In-form Peterson eyes more success at the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth

Paul Peterson of the United States will be chasing for more glory when he makes his debut appearance at the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth which starts on Thursday.

The 29-year-old American enjoyed a remarkable start to the season, breaking into the winner’s circle for the first time on the Asian Tour after emerging victorious in Myanmar a fortnight ago.

Placed second on the Habitat for Humanity Standings, Peterson hopes to close in on leader Shubhankar Sharma with a good performance at the Lake Karrinyup Country Club.

Brett Rumford of Australia secured a dominant win last year, topping the leaderboard after the 54-hole stroke play before beating all his opponents in the matchplay round. He is looking forward to defending his title and retain his trophy on home soil this week. .

Moving away from the traditional four-day stroke play format, the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth will combine 54 holes of traditional stroke play across the first three days with an exciting knockout match play format for the fourth and final round.

Shiv Kapur of India likens the new format in Perth to cricket’s T20. He reckons that golf can only benefit from the change. The Indian golfer hopes to put together a more solid weekend performance here compared to the tournaments in Singapore, Myanmar and Malaysia.

Lee Westwood of England, along with Andrew ‘Beef’ Johnston and Masters champion Danny Willet, are amongst the marquee names for the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth, which is featuring a world-first innovative format for the second consecutive year.

Westwood, who enjoyed a tied-11th place finish in Malaysia last week, will be looking to extend his good form when he steps up to the tee for the A$1.75 million (approximately US$1.25 million) event.

The ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth event, tri-sanctioned by the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia, European Tour and Asian Tour, is proudly supported by the Western Australian Government through Tourism WA.