The PGA of Australasia is set to announce on Monday that the time-honoured tournament will remain at the RACV Royal Pines Resort from 2018-2020. The tournament has enjoyed five building years on the Gold Coast since moving from Coolum at the end of 2012 and the current deal expired this year. Sergio Garcia signing autographs at Royal Pines. Picture: Mike BatterhamSource:News Corp Australia The new agreement reached between the PGA, Royal Pines and Tourism and Events Queensland is a big win for all parties. The golf course has had $10 million-plus worth of improvements since the PGA came to town while the resort’s top-notch facilities were also upgraded. The arrival of reigning US Masters champion Sergio Garcia meant crowds, corporate interest and the general economic buzz was up around 40 per cent on the previous year. The introduction of $25 day tickets was also a major victory. LEGEND: ‘Cam shouted the club all night’ THRILLER: Smith silences heckler to win PGA title The chase for a marquee name for the 2018 event has already begun with PGA officials making contact with player managers. Securing Garcia was a masterstroke. He finished six-under for the tournament after a two-over 74 on Sunday but looked visibly ill. He had headaches and appeared to be suffering in the humid conditions, carrying an umbrella to protect him from the sun. A smiling Sergio Garcia in action on the final day.Source:AAP Some professionals may have even withdrawn from the final round. But Garcia still signed hundreds of autographs after emerging from the scorers hut and fulfilled his commitments as a drawcard to a tee. His five-under 67 on Thursday lit up the tournament and his off-course duties promoted the event globally. American Harold Varner III won the event in 2016 after losing the 2015 play-off and finished outright sixth at 12-under this year. He will be back in 2018 and is set to include the Australian Open in his schedule as well. “I will come back. I was going to come whether I had my PGA Tour card or not. I enjoy coming down here, I think you should go to places where you play well. You don’t play well all the time so when you get the opportunity and feel good at a place,