Date: November 27, 2014
Author: Golf Australia

Players to honour Phil Hughes


Golfers at the Emirates Australian Open tomorrow will show their respect to late cricketer Phillip Hughes.

The former Australian Test batsman’s passing today shocked all at The Australian Golf Club and to honour their fellow sportsman, players will tomorrow don a black ribbon they will be given as they begin their second rounds.

Championship director Trevor Herden said it was a sign of solidarity in the sporting community as the nation grieves the loss of one of its top professional sportsmen.

“Not just as athletes, but as a community, the loss hit hard today and we feel it’s the right thing to do to show our tournament and the players are right behind the Hughes family and the cricket community,” Herden said.

“It’s the best way we can show our respect at this time.”