Tour Insider: #AusOpenGolf


There are so many internationals and great local hopes that picking the winner will be a challenge but I think I might have the winner in my list of five.

I thought I was going to pinch it last week at the AVJennings NSW Open with Min Woo Lee but valiantly he fell just short.

However, there could not have been a more deserving winner in Josh Younger who I know is one of the best blokes going around.

As Tour Insider I’m looking forward to the Emirates Australian Open this week as it’s one of the deepest fields we have had in years.

There are so many internationals and great local hopes that picking the winner will be a challenge but I think I might have the winner in my list of five.

Without further delay, here are the Tour Insider’s selections for the #AusOpenGolf at The Australian Golf Club.

PAUL CASEY
Taking into account the long Australian Golf Club layout I can’t go past Paul Casey as a selection. Known for his ball striking and after another good year I’ll be shocked if he isn’t in the hunt. I did watch him go through the gears on the range and immediately knew he wasn’t here to make the numbers up. He’s here to win.


RYAN FOX
Inside sources say he has set winning the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia Order of Merit as a goal for 2019 and to do so he must play well here. He hits it miles and most of the cross bunkers protecting the fairways aren’t even a thought for the big Kiwi. A few rumours also flying around he has eaten the players lounge out of food so like a good racehorse if they are eating well they are healthy.


ROD PAMPLING
I have to pick Rod this week just because his record at the Australian is too good not to. He finished second in 2014, shot the course record 61 in 2015 on his way to fourth place and many years back nearly won one. There is something about the course he must love and for that I’m going to back him to swing his form around.


CAM DAVIS
After a quiet first year on the PGA TOUR Cam managed to get his card back through the playoff system and comes back to where it all started. At the scene of his biggest win on tour yet, the vibes have to be good. He clearly has the game and nothing would be better than to see him win two in three years.


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