2002-2003 Johnnie Walker Classic @ LKCC

On the 16th February 2003, while Lake Karrinyup was in the midst of celebrating its 75th anniversary it was also playing host, for an unprecedented second successive year, to the Johnnie Walker Classic and many of the world’s best golfers. So successful for the players, the public and the organisers was the 2002 Johnnie Walker Classic at Lake Karrinyup that the venue was not changed for the following year — the first time in the history of this prestigious international event that it remained in the same location for two successive years. For the record, in 2002 Retief Goosen won the Classic after only a handful of the world’s best could achieve a sub-par performance on this testing course. In 2003, while the course played a little easier and more players achieved sub-par rounds, Ernie Els dominated the field to add the Classic to his long list of international successes.