We’ve had record numbers here at Aussie Golfer in 2014. Every year we have more and more fun with the site that sees more and more readers stopping by each year.
The year 2014 was a beauty with Rory McIlroy dominating world golf headlines winning two majors; The Open Championship and the US PGA Championship, as well as winning the WGC Bridgestone Invitational and the European Tour’s BMW Championship.
It was a great year for the Australians too. Six Aussies won on the US PGA Tour; Adam Scott, John Senden, Jason Day, Steven Bowditch, Matt Jones and Geoff Ogilvy. Other great Aussie performances included Karrie Webb’s dramatic Women’s Australian Open victory, Australia winning the Women’s World Amateur Team Championship and Anthony Murdaca winning the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship to book himself a spot at next year’s Masters Tournament.
On top of that we made sure you got a dose of more rules reminders, the odd golf tip and plenty of fun golf stuff from around the world.
Here are our 10 most popular stories from Aussie Golfer in 2014.
1. Rory McIlroy wins 2014 US PGA Championship
McIlroy’s fourth major victory won in the dark as players rushed to complete their final rounds after a bad weather delay. The final nine holes was some of the most enthralling golf of the year – not bad for the major often considered the lesser of the four.
2. Tiger Woods fluffs a chip shot, then he does it again
When Tiger Woods returned to the golf course at the Hero World Challenge in early December, no one quite expected this sort of performance around the greens from the 14-time major winner.
3. Tips for flying with golf clubs in Australia
A brief summary of the charges and tips for flying around Australia with golf clubs with most of the major Australian airlines.
4. Tiger snake wraps itself around a golf bag at Sanctuary Lakes
The Greg Norman designed golf course at Sanctuary Lakes in Melbourne is known to have a few slithery locals, but few of us knew they were quite this forward.
5. Marcel Siem gets luckiest bounce of the year to win a car
This truly was a remarkable bounce that resulted in an eagle for German golfer Marcel Siem – who was rewarded with a brand new car for the feat.
6. Five odd things that happened at the 2014 Masters
Bubba Watson won the green jacket but their was a bunch of weird stuff that happened along the way including McIlroy’s tee shot almost hitting Adam Scott, and that woman who was escorted from the course for running across the 10th green.
7. Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods appear on The Tonight Show
Jimmy Fallon is a major golf nut and he played a bit of ‘Facebreakers’ with Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods when they joined him on the show.
8. Indoor golf centre opens in Sydney CBD
An indoor golf centre opened up in Sydney’s CBD and by all reports it’s going great. It seems it’s exactly the sort of thing you time-poor Aussie Golfer readers are keen on hearing about.
10. Adam Scott imitates Ivor Robson at 2014 Open Championship
One of our favourite past-times is imitating Open Championship first tee announcer Ivor Robson. Who knew that Adam Scott could do an imitation as good as anyone?