Starts: 24th November 2022
Course: Royal Queensland Golf Course, Brisbane.
Par: 71 (36-35)
Length: 7,134 yards
2021 Champion: Jediah Morgan
Designer: Mike Clayton
Type: Australian Links
Par 5's: 7th, 9th and 15th
Hosted Since: 2021
Thurs: Light rain and a gentle breeze. Max wind 6mph.
Fri: Sunny. Max wind 6mph.
Sat: Sunny. Max wind 7mph.
Sun: Thundery Showers and light winds. Max wind 6mph.
Significant Info To Be Aware Of
- This event was not played on the DP World Tour in 2021. The event was played on the Australian Tour, where Royal Queensland hosted for the first time.
- The event was played in January 2022 instead of December.
Jediah Morgan won on 22 under par but is worth noting 2nd place was only 11 under par!
Morgan was playing his first event of the calendar year but had no form at the end of 2021 with figures of MC-T84. Runner-up Dodt was 10th in his previous start.
No stats were recorded for the Australian PGA last year.
Fast or Slow Start
As you would expect with an 11 stroke win, Jed Morgan was 2nd after round one and dominated from halfway onwards.
“Royal Queensland already compares favourably with some of the British Championship courses. It should have a very great future, and will be an excellent test of golf." Course Website
“I’m a fan of the Royal Queensland layout, I think it fits my eye, and I hope and expect to play well there this year.” Min Woo Lee, 2022
“I wanted to just make the cut this week. I know that’s a low shot to shoot out, but I felt a lot of pressure, especially being a member here and having won the Australian Amateur (title) here.” Jediah Morgan, 2022
Players We Almost Backed
NOTE - These are players who we shortlisted for this event but ultimately didn't advise to subscribers.
Jack Thompson 125/1
Last man off the shortlist this week. A player who only turned pro in 2021, he already has a win on the Australian Tour and has placed inside the top 15 in his last 2 starts. He finished 12th in this event last year but price is a fraction short.
Nick Voke 250/1
Turned pro in 2018 and won 3 times in China in quick succession. Has had mixed results on the Korn Ferry Tour in recent years but a 12th place finish last week was eye catching for the fact it contained a round of 82!
Elvis Smylie 400/1
A youngster with enormous potential and a good record at this course. However, form has been poor for much of 2022 and may have dented his confidence.