Davis decision paying dividends
Tuesday, 1 May 2012
Rodger Davis led his team to victory
One of Australia's most popular and accomplished touring professionals is having a fine time of it on the E-Z-GO PGA Legends Tour swing through South Australia.
Rodger Davis retired from the game completely a few years ago but told Sydney radio last week he made a return to the E-Z-GO PGA Legends Tour in 2012 “because of my weight”.
That decision is paying dividends with Davis winning three events from three starts in South Australia this week.
Davis shared the spoils at the Jacobs Creek Classic at Tanunda Pines last Tuesday with Tim Elliot and Garry Merrick after all three fired four under par 63s.
The 1987 British Open runner-up also shared first place with Mark Tickle three days later at the warrensymonsgolf.com.au Mt Lofty Legends Pro-am.
Yesterday, a one-under 71 was good enough for outright victory at the Gliderol Kooyonga Legends Pro-Am and Davis will now start favourite at the biggest event of the SA swing, the Swanbury Penglase SA Senior PGA Championship at Adelaide Shores.
He won't have it all his own way, though, with some of the country's best known players also in town for the main event of the eight tournament swing.
European Senior Tour player of the year in 2011 Peter Fowler will be joined by Mike Harwood and Wayne Grady for the event which runs over 36 holes and offers a purse of $20,000.