Chalmers wins Australian PGA

2014-12-14 10:34
Greg Chalmers (AFP)

Gold Coast - Australia's Greg Chalmers won the Australian PGA Championship following a dramatic seven-hole playoff against world No.3 Adam Scott on the Gold Coast on Sunday.

Scott had four opportunities to successfully defend his title with birdie putts during the marathon playoff at Royal Pines but failed to convert them.

When he then missed a four-foot putt for par on the seventh playoff hole, it allowed Dallas-based Chalmers to seal the win with a near tap-in.

"Just phenomenal, I'm worn out," two-time Australian Open champion Chalmers said.

"I was all over the place... really excited and thrilled."

The playoff, the longest in history for a tier one tournament in Australia, started with three players after Scott, Chalmers and another Australian Wade Ormsby finished level on 11-under.

Left-hander Chalmers won his first Australian PGA Championship in 2011, also following a three-way playoff.

Ormsby forced his way into the sudden death shoot-out with a long putt on the 18th hole to complete a one-under 71 fourth round.

He had a brilliant chance to win the title on the second playoff hole but missed a putt of just four and a half feet.

On the third playoff hole, Ormsby's brave bid for a second professional win faded as he went wide on his approach and his rivals both made birdie.

Chalmers's putting proved the difference after he had nailed eight birdies during his final round to post a tournament low eight-under-par 64 to surge to the top of the leaderboard.

Scott regularly failed to sink birdie putts and was made to pay for his profligacy. But he said it was his approach shots to the green that weren't good enough.

"I didn't hit it close enough today to the hole," he said.

"It wasn't like I missed 10 footers today all day long.

"When you hit it outside 25 feet, there is almost the same chance you are going to three putt as two putt on tour. You have to hit it closer," he added.

Read more on:    adam scott  |  golf

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Live scoring

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Who will win the 2016 edition of the Ryder Cup?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.