Australia

Stuart Appleby of Australia waits to play his fairway shot on the 5th hole during the second round of the 2009 Australian Open at New South Wales Golf Club on December 4, 2009 in Sydney, Australia.

Australia is a relatively new country but its golf pedigree is among the finest in the world. Evidence of golf here dates back to 1839 when the game was reported to have played in what is now the city of Sydney. The longest standing club in the country is The Australian Golf Club, but in the early 1900s more courses began to sprout up, including designs by Dr. Alister Mackenzie at 36-hole Royal Melbourne. It anchors the "Sandbelt" courses on the southern coast, a tour that is considered to be one of the most coveted in the world. In addition to 2019 Presidents Cup host Royal Melbourne, other notables are Commonwealth, Huntingdale, Kingston Heath, Metropolitan, Victoria and Yarra Yarra.

In Sydney, the golf is highlighted by the utmost scenic links, New South Wales, while up the eastern coastline, Queensland is home to a collection of popular resort areas with golf like Sanctuary Cove and Hamilton Island.

The country has produced a long list of champions. Peter Thomson won five Open Championships between 1954 and 1965. Greg Norman because an international superstare in the 1980s, winning two Opens as well as a collection of infamous near-misses in majors. Recent players including Adam Scott and Jason Day carry the torch for the country on the men's side. On the women's side, Jan Stephenson and Karrie Webb are among the most decorated.

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