A new era for Australian golf

Monday, 11 April 2011
Jason Day
Jason Day

In what was an amazing finish to the 2011 Masters, Jason Day, Adam Scott and Geoff Ogilvy had thousands of sports fans glued to their televisions hoping that the Aussie hoodoo at August was finally about to be broken.

For years memories of Greg Norman’s nine top-six finishes at Augusta has left many wondering if a win in the US Masters was beyond our Australian pros.

But following a stellar performance by three of Australia’s most promising talents today’s result really begs the question - Are we finally on the verge of a post-Shark era for golf?

While Jason Day, Adam Scott and Geoff Ogilvy have all been on the cusp of greatness for the last few years, to date Geoff has captured the only Major, the 2006 US Open.

The next Major, the 2011 US Open, now lurks only a matter of two months away.

Will the trio go on with today’s result? Are we staring down the barrel of a fresh new era for Australian golf?

Tell us your thoughts below....

Posted by john at 15/04/2011 05:02 PM
I think these three are just the tip of the iceberg and we have a number of other potential major winners. I am continually surprised why a great iron player like Allenby cannot win over there. Appleby has gone close a couple of times. Young guns like Mark Leishman and Michael Sim have huge potential. Alistair Presnell, Andrew Buckle and Nick Flanagan are all show flashes of brilliance amd even seasoned pros like Nick O'Hern and John Senden could have their day. The PGA is notable as a major that often gets won by a lesser known name who just puts it all together on one magical week. Team Australia has far too much talent to go major-less much longer.
Posted by Graham at 14/04/2011 07:48 AM
Jason would of had the bookies tembling as sportsbet had him at 127:1 before the start. Yes I had $10 on him and enjoyed the excitement to see him come to within a whisker of winning
Posted by Matt at 11/04/2011 09:32 PM
Am so stoked that we had 3 Aussies in the the top 5. Made me proud and more hopeful of some big victories this year on the tour and a few majors too. Will be following the lads & others more closely this year. Good luck !
Posted by Andrew at 11/04/2011 11:36 AM
Jason Day has the toughness born from an under privledged upbringing.Scott has always been brilliant from tee to green and the new long stick may be the answer and Ogilvy is determined to be successful. Others are following close behind too. Imagine having these golfers packed on the leaderboard at the British Open at Royal St Georges.