The ISPS Handa Perth International is an event co-sanctioned by the European and Australasian Tours. It was first played in 2012.
With a purse of $2 million, it is the richest purse in Australian golf.
ISPS Handa is the International Sports Promotion Society, founded and funded by Japanese philanthropist Dr. Haruhisa Handa in 2006. Its goal is to support charitable causes throughout the sporting world and has fostered partnerships with golf governing bodies worldwide to help develop the game at every level and promote blind and disabled golf.
Dr. Handa is an interesting character. Born in 1951, he operates more than a dozen companies in Japan, Australia and the United Kingdom. He has degrees in economics, vocal music, creative arts and a literature. As you might expect, he is an author, who has written more than 220 books that have been translated into seven languages. Some of the best sellers include “Secrets for running a Small Business”, “Understanding Japan” and “Lucky Fortune” – of which more than a million copies have been sold.
A complete list of ISPS Handa Perth International Winners Follows
|Year||Winner||Country||Score||To par||Margin of Victory|
|ISPS Handa Perth International|
|2014||Thorbjørn Olesen||Denmark||271||-17||3 strokes|
|2013||Jin Jeong||South Korea||278||-10||Playoff|
|2012||Bo Van Pelt||United States||272||-16||2 strokes|