Australia On The PGA Championship: Count Us Interested

Brad Elborough reports on the PGA of Australia's Brian Thorburn optimistically putting his organization forward as willing to talk about an international PGA Championships.

He's already planning to meet with PGA CEO Bevacqua in the next six weeks.

''Absolutely (we'd love to host the event in Australia),'' Thorburn said. ''We'll engage in discussions with them and put our best foot forward.

''We have the infrastructure here; we've hosted the Presidents Cup and the World Cup.

''And players love playing here. We currently have Dustin Johnson and Bo Van Pelt at the Perth International; Peter Fowler is in Queensland and Rory McIlroy will be in Sydney for the Australian Open.''

Thorburn said state government funding would be required for such an event to go ahead.