The Players Series has received a huge boost in its inaugural year with Cisco Webex becoming the presenting partner of the series of tournaments that see Australia’s leading male and female professionals, together with elite amateur junior golfers, vying for a share of the same prize purse.

The innovative new series, developed by the PGA Tour of Australasia and the WPGA Tour of Australasia, forms part of the ISPS Handa PGA Tour of Australasia and has been a resounding success after the first event in January, The Player Series – Victoria, at the Rosebud Country Club, won by Brad Kennedy.

Cisco Webex will present the second edition of TPS in Sydney which will be held at Bonnie Doon Golf Club from March 4-7. The series embraces hybrid sports – bridging in-person interactions with digital connections through Cisco Webex.

“Cisco Webex is about bringing everyone together to deliver exceptional collaboration experiences and this couldn’t align more closely to our vision for the series, which sees women and men from professional, and elite amateur junior golf, come together in a series of televised golf events,” said Michael McDonald, commercial director of the PGA of Australia.

“The involvement of Cisco Webex shows their commitment to innovation and the immersion of technology in sport and golf, and we are thrilled to have them join the PGA community.”

Tuesday’s announcement builds on Cisco’s existing commitments using technology to drive innovation, inspiration and inclusive participation in golf.

“Cisco is excited to work together with the PGA community in Australia, and The Player Series provides an opportunity to advance inclusivity in sport,” said Peter Self, general manager of Collaboration, Cisco Australia & New Zealand. “Cisco’s is committed to supporting promising and diverse athletes, to help grow the game and inspire a new generation of golf fans and players through innovation and technology.

“We look forward to supporting the PGA as they integrate Cisco Webex into professional sport, leading a new wave of opportunities to enhance the experience for athletes, organisers, fans and sponsors.”

The Players Series is anticipated to grow rapidly over the coming years with more tournaments expected to be announced for the 2021-2022 tour season.

The Players Series – Sydney will be held at the Bonnie Doon Golf Club from March 4-7 with free entry to spectators on all days. The tournament will also be televised live via Fox Sports, Kayo and SkyNZ on Saturday, March 6 and Sunday, March 7. Check local guides for broadcast times.