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Golf Australia Express : OTG Express 164
staggering 31 tournaments, seven majors and spent 261 weeks as the world No.1. The quality of the competition during Woods’ reign (and the fact that almost anyone could flick on their TV and watch it) means his dominance is usually held in higher regard than Byron Nelson’s 1945 season. That year Nelson won 18 of the 35 tournaments he entered, including 11 in a row and the year’s only major, the PGA Championship. Nitpickers will argue that the competition was weakened because of World War II, but a couple of blokes by the names of Sam Snead and Ben Hogan were certainly there. Not to be outshone too brightly, Hogan responded in 1948 when he won six PGA Tour tournaments in a row and 10 for the year, including two majors. Then there’s our own original world-beater, Greg Norman, whose many stints as golf’s No.1 ranked player included the 1995 season, when he finished inthetop10at14ofthe25PGAToureventshe contested, and won three of them between early June and late August. Now back to Day, whose list of results from his last eight events reads like this: 1, 12, 1, 1, 12, 1, 4, 9. In that time he’s pocketed about $10 million, with a very good chance he’ll be taking home another $14 million if he rolls his form into the Tour Championship and collects the FedEx Cup. It’s farcical that Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler, Henrik Stenson, Bubba Watson and a handful of other players are still in contention to win the Cup when you line their seasons up alongside Day’s, but that’s a debate for another time. More importantly, if Day does go on to win the Tour Championship, he might never be stopped. OTG NOT TO BE OUTSHONE, HOGAN RESPONDED IN 1948 WHEN HE WON SIX PGA TOUR EVENTS INAROWAND10FOR THE YEAR, INCLUDING TWO MAJORS. THE GREAT BYRON NELSON WENT ON AN INCREDIBLE HOT STREAK IN 1945, WINNING 18 OF 35 EVENTS. 1 NIGHT $149PP TWIN SHARE 2 NIGHTS TWIN SHARE $280PP 3 NIGHTS TWIN SHARE $349 PP ENJOY: Deluxe suite accomm Free wifi Free in-house movies Unlimited golf + cart for the duration of stay Daily buffet breakfast Day spa vouchers STAY& PLAY southern highlands (02) 4862 8600 gibraltarbowral.com.au
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