2018 Australian Open

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  • iBanestoiBanesto Niclas Fasth Members Posts: 4,418 ✭✭
    I like the free flowing swing of Ancer.
  • imakaveliimakaveli Moli Moli Moli Moli Tommy Tommy Tommy Tommy... Members Posts: 12,543 ✭✭
    Australia has too many good courses to have such small events. Pitty.
  • iBanestoiBanesto Niclas Fasth Members Posts: 4,418 ✭✭
    imakaveli wrote:


    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.
  • imakaveliimakaveli Moli Moli Moli Moli Tommy Tommy Tommy Tommy... Members Posts: 12,543 ✭✭
    iBanesto wrote:

    imakaveli wrote:


    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 image/sad.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':(' />
  • OutBackHackOutBackHack Members Posts: 902 ✭✭
    imakaveli wrote:

    iBanesto wrote:

    imakaveli wrote:


    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 image/sad.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':(' />




    That's the correct answer... Money, not distance.
  • MalvernMalvern Posts: 415 ✭✭
    edited Nov 17, 2018 #37
    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
  • Darth PutterDarth Putter Members Posts: 4,585 ✭✭
    imakaveli wrote:

    iBanesto wrote:

    imakaveli wrote:


    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 image/sad.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':(' />




    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.
    swing is irrelevant, score is everything

    just say NO.... to practice swings
  • Darth PutterDarth Putter Members Posts: 4,585 ✭✭
    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.
    swing is irrelevant, score is everything

    just say NO.... to practice swings
  • Holy MosesHoly Moses Members Posts: 10,444 ✭✭

    imakaveli wrote:

    iBanesto wrote:

    imakaveli wrote:


    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 image/sad.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':(' />




    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
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  • iBanestoiBanesto Niclas Fasth Members Posts: 4,418 ✭✭
    edited Nov 17, 2018 #41
    Holy Moses wrote:


    imakaveli wrote:

    iBanesto wrote:

    imakaveli wrote:


    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 image/sad.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':(' />




    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.
  • iBanestoiBanesto Niclas Fasth Members Posts: 4,418 ✭✭
    7 shot lead for Ancer right now.
  • DavethegolferDavethegolfer Members Posts: 358 ✭✭
    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??
  • fredstarfredstar Members Posts: 1,169 ✭✭
    Malvern wrote:


    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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  • Air23Air23 Members Posts: 41 ✭✭
    Unfortunately here in Australia we don't have the money to draw great fields.
  • noodle3872noodle3872 Chilliwack B.C. CanadaMembers Posts: 2,604 ✭✭
    edited Nov 18, 2018 #46


    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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  • MalvernMalvern Posts: 415 ✭✭
    fredstar wrote:

    Malvern wrote:


    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.
  • Darth PutterDarth Putter Members Posts: 4,585 ✭✭
    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.
    swing is irrelevant, score is everything

    just say NO.... to practice swings
  • iBanestoiBanesto Niclas Fasth Members Posts: 4,418 ✭✭
    Ancer definitely made it look ridiculously easy today.



    No one was there to challenge him at all.
  • Holy MosesHoly Moses Members Posts: 10,444 ✭✭
    One of the biggest wins that someone has had with Miura irons?
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  • Vardon GripVardon Grip Members Posts: 428 ✭✭
    Congrats to AA! Viva Mexico!
  • YuckYuck Fore! Members Posts: 2,446 ✭✭
    AA is impressing me. Nice to have a youngster who is not a bomber making his mark.
  • IVMIVM Posts: 454 ✭✭
    Congratulations to AA and well played and totally deserved .
  • Jordan SpeethJordan Speeth ClubWRX Posts: 1,084 ClubWRX
    edited Dec 2, 2018 #54
    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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