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The New Zealand Golf Open 2020: Returning for the 101st Time


The New Zealand Golf Open 2020: Returning for the 101st Time

The New Zealand Golf Open 2020: Returning for the 101st Time


The stage is set for a spectacular return to form for golfers across the world as the NZ Golf Open 2020 rapidly approaches. Champions and contenders from all walks of life coming together for what is sure to be a spectacular week of New Zealand golf. Can returning Champion Zach Murray make this his second win in a row at the New Zealand Open? Or will New Zealand number one golfer Ryan Fox chip his way to success and pick up another win? Whatever the result we’re set for a spectacular 4 days of golf. Keep up with the action with live coverage and commentary on Sky Sport or stream it all online with Sky Sport Now.

Will the winner of the NZ golf Open be a former champion or some new blood in the mix?

It’s all to play for in the New Zealand Open 2020 as we see a number of retuning faces from previous years and tours. Will returning NZ open champion Zach Murray be able to keep his momentum going and pick up his second New Zealand open win in 2020? Or will returning champion Matthew Griffin pull ahead and secure his own win at the Open. Mainly playing on the Japan tour these days, Griffin is confirmed as a participant in the open, returning to secure another win and continue his push up the money rankings.

Other returning competitors include 37-year-old Kodai Ichihara, another well placed player from the Japanese tour, looking to improve on his 8th Place success last year. His form and credentials have certainly improved in the last 12 months on tour, with wins at both the Japan Golf tour Championship and the Dunlop Phoenix under his belt, will he have what it takes to win?

The NZ golf open 2020 also sees the return of golf legend KJ Choi, arguably the most successful Korean male golfer ever, after enjoying himself so much in Queenstown the last few times he’s attended the open. Choi makes his return to the field to play another NZ Open championship hoping to regain the form that made him one of the world’s most prolific golf title winners for years. Though he does face some stiff competition from both old hands and new starters alike. 

One such new starter is Luke Toomey, the dark horse in the race for the Jellicoe Cup. Fresh off the back of his win in the ISPS HANDA PGA of Australasia Qualifying School, earning him full status as a professional golfer. With his sights set on heading to the European Tour 2020, Toomey is looking to build a name for himself and playing well here will absolutely help him on his way. From what we’ve seen so far, Toomey shows very little sign on slowing down, looking to keep his head up and build a winning streak. It’s certainly all to play for as we head into what is sure to be a fierce competition at the NZ Golf Open 2020.

Golf fans looking to keep up with the latest action from the 2020 NZ Golf Open can tune in live thanks to Sky.

Watch the 2020 NZ Golf Open Live on Sky Sport & Sky Sport Now with regular updates and highlights available throughout the tournament available on Sky Go