A stunning end to a big month of Australian golf left golf fans in disbelief as Rory McIlroy snatched victory from Adam Scott at the final hole.
An incredible, unexpected finish to the 2013 Australian Open had everyone a little frazzled yesterday. It had journalists frantically re-writing their pieces for the Monday papers and Australian golf fans shaking their heads.
Scott looked for all money like the next Australian Open champion as he stuck his tee shot to eight feet at the difficult par-3 17th hole.
Adam Scott takes a four shot lead into the final round of the 2013 Emirates Australian Open.
If there was any doubt that Australian golf had returned to the glory days of the 80′s and 90′s, when Greg Norman used to command the fairways, they were put to rest today as thousands of people flocked to Royal Sydney to watch the marquee pairing of Rory McIlroy and Adam Scott.
2013 Australian Open Scores Round 3
-16 Adam Scott
-12 Rory McIlroy
-8 Matt Jones
-8 Richard Green
-8 Max McCardle
And the good news is we can all do it again tomorrow.
We’re on a roll here at Aussie Golfer. Club Whizz is the second great Aussie golf product to cross our desk in a month.
There are plenty of club cleaning products on the market and if you’re on the right golf course they are provided for you, but few incorporate them so innovatively into your golf buggy as the Club Whizz.
The Club Whizz fits onto the wheel of your golf buggy wheel and uses its rotation to provide a place to clean your golf club as you walk to the next shot.
Now you can look further than your own backyard for great golf shirts.
On the few occasions I’ve been lucky enough to visit the UK and Europe I’ve always been amazed at the number of golf brands we just don’t see in Australia. Gone are the days when the only golf shirts available for you to purchase were the ones at the club pro shop. Thanks to the internet, we have access to many of these European brands with many now offering international shipping for their products.
Aussie Golfer road tested the new HEX series golf balls from Callaway.
Callaway sent some of their new HEX Chrome and HEX Black Tour golf balls to Aussie Golfer a few weeks ago. So for what it is worth, here is what I thought of them after giving them a bash out on the fairways.
The HEX Chrome is is a 3-piece golf ball, marketed towards a wide range of golfers with a soft feel cover that helps when you want spin with your irons and wedges.
There was a hige buzz around Royal Sydney today for the third round of the 2013 Australian Open.
I spent much of the day just lapping up the atmosphere, not just around the majestic pairing of Adam Scott and Rory McIlroy but in all other parts of the golf course that was just brimming with golf fans.
Here are a few (random) shots I took on what was a spectacular day.
Looks like the hybrid is the club of choice for the one club challenge these days.
Bubba Watson turned up to Pelican Hill Golf Club in California last month to play a round of golf with a few mates. He arrived a little light on golf equipment though, taking to the course with just three balls and a 20-degree hybrid golf club.
Watson completed the one club challenge in just 81 strokes!
The Europeans take on the Atlantis Challenge, with a guest appearance from a swimsuit edition of Ian Poulter.
These sorts of crazy golf stunts are coming through thick and fast these days and despite their prevalence, we still love them.
Lee Westwood does too and he, Henrik Stenson, Justin Rose and Martin Kaymer took to the roof of the Atlantis Dubai Hotel and hit golf balls towards a floating green below.
This simple golf course brings with it loads of fun and incredible views.
The Gerringong Golf Club lies on a stretch of road joining the towns of Gerringong and Gerroa. If you’re a golfer and you’ve ever taken this road, you must remember the course. Placed in an open valley that stretches down to the ocean, it’s quite a sight. Supreme real estate and a gorgeous place to hit the golf ball around.
Nestled right at the base of the Blue Mountains about an hours drive west of Sydney is the Glenmore Heritage Valley golf course. This relatively unknown golf course is a little gem.
Redeveloped in 1993, the Glenmore Heritage Valley golf course occupies the lowlands of the homestead clubhouse which sits atop the central hill. It has done so since it was originally built as a residence for the land owners back in 1824 and you can certainly feel the history that the club has managed to maintain ever since.
There was plenty to look forward to on a weekend in late November last year with a few mates meeting up in the Hunter Valley. One of the highlights was the game of golf at the Greg Norman designed Vintage Golf Course. Service in the pro shop and club house wasn’t bad for the money paid (think it was about $110 but always remember to try golflink or iseekgolf for cheaper deals).
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Adam Scott leads Rory McIlroy by two shots going into the weekend at the Australian Open.
It has turned into another golf promoters dream at Royal Sydney with Adam Scott and Rory McIlroy to be paired together for the third round of the 2013 Emirates Australian Open.
In wet conditions, McIlroy went out early shot a 7-under par round which included 10 birdies to finish at 10-under for the tournament and in outright second place.
Rory McIlroy has put the pressure on Adam Scott by carding a 7-under second round 65 at the 2013 Emirates Australian Open.
Feel like going low? Interested in shooting 10-under par? This may help.
Adam Scott has come racing out of the blocks at the 2013 Australian Open, firing a 10-under par 62 – smashing the previous course record of 65 by three shots.
Jason Day and Kevin Streelman both shot 2-under par opening rounds but they paled into insignificance compared to their playing partner Scott’s majestic round of golf. Many in the media are comparing the excitement that Scott has brought to Australian golf to the glory days when The Great White Shark was smashing course records and winning everything.
Adam Scott shot an opening round, course record 10-under par 62 at Royal Sydney today to take the early lead at the 2013 Australian Open.
The 2013 Australian Open arrives at Royal Sydney Golf Club this week to complete what has been a big month of Australian golf.
2013 Australian Open Live Scores
There are some great scenarios to ponder ahead of this week’s Australian Open at Royal Sydney.
Adam Scott is aiming to join Robert Allenby as the only player to achieve the ‘triple-crown’ by adding the Australian Open to his Australian Masters and Australian PGA Championship trophies.
Rory McIlroy is in Australia and went to the première or Anchorman 2.
Australian Open TV will be featuring lots of behind the scenes video from the 2013 Emirates Australian Open this week. Hosted by Andy Maher and Bree Laughlin, they tee off today with an interview with Rory McIlroy under the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
McIlroy is in town to play in his first ever Australian Open and hoping for a good result in what has been an ordinary year for the 24-year-old Northern Irishman. McIlroy flew to Sydney on the same flight as Will Ferrell who appeared as his alter-ego Ron Burgundy at last night’s Australian première of Anchorman 2.