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Australia to host revolutionary World Super 6 Perth tournament

Organisers have axed the four-year-old Perth International. Paul Kane/Getty Images

Perth will host a revolutionary new professional golf tournament that organisers hope will become a big hit on the international scene.

The four-year-old Perth International has been axed in favour of a new event called the World Super 6 Perth, to feature 54 holes of regulation stroke play before the top 24 players contest a six-hole match-play shootout format on the final day.

Matches tied after a six-hole shootout will be decided by a knockout hole.

If scores are still even after that hole, the winner will be decided by a closest-to-the-pin contest.

The World Super 6 Perth, co-sanctioned by the PGA Tour of Australasia and the European Tour, will be played at Lake Karrinyup from Feb. 16-19 next year.

Organisers hope they'll be able to attract some big-name stars to the unique tournament.