Date: October 03, 2017
Author: Golf Australia

8 weeks to #AusOpenGolf: David Graham

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Australia's two-time major champion David Graham rates his 1977 Emirates Australian Open win as one of the highlights of his career as he reaches the 40-year anniversary of his triumph at The Australian.

Graham, a World Golf Hall of Fame member and one of this country's finest-ever players, said he still had "vivid" memories of his win at a course of which he is still a member.

Graham, now 71 and living in Texas, returned for the celebrations for the 100th playing of the Open at The Australian in 2015.

"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.''

He gave a wide-ranging and fascinating interview to the Inside The Ropes podcast recently, discussing his amazing switch from a left-handed to right-handed player as a trainee professional at  Riversdale Golf Club in Melbourne, his famous final-round to win the 1981 US Open at Merion, and his relationship with the great Jack Nicklaus.

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