In some great news for Australian golfing fans, Lucas Herbert is the first player to lock in for the 2022 Australian Open and leads what is set to be a stellar field of home grown and international golfers from the ISPS HANDA Tour of Australasia and the DP World Tour.
26-year-old Herbert is making a homecoming for the Australian Open as he strives to win the glittering prize of his first big championship in his native country. The Australian Open will be played at Victoria and Kingston Heath Golf Clubs Dec 1-4.
After turning professional in 2015, Lucas Herbert has plied his trade all around the world earning titles across continents, winning on the DP World Tour twice, in 2020 and 2021, and on the US PGA Tour in 2021.
Tickets to the 2022 Australian Open mean you will be a part of a world-first for golf, as national men’s and women’s Open events are played together for the first time, along with the inspirational competitors in the All Abilities Championship.
Herbert has also committed to play in the Fortinet Australian PGA Championship at Royal Queensland Golf Club this November.
The Fortinet Australian PGA Championship has a prize pool of $2 million AUD, the richest prize on the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia, and is set to draw a competitive field of players from around the world as the first event on the DP World Tour schedule for 2022-23.
As the first major highlight of the Australian summer of golf, the Fortinet Australian PGA Championship will offer crowds four days of fun and action at Royal Queensland Golf Club from November 24-27.
Let’s hope many more top line Aussie players follow Herbert’s lead and come home to support their local Tour.