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Snedeker Supported By Talented Aussies

United States professional golfer American Brandt Snedeker last week confirmed he would participate in the 2016 Fiji International to be played at Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course on October 6-9.
27 Jul 2016 10:28
Snedeker Supported By Talented Aussies
Andrew Evans.

United States professional golfer American Brandt Snedeker last week confirmed he would participate in the 2016 Fiji International to be played at Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course on October 6-9.

An immensely talented player, Snedeker is sure to excite golf fans in Fiji just like he did at the Canadian Open last week.

Just a day after he announced his trip to Fiji, Snedeker led the PGA TOUR event into the final round.

While he was unable to secure his 12th professional victory, Snedeker did move up the Official World Golf Rankings to now be 21st in the world.

It also shows his game is in good shape heading into the Fiji International.

However, if Snedeker hopes to be the second American to win the tournament, after Matt Kuchar won last year, he will need to overcome a talented field including some big hitting Australians.

The following players have all expressed their intent to tee it up in the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia and European Tour co-sanctioned tournament.

 

Matthew Guyatt

From Queensland, Guyatt is a talented player who has taken an interesting path to competing on tour.

A talented athlete, Guyatt was close to pursuing an Australian Rules Football career before opting to focus on golf.

Rather than heading straight for life playing on tour, he became a qualified golf coach. Joining the Tour in 2009, he recorded his first professional victory at the 2011 NSW PGA Championship. Since then he has gone close to securing his second win and has contended in some of Australia’s biggest tournaments. This will be Guyatt’s third time competing at the Fiji International and his results have gotten better with each year. Finishing inside the top-10 last year, Guyatt could be a contender for the title this year.

 

Lincoln Tighe

From New South Wales, Tighe may have the physique of a rugby player but he has the skill of a tournament winning professional golfer. Renowned as one of the longest hitters on Tour, Tighe always impresses and amazes fans with how far he can smash a golf ball.

Having once hit his drive 400 metres in a tournament, his length off the tee will hold him in good stead on the long Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course layout.

The 2014 New South Wales PGA champion comes into his third Fiji International campaign in good form, already in 2016 he has recorded a top-5 finish on the PGA TOUR China.

 

Andrew Evans

From New South Wales, Evans is a star on the rise on the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia. Turning Professional in 2009, Andrew was a regular on Tour but didn’t rise to prominence until last year.

Playing at the Australian Masters, little known at the time, Evans was a surprise contender for the title. His runner-up finish showed himself and the golfing world that he had the game to mix it with some of the best in the world.

Since that tournament, he has recorded a number of good finishes on the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia and PGA TOUR China.

A strong field, headlined by Brandt Snedeker, is anticipated to tee it up in the Fiji International this year thanks to the new co-sanctioning relationship between the European Tour and ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia.

We look forward to announcing more players, including further international stars, for the 2016 tournament in the coming weeks.

For further information about the Fiji International please visit fijiinternational.com

Source: Fiji International

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