Category Archives: Australian Tour

Nov
23
2015

I normally might have ignored posting on the conclusion of the Australian Masters, but it’s pretty hard to justify glancing over Peter Senior’s victory at Huntingtale.

It also makes me chuckle because of a mundane occurrence on Thursday evening when I tuned into the second-round telecast. My boyfriend and I watched for way longer than I’d like to admit. During that time, my boyfriend kept asking “why they keep showing this old guy?” while critiquing his swing. I told him Senior was getting a lot of face time because he’s a big deal in Australia. My boyfriend really didn’t like Senior’s swing. But, hey, whatever works, right? I digress.

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Dec
1
2013
By Stephanie Wei under Australian Tour

You’ve read Part 1 and Part 2 of this series, and lastly, we have Part Rory.

Rory McIlroy overcame a four-shot deficit at the start of the final round to beat Adam Scott on the 72nd hole at Royal Sydney and win the Australian Open, his first victory in 2013. We spent the day with McIlroy last week in Las Vegas at TPC Summerlin, where Rory talked about getting dialed in with the latest equipment from Nike Golf, along with his increased performance since putting the new clubs and ball in his bag.

Here now, check out Rory talking about playing with the new RZN Black ball:

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Dec
1
2013
...And it's good!

For the win!

Rory McIlroy stood over a 12-footer for birdie on the 72nd hole of the Australian Open. You could feel the tension in the air (or even through the TV and the announcers’ voices) — Adam Scott had just bogeyed to drop to 17-under for the tournament and opened the door for McIlroy, who trailed by a shot heading into the final hole, to win in regulation, or at worst, likely, force a playoff.

McIlroy, who putted beautifully on Sunday, stroked the putt and there was never a doubt it was going in the hole, as the 24-year-old from Northern Ireland raised his arms in celebration, along with a deep sigh of relief. After all, it hadn’t been the smoothest time for Rory on- and- off- the course in 2013. But this win has salvaged an otherwise somewhat forgettable year.

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Nov
30
2013
Scotty and Rory face off in final round

Scotty and Rory face off in final round

Eighteen holes separate Adam Scott from capturing the Australian Open title and completing the coveted “Triple Crown.” The only player who poses a threat is two-time major champion Rory McIlroy, who is still winless this year.

After Scott posted a four-under 68 in the third round on Saturday, he took a four-shot lead over McIlroy, who struggled early in the round but rallied to shoot a two-under 70 and keep a bit of pressure on Scott for the final round. 

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Nov
17
2013
By Stephanie Wei under Australian Tour
The Kiss

The Kiss

It wasn’t the prettiest finish in the world, but Adam Scott, who just won last week’s Australian PGA, will take the win as he successfully defended his title at the Australian Masters. Scott led the field by five late in the front nine, but managed to let a sizzling Matt Kuchar get ahead of him by a stroke.

Scott made a mess of the par-3 14th and posted a double-bogey. With four holes to play, Kuchar seemed to be in cruise control, two clear of Scott — not so fast!

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Nov
17
2013
By Stephanie Wei under Australian Tour
Day

Day will still play for Oz

Australian Jason Day will represent his country at the World Cup of Golf in Melbourne, despite tragedy hitting his family with the loss of eight relatives, including his grandmother, six cousins and an uncle, due to the typhoon in the Philippines, according to The Australian:

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Nov
14
2013
Lyle on the first tee at Royal Melbourne

Lyle on the first tee at Royal Melbourne

As expected, the tears flowed down Jarrod Lyle’s face as he walked up to the first tee at Royal Melbourne to hit his opening drive at the Australian Masters. It didn’t matter where the ball went — just the fact that Lyle was present and able to play professional golf again — for the first time in 20 months — have been incredible feats in itself. 

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