The ISPS Handa World Super 6 Perth is an innovative tournament and it’s the only event in European Tour history which is a combination of stroke play and match play. The first three days is business as usual, then the fun begins in the fourth and final round with an exciting six-hole knockout match.
By surviving three rounds of stroke play and up to five rounds of six-hole match play you will be in touching distance of the trophy!
First three rounds
156 players will compete across the first 36 holes with a standard cut to the leading 65. After the third round a further cut will happen and the field size will drop to 24. If there is a tie for 24th position, these players will advance to a sudden death play-off.
Who to watch out for!
Graduating from the Challenge Tour last year, Bradley Neil is making his way up the Official World Rankings and settling into tour life. Making the cut in November at the Hong Kong Open and finishing T51 at BMW South African Open, Bradley is one to keep your eye on this year.
“The time I took off in the winter to rest and enjoy the time with my family, along with the specific work I did with my coach, Kevin Hale, has helped.”
– Bradley Neil
Feeling refreshed after the winter break equipped with his new M3 driver, Bradley is ready to do battle down under.
What’s in the bag?
M3 Driver 460 9.5° | Mitsubishi XTS 60 X
M3 3 Wood 15° | Mitsubishi S+ 70 X
RSi UDI 4 Iron (bent to 3i loft) | Recoil 95 X
P770 | 4 – 9 Iron| Project X 6.5
Milled Grind Wedge 48°/ 50°/ 54° SB, 58°LB | Project X 6.5
Last man standing
If you have made the final cut the remaining 24 will battle it out over six-hole matches until one player is left standing. The top 8 players after the third round are rewarded with automatic seeding into the second round of the match play, if there is a tie for a place in the top 8, a count back will take place based on the score count of holes 18,9,6,3 and 1.
The remaining 16 players are split into 8 matches of 2 players and they play the first round of the match. The 8 players that advance will be paired with the 8 seeded players and progress with another 8 matches of 2 players. Each round of match play has half the number of players as the previous round until the winner is crowned.
This is going to be an exciting weekend and moving day will be interesting!
Bradley Neil tees off 12:40 local time, which means setting an early alarm 4:40am (GMT). Fellow TaylorMade staffer David Lipsky travels to Perth with good form from a T17 finish at The Maybank Championship, Lipsky has an earlier start to round 1 with a tee time of 7:20am, 23:20 (GMT).