Who's who: Aaron Baddeley

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Who's who: Aaron Baddeley

  • Name:

    Aaron John Baddeley
  • Country:

    Australia
  • Born:

    March 17, 1981 in Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA.
  • Original/Home Club:

    Croydon GC at Yering Meadows (now called Yering Meadows GC), Melbourne, Aus.
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    2000

Roll of Honour

Presidents Cup player (2011). Multiple wins on the Australasian and PGA Tours. Australasian Tour Order of Merit winner (2000/01).

Did you know?

Born in the USA but brought up in Australia from the age of two, 'Badds' has dual US and Australian citizenship. In international golf tournaments he represents Australia.

In 1999 Baddeley became the first amateur since Bruce Devlin (1969) to win the Australian Open, as well as the youngest player ever to win this title. He successfully defended the title a year later as a professional. Since that time Baddeley has picked-up wins on the Australasian and PGA Tours, but many fewer than his early successes suggested. To a large extent he has been overshadowed by his similarly aged compatriot Adam Scott.

Top tournaments won by Aaron Baddeley

2016
America
266 (-18)
$630,000
Barbasol

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Baddeley, Aaron

Score

266 (-18)

Prize money

$630,000

Title sponsor

Barbasol

Played as the Barbasol Championship (July 14-17). Baddeley (Aus) beat Si Woo Kim (S Kor) with a birdie at the fourth playoff hole (par-4 18th). This was Baddeley's fourth PGA tour win and first in 5.5 years. [Lake course, RTJ Golf Trail at Grand National, Auburn/Opelika, AL].

2011
America
272 (-12)
$1,170,000
Northern Trust

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Baddeley, Aaron

Score

272 (-12)

Prize money

$1,170,000

Title sponsor

Northern Trust

Played as the Northern Trust Open (Feb 17-20). Second-placed Vijay Singh (Fiji) finished 2 shots behind Baddeley (Aus). [Riviera CC, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, CA].

2007
America
263 (-21)
$1,080,000
FBR

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Baddeley, Aaron

Score

263 (-21)

Prize money

$1,080,000

Title sponsor

FBR

Played as the FBR Open (Feb 1-4). Second-placed John Rollins (USA) finished 1 shot behind Baddeley (Aus), who birdied three of the last four holes to secure his second PGA Tour win. [Stadium course, TPC Scottsdale, Phoenix, AZ].

2007
Aus/NZ
275 (-13)
€164,170
MasterCard

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Baddeley, Aaron

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

€164,170

Title sponsor

MasterCard

Played as the MasterCard Masters (Nov 22-25; Aus/Eurpn Trs event; Eurpn Tr 2008 season). Baddeley (Aus; playing at his home club) beat Daniel Chopra (Swe) with a par at the fourth playoff hole. [Huntingdale GC, Oakleigh South, Melbourne].

2006
America
269 (-15)
$954,000
Verizon

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Baddeley, Aaron

Score

269 (-15)

Prize money

$954,000

Title sponsor

Verizon

Played as the Verizon Heritage (April 13-16). Second-placed Jim Furyk (USA) finished 1 shot behind first-time PGA Tour winner Baddeley (Aus). [Harbour Town Links, Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head, SC].

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Baddeley, Aaron

Score

271 (-21)

Prize money

€223,600

Title sponsor

Holden

Played as the Greg Norman Holden International (Feb 8-11; Aus/Eurpn Trs event). First-time European Tour win Aaron Baddeley (Aus) beat Sergio García (Esp) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [The Lakes GC, Sydney, Aus].

2001
Awards
A$662,125
see Score
Aus Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Baddeley, Aaron

Venue

Score

A$662,125

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

Aus Tr

Baddeley (Aus) won the PGA Tour of Australasia 2000/01 Order of Merit, with earnings of A$662,125 on the Tour. Peter Lonard (Aus) was second with A$579,387; Michael Campbell (NZ) was third with A$487,732. [Season: Oct 2000 to March 01].

2000
Aus/NZ
278 (-10)
A$225,000
Holden

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Baddeley, Aaron

Score

278 (-10)

Prize money

A$225,000

Title sponsor

Holden

Played as the Holden Australian Open (Nov 23-26). Second-placed Robert Allenby (Aus) finished 2 shots behind defending champion Baddeley (Aus). Having won this title in 1999 as an amateur, 19-year-old Baddeley successfully defended in only his second tournament as a professional. [Kingston Heath GC, Melbourne, Australia].

1999
Aus/NZ
274 (-14)
amateur
Holden

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Baddeley, Aaron

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

amateur

Title sponsor

Holden

Played as the Holden Australian Open (Nov 25-28). Second-placed Greg Norman (Aus) and Nick O'Hern (Aus) finished 2 shots behind 18-year-old Baddeley (Aus, amateur), the youngest ever Australian Open winner. [Royal Sydney GC, Rose Bay, Sydney, Aus].

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