The Honda has managed to lure the world’s best golfers, such as Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy, to play in the tournament in recent years. And now that the field has been properly spruced up, organizers are doing the same to the Champion Course at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens as they prepare for the 2015 event.
Rory McIlroy and Adam Scott weren't paired together for the first two rounds of the Australian Open because organizers wanted to split their marquee players among morning and afternoon groups for the spectators and television.
The PGA Tour has small circuits in Latin America, Canada and China. Commissioner Tim Finchem spoke in 2010 about golf heading toward a "world tour," even though he wasn't sure what it would look like or when it would all come together.
No. 1-ranked Rory McIlroy has been grouped with Geoff Ogilvy and Stuart Appleby for the opening rounds of his Australian Open title defense this week and will be among the early starters at The Australian golf club.