David Graham talks about his 1977 Australian Open win and other career highlights: Golf Australia Podcast

 

TWO-TIME major champion David Graham is nearing the 40th anniversary of his 1977 Emirates Australian Open win at The Australian Golf Club in Sydney and with the 2017 event rapidly approaching this week gave a detailed interview about his Hall of Fame career.

Graham, now 71 and living in Texas, spoke to the team at the Golf Australia “Inside the Ropes” podcast saying he still had “vivid” memories of his win at a course of which he is still a member.

“I think it’s right up there,” he said of his victory 40 years ago. “I mean, to win any national championship is a great thrill. For me to have won at that particular time on that particular golf course with that quality of field … I could have, should have won more of them because I kept coming to Australia at the peak of my career. I don’t know why I didn’t play or win more, but that particular on was very significant in my career.”

In a fascinating wide ranging interview, Graham discussing a number of topics, including the glory days of Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player and Arnold Palmer competing in Australia, his famous final-round to win the 1981 US Open at Merion, and his relationship with Nicklaus.

The Australian Open takes place this year at The Australian Golf Club from November 23 to 26.

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Brian is a former Sydney journalist who didn’t have a skerrick of interest in golf till he hit his first ball at the age of 49 (and a half). Since then golf has just about overtaken his life. Brian founded Australian Senior Golfer in April 2008 and has since covered every Australian Open, Presidents Cups, World Cups and numerous other big men’s and women’s tournaments, spending days inside the ropes with the likes of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Tom Watson, Greg Norman, Adam Scott, Jason Day, Karrie Webb, and many others. He has also played in, and reported on, amateur tournaments, particularly senior and veteran events, around the country. Brian is a member of the Australian Golf Media Association.

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  1. Excellent!Caddied for David Graham at Kingston Heath when he really should have won the Australian Open there which was won by Peter Fowler.Also caddied for Hubert Green when he won at The Australian and again there for Ben Crenshaw when he finished runner up to Jack Nicklaus.Should you ever wish to do an interview,just contact me.Regards,Paul Stevens 0417776102

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