HAYNE PLANE

EN ROUTE FOR TEE-OFF

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Jar­ryd Hayne is re­turn­ing to Fiji as an am­bas­sador for Fiji Air­ways to sup­port the coun­try’s big­gest in­ter­na­tional sport­ing event; the Fiji In­ter­na­tional. A suc­cess­ful sports­man, Hayne will turn his hand to golf as he tees it up as a VIP guest in the of­fi­cial tour­na­ment pro-am at Nata­dola Bay Cham­pi­onship Golf Course be­fore watch­ing on as some of the best golfers in the world chase glory at the Fiji In­ter­na­tional on Oc­to­ber 6-9. Hayne will play along­side two time PGA TOUR win­ner Steven Bowditch with a place in their team to be auc­tioned to raise money for the Cy­clone Win­ston re­cov­ery ef­forts.

“I love Fiji and I love sport so to be able to come back and wit­ness Fiji’s largest sport­ing event is a great way to spend some time,” said Hayne. “I am pumped to be play­ing in the pro-am with Steven Bowditch. I know he can hit the ball a mile, I can’t wait to see him in ac­tion while ac­tu­ally play­ing with him,” said Hayne. “Play­ing with a two-time PGA TOUR win­ner is an in­cred­i­ble op­por­tu­nity that doesn’t come around very of­ten. I hope that a golf fan out there sees play­ing with Bowdo and I as a unique ex­pe­ri­ence and that we gen­er­ate a large do­na­tion for the Win­ston re­cov­ery ef­forts.”

Hayne will at­tend the Fiji In­ter­na­tional which will be head­lined by three-time Ma­jor cham­pion Vi­jay Singh, World No. 23 Brandt Snedeker (USA) and PGA TOUR winners Steven Bowditch (AUS), Boo Week­ley (USA), Heath Slocum (USA) and Robert Al­lenby (AUS).

Hayne’s own skills will also be on dis­play in Fiji as he joins fel­low Aussie rugby le­gend George Gre­gan and Fiji 7s play­ers in host­ing a ju­nior rugby clinic at the Fiji In­ter­na­tional.

“Hav­ing Jar­ryd join us at the Fiji In­ter­na­tional is a real priv­i­lege; he is so well loved in Fiji,” said Brian Thor­burn, CEO of the PGA of Aus­tralia and ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Aus­trala­sia.

“The Fiji In­ter­na­tional aims to grow the ex­po­sure of Fiji on the world stage. Jar­ryd has proven he is a world-class athlete in so many sports and has a global fan base. His sup­port of the Fiji In­ter­na­tional will fur­ther as­sist the Fiji In­ter­na­tional in reach­ing all sports fans, not just golf fans.” Hayne, a Fiji Air­ways am­bas­sador, will make his first trip to Fiji since re­turn­ing to Aus­tralia to pur­sue his NRL ca­reer with the Gold Coast Ti­tans.

About the Fiji In­ter­na­tional:

The Fiji In­ter­na­tional will be played at Nata­dola Bay Cham­pi­onship Golf Course from 6-9 Oc­to­ber for AU$1.5mil­lion in prize­money with tickets on sale at the gate and on­line.

En­ticed by the trop­i­cal des­ti­na­tion World Num­ber 23 Brandt Snedeker will head­line a field which also stars Fi­jian hero and three time Ma­jor Cham­pion Vi­jay Singh.

This year, the Fiji In­ter­na­tional ex­pands its global pres­ence and con­firms its po­si­tion as an in­te­gral tour­na­ment in the South Pa­cific re­gion, with the tour­na­ment being co-sanc­tioned by the Euro­pean Tour and ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Aus­trala­sia.

A Pa­cific par­adise, the Fiji In­ter­na­tional also boasts some of the most unique hos­pi­tal­ity op­tions in world golf with the par-3 4th hole pro­vid­ing the per­fect van­tage point to watch the golf, whilst so­cial­is­ing on the beach. More than just a golf tour­na­ment, the Fiji In­ter­na­tional aims to leave a last­ing legacy for golf in the Pa­cific re­gion, with the PGA of Aus­tralia sup­port­ing ini­tia­tives to in­tro­duce and grow the game in Fiji.

The Fiji In­ter­na­tional is proudly sup­ported by the Fi­jian Govern­ment, Tourism Fiji and the In­ter­Con­ti­nen­tal Fiji Golf Re­sort & Spa as the of­fi­cial re­sort of the tour­na­ment un­til 2017. Fiji Air­ways is the of­fi­cial air­line of the Fiji In­ter­na­tional. Source: Fiji In­ter­na­tional

I love Fiji and I love sport so to be able to come back and wit­ness Fiji’s largest sport­ing event is a great way to spend some time. I am pumped to be play­ing in the pro-am with Steven Bowditch. I know he can hit the ball a mile, I can’t wait to see him in ac­tion whilst ac­tu­ally play­ing with himg Jar­ryd Hayne Fiji Air­ways am­bas­sador

Photo: Fiji In­ter­na­tional

Fiji Air­ways am­bas­sador Jar­ryd Hayne will be in the coun­try to sup­port Fiji’s big­gest sport­ing event; Fiji In­ter­na­tional next week.

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