S??? African Gary Player won his seventh Australian Open Golf championship on Sunday (3 November).?
S??? African Gary Player won his seventh Australian Open Golf championship on Sunday (3 November). A large and enthusiastic crowd wst??? Player hold off Scotsman Norman Wood by three shots at Lake Karrin??? Golf Club.
It was a thrilling finish as Player's hooking threatened to lose him the match. After two holes, both of which he birdied, Player had extended his lead ??? as many as eight strokes from five -- his margin over Wood at the start ??? the final round. Nine holes later this margin had been reduced to a sin??? stroke. But at the 12th and 13th holes Player slammed back with co???ive birdies and the margin, was once again extended to four strokes. Eventually Player finished with a total of 277, eleven under par, to Wood ???280.
Pl???r wa enthusiastically applauded by the crowd when he said that he ???ed Australia and would return whenever invited.