Davis and Kyriacou heading home for the summer – Golf Australia Magazine – The Women’s Game
Davis, the 2017 Australian Open champion at The Australian Golf Club, will play both the Fortinet Australian PGA Championship at Royal Queensland and ISPS HANDA Australian Open co-hosted by Victoria and Kingston Heath golf clubs the following week.
“It’s just so good to be coming home to play again,” Davis said. “Everyone knows it’s been tough through the pandemic not being able to move around, and now that it’s possible again I can’t wait to play these events in Brisbane and Melbourne.
“While I’m playing most of my golf in America I see it as important that I perform well in my home country and that’s exactly what I’m setting out to do.”
Marking the first ever national open played concurrently by men and women, the Australian Open will be where Kyriacou makes her return to Australian tournament golf. The first time the Sydneysider will play the event.
“I’m super excited to be playing my first Australian Open,” Kyriacou, who has impressively climbed the professional golf ladder to the LPGA Tour after winning on the Ladies European Tour as an amateur at Bonville.
RIGHT: Cam Davis will return home to try and win a second major event in Australia after his Presidents Cup debut. PHOTO: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images.
“Any time you get to tee it up on the Melbourne Sandbelt, you’ve got to love it, especially in a tournament like that. I’ve always enjoyed that style of golf since my days as an amateur coming to play in Melbourne, and we’re all really pumped up about the new format of the Australian Open as well.
“It sounds like it’s going to be a big winner with the men and women playing together. I just can’t wait to get home and have a crack at it and it would be a dream come true to win my national Open.”
Kyriacou joins Hannah Green and Ashleigh Buhai in the women’s Open field, with this publication learning that former World No.1 So Yeon Ryu is interested in also teeing it up on the Sandbelt.
Meanwhile, Davis will play the DP World Tour co-sanctioned Australian PGA from November 24-27 alongside Cam Smith, Marc Leishman, Lucas Herbert and Ryan Fox, before the following week sees the addition of Min Woo Lee to the same group at the Australian Open, which will be co-sanctioned by the formerly European Tour for the first time in its history.