Name:Aaron John Baddeley
Born:March 17, 1981 in Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA.
Original/Home Club:Croydon GC at Yering Meadows (now called Yering Meadows GC), Melbourne, Aus.
Presidents Cup player (2011). Multiple wins on the Australasian and PGA Tours. Australasian Tour Order of Merit winner (2000/01).
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.
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
US Women's PGA Championship: located just outside Philadelphia, the famed Donald Ross layout of Aronimink Golf Club hosts the third women’s major championship of 2020 (Oct 8-11).
Scottish Open: first played in 1972, this year’s championship is again played on the Tom Doak-designed Renaissance Club course, which sits alongside mighty Muirfield in East Lothian (Oct 1-4).
Jim Furyk: in winning the Pure Insurance Championship at Pebble Beach Golf Links, “The Grinder” joined Arnold Palmer and Bruce Fleisher as the only players to win their first two starts on the PGA Tour Champions.
Georgia Hall: recorded her first win in an LPGA Tour event on American soil at this year’s Portland Classic, played at Columbia Edgewater Country Club … on the edge of the Columbia River.
Traigh Golf Course (pronounced "try", and meaning "beach" in Gaelic): You'll find this nine-hole seaside gem on the scenic coast road (as opposed to the more inland and quicker A830) between Arisaig and Morar. Although not on the well-beaten path of Scotland's "trophy" courses, if you are passing through this area, it's a must play.
Cullen Links Golf Club: "immensely scenic", "quirky as golf can get", "short!", "hugely enjoyable" ... Cullen Links attracts as wide a variety of comments as it lays down golfing challenges. Shoehorned into this 4,600 yard treasure trove are ten par-3s, seven par-4s and a good-length par-5. Here you'll find all the seaside scenery a golfer could ask for, and a lot more besides. Read More...
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