Can an Aussie really win?

by John Botha on
Robert Allenby - aiming to become the first player from 'Down Under' to win the Nedbank Golf Challenge

Robert Allenby - aiming to become the first player from 'Down Under' to win the Nedbank Golf Challenge

As the second day of the 2009 Nedbank Golf Challenge got underway, the question posed by golf fans is: “can an Australian win this event?

Robert Allenby, who holds a one stroke lead after the rain-interrupted first round, is certainly confident of becoming the first player from ‘Down Under’ to claim the title. After being quizzed by journalists after his round of 68, a bemused Allenby, perhaps a little peeved at being asked whether he thought he could win, pointed out the fact that he had the credentials. “I have won 20 tournaments around the world,” he said. “I definitely know how to win.”

The first Australian player to compete in the Nedbank Golf Challenge was Greg Norman (1982), and since then the likes of David Graham, Steve Elkington, Craig Parry and Stuart Appleby have tried, but failed to lift the crystal trophy in Sun City.

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