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2018 Australian Open


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#31 Snowm4n

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Posted 17 November 2018 - 12:23 AM

Interesting read from aussiegolfer on history of the Aus open. http://aussiegolfer....s-54-years-ago/

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Posted 17 November 2018 - 12:25 AM

I like the free flowing swing of Ancer.

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Posted 17 November 2018 - 07:07 AM

Australia has too many good courses to have such small events. Pitty.

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Posted 17 November 2018 - 07:19 AM

View Postimakaveli, on 17 November 2018 - 07:07 AM, said:

Australia has too many good courses to have such small events. Pitty.

I think the "it is too far to travel" is still the main excuse for lack of major names in Australia.

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Posted 17 November 2018 - 07:48 AM

View PostiBanesto, on 17 November 2018 - 07:19 AM, said:

View Postimakaveli, on 17 November 2018 - 07:07 AM, said:

Australia has too many good courses to have such small events. Pitty.

I think the "it is too far to travel" is still the main excuse for lack of major names in Australia.

Look at the tennis, how awesome would it be to have something similar :(


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Posted 17 November 2018 - 09:30 AM

View Postimakaveli, on 17 November 2018 - 07:48 AM, said:

View PostiBanesto, on 17 November 2018 - 07:19 AM, said:

View Postimakaveli, on 17 November 2018 - 07:07 AM, said:

Australia has too many good courses to have such small events. Pitty.

I think the "it is too far to travel" is still the main excuse for lack of major names in Australia.

Look at the tennis, how awesome would it be to have something similar :(

That's the correct answer... Money, not distance.

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Posted 17 November 2018 - 03:43 PM

Rob Williamson@bobhead2319

I haven’t heard one person yell “get in the hole” or “ bubbaboui” at the Australian Open. It’s been great to watch. @GeoffShac @chambleebrandel @bhughesgolf @Rod_Morri

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Because if they did it in Australia the guy next to them
would tell him he was a wanker & probably slap him- do it at a PGA event
and people high five you

Edited by Malvern, 17 November 2018 - 03:44 PM.


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Posted 17 November 2018 - 04:12 PM

View Postimakaveli, on 17 November 2018 - 07:48 AM, said:

View PostiBanesto, on 17 November 2018 - 07:19 AM, said:

View Postimakaveli, on 17 November 2018 - 07:07 AM, said:

Australia has too many good courses to have such small events. Pitty.

I think the "it is too far to travel" is still the main excuse for lack of major names in Australia.

Look at the tennis, how awesome would it be to have something similar :(

Even though it was a major, the Australian Open tennis tournament had weak fields for much of the 1970s and 1980s.

Meanwhile, the golf Australian Open was considered to be on the tier just below the majors and had top players show up every year.



It has the history, it has the prestige, it has more OWGR points than any other tournament on that tour and it's a qualifier for the British Open. It needs a date away from the Race to Dubai finish and the Dunlop Phoenix and the top Australian players to show up. Most importantly of course, it needs a lot more money. Making it a Rolex Series event on the European Tour might be its best shot.
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Posted 17 November 2018 - 04:17 PM

As for this year's event.

Abraham Ancer is already in uncharted territory for a Mexican golfer and has a big lead. As an international player, a win here might get him into The Masters even if he doesn't meet any other qualifications.
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Posted 17 November 2018 - 04:47 PM

View PostDarth Putter, on 17 November 2018 - 04:12 PM, said:

View Postimakaveli, on 17 November 2018 - 07:48 AM, said:

View PostiBanesto, on 17 November 2018 - 07:19 AM, said:

View Postimakaveli, on 17 November 2018 - 07:07 AM, said:

Australia has too many good courses to have such small events. Pitty.

I think the "it is too far to travel" is still the main excuse for lack of major names in Australia.

Look at the tennis, how awesome would it be to have something similar :(

Even though it was a major, the Australian Open tennis tournament had weak fields for much of the 1970s and 1980s.

Meanwhile, the golf Australian Open was considered to be on the tier just below the majors and had top players show up every year.



It has the history, it has the prestige, it has more OWGR points than any other tournament on that tour and it's a qualifier for the British Open. It needs a date away from the Race to Dubai finish and the Dunlop Phoenix and the top Australian players to show up. Most importantly of course, it needs a lot more money. Making it a Rolex Series event on the European Tour might be its best shot.

Its not usually on this week in the calendar I believe

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#41 iBanesto

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Posted 17 November 2018 - 08:58 PM

View PostHoly Moses, on 17 November 2018 - 04:47 PM, said:

View PostDarth Putter, on 17 November 2018 - 04:12 PM, said:

View Postimakaveli, on 17 November 2018 - 07:48 AM, said:

View PostiBanesto, on 17 November 2018 - 07:19 AM, said:

View Postimakaveli, on 17 November 2018 - 07:07 AM, said:

Australia has too many good courses to have such small events. Pitty.

I think the "it is too far to travel" is still the main excuse for lack of major names in Australia.

Look at the tennis, how awesome would it be to have something similar :(

Even though it was a major, the Australian Open tennis tournament had weak fields for much of the 1970s and 1980s.

Meanwhile, the golf Australian Open was considered to be on the tier just below the majors and had top players show up every year.



It has the history, it has the prestige, it has more OWGR points than any other tournament on that tour and it's a qualifier for the British Open. It needs a date away from the Race to Dubai finish and the Dunlop Phoenix and the top Australian players to show up. Most importantly of course, it needs a lot more money. Making it a Rolex Series event on the European Tour might be its best shot.

It's not usually on this week in the calendar I believe

By the mid 80's the Australian Open for tennis became more respected by the top players. It has the advantage over its golf equivalent in that it is a grand slam and the prize money is one of the largest on tour.

Bjorn Borg only played the Australian Open once and didn't even bother with it when he was at the top.

Edited by iBanesto, 17 November 2018 - 09:00 PM.


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Posted 17 November 2018 - 09:10 PM

7 shot lead for Ancer right now.

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Posted 17 November 2018 - 10:10 PM

Does anyone know what putter Ancer is using this week? Looks like some kind of wide body Anser style, double shaft, with sole weights. May a custome Artisan? What do you guys know??

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Posted 17 November 2018 - 11:08 PM

View PostMalvern, on 17 November 2018 - 03:43 PM, said:

Rob Williamson@bobhead2319

I haven’t heard one person yell “get in the hole” or “ bubbaboui” at the Australian Open. It’s been great to watch. @GeoffShac @chambleebrandel @bhughesgolf @Rod_Morri

Bradley Hughes@bhughesgolf


Because if they did it in Australia the guy next to them
would tell him he was a wanker & probably slap him- do it at a PGA event
and people high five you

Except for about 5 morons on 9 tee that all screamed it today.
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Posted 17 November 2018 - 11:41 PM

Unfortunately here in Australia we don't have the money to draw great fields.


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Posted 18 November 2018 - 01:02 AM

View PostDavethegolfer, on 17 November 2018 - 10:10 PM, said:

Does anyone know what putter Ancer is using this week? Looks like some kind of wide body Anser style, double shaft, with sole weights. May a custome Artisan? What do you guys know??

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Posted 18 November 2018 - 01:07 AM

View Postfredstar, on 17 November 2018 - 11:08 PM, said:

View PostMalvern, on 17 November 2018 - 03:43 PM, said:

Rob Williamson@bobhead2319

I haven’t heard one person yell “get in the hole” or “ bubbaboui” at the Australian Open. It’s been great to watch. @GeoffShac @chambleebrandel @bhughesgolf @Rod_Morri

Bradley Hughes@bhughesgolf


Because if they did it in Australia the guy next to them
would tell him he was a wanker & probably slap him- do it at a PGA event
and people high five you

Except for about 5 morons on 9 tee that all screamed it today.

Get down there and throw a few Fred, no court will convict you.

Superb play all day from Abraham Ancer including a couple of darts with what I presume was a 4 iron on 16 and 18.

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Posted 18 November 2018 - 01:29 AM

Abraham Ancer cruises to a five shot win and also gets a spot in the British Open.

Dimi Papadatos and Jake McLeod are off to Royal Portrush as well.

Four amateurs wound up in the Top 20.

Ancer has had five Top 10s in his last 12 PGA Tour events and this is by far the biggest win of his career.
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Posted 18 November 2018 - 01:34 AM

Ancer definitely made it look ridiculously easy today.

No one was there to challenge him at all.

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Posted 18 November 2018 - 05:00 AM

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Posted 18 November 2018 - 07:39 PM

Congrats to AA!   Viva Mexico!

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Posted 18 November 2018 - 07:48 PM

AA is impressing me.  Nice to have a youngster who is not a bomber making his mark.

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Posted 18 November 2018 - 08:00 PM

Congratulations to AA and well played and totally deserved .

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Posted 02 December 2018 - 01:05 AM

This was an impressive win for Cam Smith.  The kid's a killer with ice water in his veins.  I see him with a couple of majors before he's done.  He is one cool cat with a Seve-like short game and he plays best when the pressure's on.  His girlfriend plays on the Symetra Tour.  That should be interesting.  Impressive indeed.

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