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Name: - Aaron John Baddeley
Country: - Australia / USA
Born : - Mar 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
Sponsor / Attachment: - MacGregor, Ecco.

Roll of Honour

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

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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 US 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

2016Men AmericaBarbasol ChampionshipRTJ Trail at Grand Natl266 (-18)$630,000
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].
2011Men AmericaLos Angeles OpenRiviera CC, Calif.272 (-12)$1,170,000
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].
2007Men Aus/NZAustralian MastersHuntingdale275 (-13)€164,170
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].
2007Men AmericaPhoenix OpenTPC Scottsdale263 (-21)$1,080,000
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].
2006Men AmericaHeritage ClassicHarbour Town269 (-15)$954,000
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].
2001Men Aus/NZGreg Norman Holden Intl.Lakes GC, Aus271 (-21)€223,600
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].
2001Men AwardsOrder of Merit - Aus TrA$662,125see Score
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].
2000Men Aus/NZAustralian OpenKingston Heath278 (-10)A$225,000
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].
1999Men Aus/NZAustralian OpenRoyal Sydney274 (-14)amateur
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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