Date: March 09, 2016
Author: Bernie McGuire, Doral, Florida

Aussies atop global golf mountain

Aussies rule the golf world – you just can’t argue with the numbers.

Adam Scott's second US PGA Tour triumph in as many weeks has made it nine wins for Australians on four different continents in the past seven months.

Jason Day, the most recent player before Scott on the PGA Tour to win back-to-back, kicked off an incredible run of Australian success, capturing a first major with victory in the US PGA Championship and in his next event he lifted the Barclays Championship trophy.

Veteran Scott Hend won the Asian Tour’s Macao Open in October to keep the ball rolling.

Then US-based Matt Jones returned home to deny World No.1 Jordan Spieth a repeat Emirates Australian Open success in an emotional triumph at his home course, The Australian Golf Club.

Marc Leishman won on the European Tour for the first time in his career at the Nedbank Challenge in South Africa almost straight after Nathan Holman won the co-sanctioned Australian PGA Championship at Royal Pines in Queensland.

Last month, Marcus Fraser won for a third time on the European Tour in capturing the Maybank Championship in Malaysia.

And now Scott has tasted success for a second week running to make it nine wins for Australian players on golf's biggest world stages.