Perth hosts nation’s richest golf tournament

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Announcing the US$2 million Perth International Golf Championship at the Eventscorp 2012 Calendar launch, Western Australian Tourism Minister Dr Kim Hames said the tournament would attract some of the world’s best golfers. The tournament, co-sanctioned by the PGA Tour of Australasia and the European Tour, is scheduled for October at the Lake Karrinyup Country Club. “Perth has a strong history of hosting successful international golf events, notably the Heineken Classic, Johnnie Walker Classic and the Lexus Cup, and this tournament will well and truly put the city back on the golfing map,” Dr Hames said.