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PGA Of Australia And Cisco Webex Partner For The Players Series

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he PGA of Australia has announced Cisco Webex as the inaugural presenting partner of The Players Series (TPS).

TPS is a new series of tournaments designed for Australia’s leading male and female professional golfers, along with elite amateur junior golfers, to compete in the same field for the same prize purse.

The series, which was developed by the PGA Tour of Australasia and the WPGA Tour of Australasia, forms part of the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia and began with the inaugural event in January at the Rosebud Country Club in Victoria.

The second edition of the TPS will now be presented by Cisco Webex in Sydney at the Bonnie Doon Golf Club from March 4-7.

PGA of Australia commercial director, Michael McDonald, said the series will bridge in-person interactions with digital connections thanks to 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,” McDonald said.

“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,” he said.

Cisco Australia and New Zealand general manager of collaboration, Peter Self, said: “Cisco is excited to work together with the PGA community in Australia, and The Players Series provides an opportunity to advance inclusivity in sport.”

“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,” Self said.

The Players Series – Sydney, presented by Cisco Webex, will be broadcast live on Fox Sports and Kayo on March 6 and March 7.