue.
The final six holes are the playoff holes at Lake Karrinyup Country Club and they have been selected for maximum excitement and risk-reward. Which include a short drivable par 4 and a short par three, measuring 330 yards and 148 yards respectively. How much drama will be created by these holes?
Last year there was an Australian winner of this tournament, Brett Rumford, this was his sixth win on the European Tour and marked a four-year absence from the winners' circle.
Top Tips for the week.
Kiradech Aphibarnrat: Nicknamed “The Arm”, he is known for his long drives and touch around the greens, he will want to re-establish himself on the European Tour and climb back into the Top 50 of the world ranking, to get automatic invites to the biggest tournaments in the world game.
Thorbjørn Olesen: the Dane will want to make his compatriot, Thomas Bjorn’s, Ryder Cup Team, the four-time winner on the European Tour, will need an incredible start to this year in order to force his way into contention, but with his talent, it is not out of possibility.
Ryan Fox: the explosive Kiwi, is one of the longest hitters in the game. He is now established on the European Tour and will look forward to getting his first win on tour as soon as possible.
Wade Ormsby: The highest ranked Aussie in the field, he claimed his maiden European Tour title this year at the UBS Hong Kong Open. He is currently inside the Top 10 of the Race to Dubai, if he can keep this form going he is on for his best year on tour.