Australian Golfing Champions

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Australia has produced a lot of world-class golfers, particularly on the men’s tour. Here are just a few of the players past and present that have enjoyed successful golfing careers.

Peter Thomson

Peter Thomson was well-known on the European golfing circuit in the 1950s and 60s, although he rarely played in the US. He was a four-time winner of the British Open in just eight years. Of the other four years, he was a runner-up twice. He then won the title again a few years later. In the 1980s he played on the senior’s tour, winning nine tournaments in 1985 alone. Of his time in Australasia, he won no less than 34 tournaments.

Greg Norman

One of the most famous names in golf, Greg Norman is just as well-known for defeats as he is for victories. He won no less than 20 tournaments on the PGA tour, and he won the British Open on two occasions. He was named as the tour’s Player of the Year in 1995, and for a number of years, he was considered to be the best player in the world. With his skill and talent, his contemporaries consider that he should have won a lot more often than he did, even though his career total is almost 90 tournament wins.

Adam Scott

Adam Scott enjoyed a successful career, but it took him a while to win his first major, something he did not get until the 2013 Masters. However, he has won a number of other tournaments and has played all over the world. In 2016 he won consecutive tournaments with the Honda Classic and the WGC Cadillac Championship. He won the Australian Open in 2009 and has regularly played in the Presidents Cup. He once reached No. 2 in the World Rankings and was once placed third on the USPGA money list.