AUSTRIA’s top-earning sportsman won the World Golf Championship, and the first ever women’s event at a major in Australia.
In a tie for the lead, world number one Bubba Watson led his Australian Open qualifying team to a victory over Japan’s Shigeru Matsuyama.
Watson, who made the Australian Open debut in 2015, said he was delighted with the results of the competition he is hosting.
He said he would “never give up” the championship.
“I’m going to win it.
I’m going into this tournament as the favourite,” Watson told ABC Radio Melbourne.
I think I’m confident, and that’s something I’ve never been more confident in.””
So I think it’s a massive confidence boost for me.
I think I’m confident, and that’s something I’ve never been more confident in.”
Australia is a great place to compete.
It’s a great atmosphere, there’s so many people, the crowds are unbelievable, the facilities are fantastic.
“The people in the audience are really supportive, they want to see me succeed, they know what I’m capable of.”
I’ve played a lot of tournaments here over the years, and I’m not really disappointed with the performance.
I’ve played in front of crowds like this in Australia, and there’s a good sense of community there.
“As the number one ranked player, I think the world will take notice of the way I play. “
“That’s why I’m so proud of myself, and also proud of my teammates and coaches.””
They’re all really strong and they’re going to keep me going, I’ve got to keep winning.” “
That’s why I’m so proud of myself, and also proud of my teammates and coaches.”
They’re all really strong and they’re going to keep me going, I’ve got to keep winning.
“Watson, 27, won his second title in three years at the Australian Tour, following his first victory in 2014.
Matsuyami, 22, became the first Japanese to win at a world golf championship.
The tournament has a record of 22 events, with the last two reaching the final.
Watson had led by three points in the first round of play.
Matsutani finished behind the Australian team after losing in the second round to Rory McIlroy.
McIlrie finished with a 3-under 67.
Watson’s third title at the tournament was also his first since 2015, when he won the U.S. Open and a U.K. Open.
The Australian Open was held in Melbourne’s Maroochydore Golf Club from October 1-6.
Watson also had a career-best performance in the quarterfinals, taking the lead at four-under on Sunday.
“To be able to win this tournament, and then to win two more in the same event, it was fantastic to be part of that. “
He has shown his ability to be a consistent winner,” Watson said.
The weather was fantastic, the players were really good and they were really motivated. “
We had a good tournament in Melbourne.
The weather was fantastic, the players were really good and they were really motivated.
I felt very confident.”
Watson will now face former U.A. champion McIlririe on Wednesday at the Auld Reekie Classic in England, where Watson was seeded second.
The event is a U-turn for Watson, a UB ranked player who will return to Australia for the first time since 2014 after a four-year hiatus.
Watson is now only the second Australian to win a major title in a year after Phil Mickelson in 2010.
The other is Australian Open champion Jason Day in 2010, who won the event in his first year back in the sport.