Australian Open Golf Betting
26th November - 29th November 2015
Australian Open Golf
The Australian Golf Club | Sydney | Par 72 | Stroke Play| $1,250,000Thursday, 26th November 2015
The Australian Open is the pinnacle (pun intended) of golf in Australia and is held in the highest esteem by sports fans across the country. Over the course (pun intended) of its 100-plus year history, the Open has been contested and won not only by Australia's, but some of the world's greatest golfers of all time, including three of the game's five immortals: Gene Sarazan, Gary Player and 'The Golden Bear' Jack Nicklaus.
More recently the tournament has been taken out by young guns Rory McIlroy and Jordan Speith, both of whom did it while ranked number one in the world, which says everything about the Open's ability to attract top class international talent. And while it mightn't be one of the official 'majors', plenty of player in the past, including Nick Faldo and Jack Nicklaus have considered it an unofficial fifth major championship. Arguably Australia's greatest ever golfer, 'The Great White Shark' Greg Norman won the Stonehaven Cup five times.
Winners of the Australian Open
Below are the previous winners of the Australian Open Golf.
|2014||Jordan Spieth||USA||The Australian Golf Club, Sydney|
|2013||Rory McIlroy||Northern Ireland||The Royal Sydney Golf Club|
|2012||Peter Senior||Australia||The Lakes Golf Club|
|2011||Greg Chalmers||Australia||The Lakes Golf Club|
|2010||Geoff Ogilvy||Australia||The Lakes Golf Club|
|2009||Adam Scott||Australia||New South Wales Golf Club|
|2008||Tim Clark||South Africa||Royal Sydney Golf Club|
|2007||Craig Parry||Australia||The Australian Golf Club|
|2006||John Senden||Australia||Royal Sydney Golf Club|
|2005||Robert Allenby||Australia||Moonah Links|
|2004||Peter Lonard||Australia||The Australian Golf Club|
|2003||Peter Lonard||Australia||Moonah Links|
|2002||Stephen Allan||Australia||Victoria Golf Club|
|2001||Stuart Appleby||Australia||The Grand Golf Club|
|2000||Aaron Baddeley||Australia||Kingston Heath Golf Club|
Australian Open Fast Facts
Facts about the Australian Open Golf
- In 2009, Queenslander Adam Scott lifted the Stonehaven Cup for the first time, presented to him by his childhood hero, Greg Norman. We wonder if he asked for a ride on his boat.
- The Champion gets their name engraved on original Stonehaven Cup, which remains in the Golf Australia Museum, and a gold medal. The champion also holds a replica Stonehaven Cup for one year.
- The prize money for 2015’s Open is set at $1.75 million.