Considering its rich golf history, Australia should host a PGA Tour event of some kind -- especially since the tour has expanded it schedule across the Pacific, with events in Malaysia and China.
World No. 3 Adam Scott agrees, suggesting there's hope for Oz to hold a sanctioned PGA Tour event in the not-too-distant future.
"I'd be hopeful, and there was talk of it a few weeks ago, maybe getting a World Golf Championship down here as a permanent spot in Australia," Scott said ahead of this week's Australian PGA Championship.
Currently, the PGA Tour hosts the CIMB Classic in Malaysia and co-sanctions the WGC-HSBC Champions in China. The latter, which also is considered part of the European Tour's Final Series, attracts a world-class field each year. Scott would love to see that kind of field for any of the events in Australia's Triple Crown: the Aussie Masters, Australian Open or Aussie PGA.
"Something like that or something affiliated with the PGA Tour potentially, would be great for the game down here and kind of solidify Australia's importance to the game of golf because we've been a significant part of golf for a long time," Scott said.
With so many astounding courses Down Under, including Royal Melbourne, The Metroplitan and The Australian Golf Club, Scott thinks a PGA Tour event would pretty much sell itself to the best in the world.
"[The course] plays a big part in the decision making of guys' schedules," he said. "It does for me and I know some of the other guys, too."