Australians in 2009 Open Championship field

Australia and New Zealand have a total of 18 golfers in the British Open field this week but only a few of them will be any sort of chance to win the Claret Jug.

Greg Norman of course will be keenly watched but I’m have some reservations.

He’s had the same build up as he did last year but perhaps the expectations have gone up and I’m not so sure he can deliver again.

I’m really not sure Robert Allenby or Stuart Appleby can grab their first major. Their form has been ordinary this year. There have been some good signs from when Adam Scott and Geoff Ogilvy but it’s just hard to predict where these guys are at.

If I was going to have a bet, Richard Green and Rod Pampling will be good value. They’ve been excellent on the European and US PGA Tour’s respectively and could be in the hunt on the weekend.

And for the Kiwi readers out there:
What odds should Michael Campbell be at this weekend? Is 501-1 fair?

Australians in the British Open field
John Senden, Mat Goggin, Rod Pampling, Robert Allenby, Stuart Appleby, Daniel Gaunt, Richard Green, Greg Norman, Geoff Ogilvy, Terry Pilkadaris, Adam Scott, Tim Stewart, Michael Wright and Tim Wood.

Kiwi’s at the British Open
Mark Brown, Michael Campbell, Josh Geary, David Smail

2 thoughts on “Australians in 2009 Open Championship field

  • Great to see a Kiwi’s included within the commentary by Aussy Golfer. Apparently Sydney is the 3rd largest kiwi city.

    Josh Geary played very well on the Aussy tour last summer and is a great talent.

    Our best talent “Danny Lee ” (He is the youngest ever US Amateur Champion) didn’t make the Open as he went pro after the Masters and had his Open invite revoked. He has placed well in a couple of PGA tour events but it is still a shame he is not in.

    Cambo is in a bad space, I wouldn’t be surprised if he finds form later this year but he is a real confidence player and right now he has none.


  • Thanks for the update Herb. I’ve no doubt Danny Lee has a few British Open’s in him yet.


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