NZ Open 2020 – All You Need To Know

Michael Hendry NZ Golf Open Champion 2017
Michael Hendry from New Zealand celebrates at the end of day four of the 2017 ISPS Handa New Zealand Open, being held at Millbrook, Arrowtown, New Zealand.12 March 2017. Photo by Michael Thomas / www.photosport.nz

The 2020 New Zealand Open tees off at The Hills and Millbrook Resort golf courses on Thursday 27 February and will continue until the tournament has a winner on Sunday 1 March 2020.

NZ Golf Magazine has put together a vital list of information you need to know before the Nation’s number one golf event begins.

Tournament Format

The New Zealand Open is a Tier One event co-sanctioned by the ISPS Handa PGA Tour of Australasia and the Asian Tour, and in partnership with the Japan Golf Tour.

The tournament will include a field of 156 amateurs and 156 professionals playing alongside one another. The professional golfers will compete for the New Zealand Open title whilst simultaneously a pairing of one professional and one amateur will play a best-ball format for the New Zealand Open Pro-Am Championship.

New Zealand Open – Professionals

Each Professional will play one round at Millbrook Resort and The Hills on the Thursday and Friday of the event. Both these rounds they will be partnered with an amateur player.

After round two, the top 60 Professionals (plus ties) will proceed to rounds three and four at Millbrook Resort to compete for the New Zealand Open Championship with a minimum prize pool of NZD $1.35m.

See a full list of the players here.

New Zealand Open Pro-Am Championship Teams Event

Each amateur will play with a professional in a two-person Pro-Am team for two rounds in a two-ball best-ball format, one round across Millbrook Resort and The Hills golf courses on the Thursday and Friday of the event.

On the completion of the first two rounds, a Pro-Am teams cut will be made with the leading 40 teams going through to the third round on the Saturday at Millbrook Resort.

After the third round, a final Pro-Am team cut will be made, with the best 10 teams going through to the final round at Millbrook Resort.

See a full list of the Pro-am Ambassador players here.

New Zealand All Abilities Open

The 2020 New Zealand All Abilities Open will be a 54-hole stroke play event, with 18 holes to be played at Jack’s Point and The Hills on the second and third days of the 2020 New Zealand Open.

After 36 holes, a cut will be made and the leading six players will join the New Zealand Open field on Sunday, being the first players to tee off in the final round at Millbrook Resort.

See a list of the players here.

Start times

First Tee on Thursday/Friday is 7.30 am depending on weather.

Ticketing

For the 101st New Zealand Open there will be free entry for the duration of the tournament at both Millbrook Resort and The Hills.

Parking

Parking at the New Zealand Open in 2020 is available at both Millbrook Resort and The Hills for the first two days of the tournament (27 & 28 Feb) and at Millbrook Resort for the final two rounds (29 Feb & 1 Mar).

There will be a charge for parking of $10 per day with all proceeds donated to The Rotary Club of Queenstown who will distribute to local charities within the Queenstown region.

Tournament Parking hours: 7:30 am – 7:30 pm

Broadcast Times

Full broadcast details can be found below. Dates/Times are NZDT.

Thursday 27 February 3.00 pm – 7.00pm
Friday 28 February: 3.00pm – 7.00pm
Saturday 29 February: 2.00pm – 6.00pm
Sunday 01 March: 2.00pm – 6.00pm

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