Greg Norman couldn’t close out the Senior Open Championship on the weekend despite holding the third round lead. Marcus Fraser held the third round lead at the SAS Masters tournament in Sweden but couldn’t do enough to win the tournament. It was up to Nathan Green on the other side of the planet to come from a few shots back after three rounds to clinch the Canadian Open in a playoff against Retief Goosen.
It was Green’s first PGA Tour victory and as IBF put it: “It means that you belong now, it means that you’re a part of the PGA Tour”. There were some rough moments for Green who hit a cart path on the first playoff hole but managed to save par form a precarious position. Admittedly, Retief missed a few putts and looked shaky throughout the playoff but Nathan held on. All you have to do in a playoff is beat your opponent.
One out of three Aussies winning on the weekend ain’t bad. The Australian golfing tide is turning.