Australian Open Golf Betting
Australian Open Golf Betting - Sydney 2014
Australian Open Golf Betting
Contested over four days, 6th – 9th December, the 2014 Emirates Australian Open offered a $1,250,000 prize purse. In 2013, Rory McIlroy, from Northern Ireland, claimed victory after seeing of our hero Adam Scott. Can Scott get his own back and make it a home win in 2014? Bet on Australian Open Golf at sportsbet.com.au
Facts about the Australian Open Golf
- Open play had to be delayed on the final day of the Austrlain Golf Open in 2012 because of gale-force winds.
- 2012 winner Peter Senior became the oldest player ever to win the Australian Golf Open at the age of 53.
- The only European player to win is England’s Lee Westwood.
- In 2007, the open offered prize money totaling $1,750,000, the most in the tournament’s history. Not made considering the $110 entry fee!
- South African legend Gary Player won the Australian Open Golf a record seven times.
Played at the par 72, Royal Sydney Golf Club since 2010, the Australian Open Golf has been played on numerous courses and attracted various major sponsors throughout its 108- year history. Officially the Emirates Australian Open since 2011, when the airline was announced as the naming rights sponsor for three years, the event is the principal annual tournament on the PGA Tour of Australasia. Part of the elite “national opens” club, the Open is regarded as the world’s fifth Major and despite its relatively moderate offerings compared to other PGA and European Tour tournaments, the list of winners reads like a who’s who of golf’s greatest: Westwood, Senior, Watson, Nicklaus, Palmer, alongside Aussie champs: Appleby, Oglivy, Scott, Parry, Allanby, Lonard, and Greg “The Shark” Norman.
Played under stroke play format, the event involves four 18-hole rounds over four days. At the half-way mark (the conclusion of 36-holes) players who “make the cut” (lowest 60 scores plus ties) take to the fairways on day three.
Australia Open Golf 2012 Highlights
Winners of the Australian Open
Below are the previous winners of the Australian Open Golf.
|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|
South African legend Gary Player’s has a record seven Australian Open’s to his name. None more notable than his 1965 title, won with an impressive score card of 28 under par. Of the memorable performances, the perfect drives, impossible putts, here are the greatest Australian Open Golf moments of the modern era.
2011 – The Tiger Show
While Greg Chalmers emotional one shot, 13 under par victory last year was impressive, the 2011 event was memorable for the glitz and celebrity of star attraction Tiger Woods. The 2011 field was littered with international names – Bubba Watson, Fred Couples, John Daly – but none bigger than Woods. The former World Number 1’s appearance at Sydney was his first in 15 years and he gave fans a glimpse of the Tiger of old, finishing third. Despite the finest field in the history of the championship, it was Australia’s own Greg Chalmers who claimed the coveted trophy.
2008 – International Success
The 2008 event was won in spectacular fashion, a play-off determining South African Tim Clark the champion with a score card of 270. Contested that year at Royal Sydney, Clark defeated Australian Mathew Goggin on the first play-off hole and became the first international player to take the trophy off Australian soil since England’s Lee Westwood in 1997.
1999 – Baddeley Amateur Fairytale
Australian golfing sensation Aaron Baddeley made international headlines with his victory as an amateur in 1999. While not the first player to claim the silverware as an amateur, at 18 years, eight months and 11 days, he surpassed five-time Open champion Ivo Whitton’s 1912 record by becoming the youngest winner in the history of the event. The Victorian’s 274 aggregate score was enough to hold off World Number 3 Colin Montgomerie and his childhood hero Greg Norman. Proving it was not a fluke, Baddeley returned the following year to claim the trophy, and now a pro, the cheque!
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The Australian Golf Club
The 2014 Australian Open Golf will this year take place at The Australian Golf Club in Sydney, New South Wales. The course was founded in 1893, and has a length of 6,938 metres.