Meronk ready for Australian PGA


Irish Open winner Adrian Meronk leads a strong list of European golfers hoping to spoil the Aussie party at this week’s PGA Australia at Royal Queensland.

With a host of Australian stars – including Cam Smith. Adam Scott. Marc Leishman, Min Woo Lee and defending champion Jed Morgan – on the pitch there are high hopes of a national victory

However, Meronk cannot be ignored.

Ranked 60th in the world, Meronk became the first Polish golfer to win the DP World Tour in Europe when he won the Irish Open in July.

Meronk brings good form to Australia, after finishing tied for seventh place at the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai on Sunday, where Spanish star Jon Rahm prevailed in a field that included the world’s highest-ranked player , Rory McIlroy.

Other Europeans joining Meronk in Brisbane for the DP World Tour co-sanctioned event include Danish brothers Nicolai and Rasmus Hojgaard, Italian Andrea Pavan, Spaniard Alejandro Canizares and Frenchman Pierre Pineau.

Meanwhile, Queenslanders Morgan and Scott Hend buried a time capsule at Royal Queensland on Monday 10 years from the course hosting the 2032 Brisbane Olympics golf event.

The capsule included gloves, autographed balls, a golf cap and letters of encouragement for golfers who will be competing in the Olympics 10 years from now.

Hend, 49, represented Australia at the Rio Olympics in 2016, while Morgan, who turns 23 next week, was hoping to be chosen for the 2032 Games on his home run.

“It’s going to be great – hope I’m there,” Morgan said.

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