Who won the Australian PGA championship this weekend?

by Guest6568  |  12 years, 9 month(s) ago

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Give you a clue - he took the Nedbank Challenge the week before, too -

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  1. amomipais82
    It's now 11 years since Western Australian Greg Chalmers tasted victory on home soil and while he has given himself a great chance to end that drought on Sunday at the PGA Championship, he knows it won't be easy with a host of big names in contention on a crowded leaderboard.

    Chalmers added a four-under 67 to earlier rounds of 68 and 70 to share second place on eight under with fellow Sandgroper Scott Strange, the pair just a shot adrift of three-time champion Robert Allenby.

    But lurking just one shot further adrift are defending champion Geoff Ogilvy, last-start Australian Open winner Adam Scott and rising Australian star Michael Sim, with 2006 Aussie Open winner John Senden also within three shots of the lead.

    "I'm aware of that (that it's been a long time since I've won) and unfortunately I have a lot of good players that keep showing up as is evident on the leaderboard right now," Chalmers said.

    "It looks like a who's who of Australian golf at the moment."

    The 36-year-old, who finished runner-up to world No.1 Tiger Woods at last month's Australian Masters at Kingston Heath, enjoyed his best season in several years in 2009, comfortably retaining his US PGA Tour card, and he believes that has helped immeasurably.

    "I haven't come home with my best stuff in the past to be honest," he added.

    "I've come home worn out (but) this year I have been buoyed by the confidence of a good year overseas so it is the first year in a long time that I have had a really nice year."

    "That takes a lot of stress off you and a lot of pressure off you and enables you to play free golf and there is a big difference between playing free and open than trying to make your card or make a cut."

    "I think that is a lot harder than dealing with leading a tournament sometimes."

    Looking forward to the final round when he hopes to 'be in position to deal with the stress and the pressure that goes with having the lead coming down the last few holes', Chalmers is expecting someone to shoot a low score, provided the weather is again mild.

    "I think if we get today's weather again, look out, the guys are going to make some birdies," Chalmers said.

    "I don't think you can get away without someone shooting five or six under, I would be very surprised if they didn't."

    "I thought it was out there today and I am surprised that someone didn't do it today."

    "I thought at four under through nine I had the opportunity but I boxed it up, I thought there was still somebody out there that was going to tear it up and if we get the wind though it is a different animal, it's a different course in the wind."

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