Greg Chalmers claimed his second Australian Open to leave Tiger Woods without a victory in Sydney on Sunday. The left-handed Aussie ranked 215th in the world standings outplayed his compatriot John Senden by one shot, with Tiger Woods finishing third.
Chalmers played pretty spotless golf and turned in a three-under par 69 for a total of 13-under on 275. In the meantime, 92nd ranked John Senden overcame four bogeys in his first seven holes to finish in second spot with a par 72 and a total of 12-under 276, one shot clear of Woods.
Multiple time major champion Woods finished with 5-under 67 for 11-under 277 and let another victory slip away.
It is Chalmers’ second Australian Open title after claiming the win at Royal Adelaide in 1998. It is also only his third Australian PGA Tour victory along with two US Nationwide Tour wins.
Funny enough, Woods and Chalmers have already competed against each other in the Australian Masters but the result was quite different – Woods won that tournament and Chalmers secured the runner-up spot.
This victory is especially flattering as Chalmers claimed it over a star studded field, filled with US PGA Tour golfers who came to Australia for the Presidents Cup that will be staged at Royal Melbourne next week.