Golf: world’s best headed for Perth for World Super 6

Min Woo Lee.
Min Woo Lee.

SOME of the best international golfers on the European Tour will be in Perth for the return of the fast-paced hybrid ISPS Handa World Super 6 tournament.

The best players from Europe, Asia, the United States and Australia will compete in the popular four-day event, including big name WA talent Nick O’Hern, Brett Rumford, Jason Scrivener and Min Woo Lee.

Royal Fremantle Golf Club amateur Lee said he was excited to tee off against some of the world’s best.

“I am pumped,” he said.

“Each time I am lucky enough to play in a professional tournament it’s a learning opportunity that helps me become the quality of player I am aiming for.

“Last year I watched the World Super 6 Perth and I thought the format was really fun.

“Since then I have been hoping that I would get the chance to play so I am really excited.”

The ISPS Handa World Super 6 Perth is on February 8 to 11 at Lake Karrinyup.

Visit www.worldsuper6perth.com for more information.

Six locals to watch out for

Brett Rumford: Royal Perth Golf Club

The 2017 Super 6 Champion has returned for another tilt at the title.

The 40-year old was the standout in the competition last year, defeating Thai Phachara Khonhwatmai in the final match play to claim the title.

Rumford will again be a contender for the coveted crown, with the likes of Lee Westwood and in-form Tyrell Hatton sure to challenge the Perth local.

Jason Scrinever: Mandurah Country Club

Scrivener will enter the tournament in some form after finishing in a tie for sixth at the Dubai Desert Classic last week.

The 28-year old was another to perform in the 2017 event, finishing third behind countryman Rumford.

Scrivener also claimed the NSW Open Championship late last season, before finishing 15th at the Australian PGA Championship.

Look for the Western Australian to be around the top of the leader board again come Sunday.

Jarryd Felton: Gosnells Golf Club

Felton will be eager to atone for missing the cut at the World Super 6 last year, as the 22-year old looks to build on some decent form in the lead up.

Felton secured the NZ PGA Championship in 2017, as he looks to create consistency in his game for sustained success.

The local could be a dark-horse in this year’s competition.

Min Woo Lee: Royal Fremantle Golf Club

Lee comes into his first World Super 6 with plenty of expectation after another impressive year as an Amateur.

The 19-year old was the Australian Amateur runner-up, before winning low amateur honours at the Vic Open in 2017.

The Royal Fremantle product will be eager to showcase his skill on the world stage this week.

Nick O’Hern-Mt Lawley Golf Club

Whilst O’Hern retired in 2014, he will make a return to the European Tour this weekend when he takes part in the World Super 6.

The veteran will attract plenty of interest over the week given his lack of golf over the past number of years.

The left-hander will still hope to make an impact at Lake Karrinyup.

Stephen Leaney-Royal Perth Golf Club

Leaney continues to perform in Australia after taking out the 2017 Nexus Risk TSA Group WA Open last year, winning the title for a record-equalling six times.

Leaney will again be one to watch over the four days, with promising lead-up form in the Vic Open holding the 48-year old in good stead.

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