Scott no longer a stranger

Scott Strange was the one bright spark for Australia on the Euro Tour last year and has continued his emergence as one of Australia’s leading golfers by winning the Volvo China Open. He won by one shot, coming from the chasing pack on the back nine and carved out a nice final round 68. He won a gold jacket for his troubles and also a berth in the year ending Volvo World Matchplay for only 16 golfers and a prize packet of US$5 million.

Strange, hailing from Western Australia won his first Euro title last year in Wales. It was an emotional win then after his sister had passed away from breast cancer a few weeks earlier. This win was no less emotional as Strange, an ambassador for the National Breast Cancer Foundation, again mentioned his sister at the presentation.

He has been flying under the world and Australian golf radar, despite his Wales Open win and playing good golf in Australia late last year. Perhaps he may now get a little more recognition. He was stoked to win and will be even happier when he finds out the answer to a question he asked reporters as he lifted the trophy:

“Anyone know the footy score?”

I’m assuming he was referring to the Eagles. They won in a big upset win over the Bulldogs. Someone let Scott know please.

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