Date: January 22, 2019
Author: Andrew Frackowski, Our Sporting Life SA

A major boost for fired-up Olson

The 2018 LPGA season was a breakout year for Amy Olson, who’s headed back to the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open for a sixth time.

The 26-year-old American rocketed to 48th in the Rolex Rankings after being ranked 306th in the world just a year ago.

But more importantly, she comes on the back of some hard-won belief.

Last September, on the final day of the Evian Championship in France, Olson held at least a share of the lead through all but her final putt.

She had to settle for a tie for second after a double-bogey on the 18th, when a par would have secured her not only a major title but also her maiden LPGA victory.

But her Evian experience has Olson believing she can be a major champion.

“I learned that I have the game to win a major championship,” Olson said as she prepares to return to Adelaide.

“The fact that I came up one shot short in the end doesn’t change that belief. I was able to play four solid rounds of golf and I know that I left shots out there.

“I have the capability to be a major champion and it motivates me to continue working to give myself more chances.”

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