Legend will play at Byron Bay
PETER Senior has made himself available for the Australian Legends Tour Championship at the Byron Bay Golf Club next week.
The 57-year-old announced his retirement when he was forced to pull out of the second round of the Australian Open with a hip injury less than a fortnight ago.
Byron Bay Golf Club secretary-manager Wendy Perry confirmed that Senior would play after responding to an email on Monday.
Senior has won the event multiple times in the past and was beaten in a play-off against Tod Power last year.
The event is running for a 10th straight year and is stacked with big names including former British Open winner Ian Baker-Finch.
"This year will again see the likes of Peter Senior and many more Australian golfing greats return to compete on our challenging, but picturesque course here at Byron Bay,” Perry said.
"It's is always a pleasure to play host to the professionals and we again look forward to welcoming them into the community next month.”
"It's great to have been able to stage this tournament for the past 10 years and it's one the golf club is very proud of.”
Senior has always been a major drawcard at Byron Bay and played at the 2012 event just weeks after winning the Australian Open. He went on to win it back-to-back before a shoulder injury forced him out of the 2014 event.
The PGA Legends Tour is a Professional golf circuit for male golfers aged 50 and over, managed by the PGA of Australia.
The PGA Legends Tour consists of approximately 60 tournaments throughout Australia and New Zealand with over $1 million prizemoney on offer each year.
Players who regularly feature on the PGA Legends Tour include former US PGA Champion Wayne Grady, Rodger Davis, Peter Fowler and Michael Clayton.
Power will return again to defend his title while many other golfing greats including Mike Harwood and Ossie Moore will also make the trip to Byron Bay looking to claim a slice of $37,500.
Friday and Saturday will be a Pro-am event with the final round for professionals only on Sunday.
The tournament starts December 9 with spectators welcome all three days.