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The Australasian PGA has defended its decision to shun Melbourne's sandbelt in the week before next year's Presidents Cup. But PGA chief executive Max Garske said the tour wanted to share the influx of talent around Victoria, NSW and Queensland. "We think both before and after the Presidents Cup we've probably got a better chance of being able to hold some of the best players in the world and spread the exposure to the public to Sydney, Melbourne and Queensland," Garske said."But it is likely that both the Open and the PGA will have to hand over appearance money to the big names. At the end of the day, the players will need to be encouraged to come prior and to remain after. Trying to get them to get on a plane to come down to Australia is half the battle and at least they're here. We might be able to get some to come down early and get some to stay after," Garske said." READ MORE>>>