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August 10, 2004

Rod Pampling wins the International

Rod Pampling's win at the International has broken an Australian record for most wins by Aussies on the PGA Tour in a single season. I was surprised by this. I thought for sure Greg Norman would have made this an untouchable record. Greg and Steve Elkington did have the record of 5 wins combined in a single season back in 1995. But this year there have already been 6 wins by Aussies out of the 33 tournaments. Aussies winning 18% of the events is impressive.

Here's the list of Australian's that have won on the PGA tour this year: Adam Scott has won twice, Stuart Appleby, Craig Parry, Mark Hensby and Rod Pampling have each won once. Obviously Greg and Steve did not have help from any other Aussies back in 1995, but I'd like to think they paved the way for this new round of Aussies coming up here and quietly dominating the PGA Tour.

Pretty soon they're going to start serving vegemite sandwiches at golf tournaments. I guess it's only appropriate that the Outback Steakhouse blimp is covering golf so much this year. Fire me up a Bloomin' Onion.

1 comment:

Dilletante said...

Australia may have the highest number of golf courses per person in the world. Pazza Parry is from my part of the world and still makes a lot of appearances on the courses.

And Outback is not particularly Australian. I never ate a deep fried onion until I went to a Lonestar Steakhouse which is apparently some sort of Texan cuisine. The one thing we can agree on is that grilled meats rock.

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