The win is not completely out of the blue. He has had a great summer beginning with a great finish at last year’s Singapore Open, second at the New Zealand Open two weeks ago and a Top 10 finish at the Moonah Classic last week.
Until last night, whenever I heard the name Andrew Dodt I was always thought, “Oh yes, that Australian golfer that looks like Gary Busey”. Sometimes I thought he looked more like his son, Jake Busey.
I won’t liken him to anyone any more after he won his first professional tournament, winning the Avantha Masters in New Dehli. The event is part of the European Tour and claiming the winner’s cheque opens up a multitude of doors for Dodt.
Dodt claimed the win under a lot of pressure coming from behind on the final nine holes. His bunker shot on the last hole was exquisite to birdie and win by a single shot.
Dodt has a few decisions to make now regarding his playing schedule for the year. there may even be a few movie goers who’ll see Gary Busey in his next movie and say “Hey, he looks like Andrew Dodt”.
Gary and Jake Busey
Andrew Dodt image courtesy of AP, Getty Images.