Date: May 05, 2015
Author: Martin Blake

Open venue cops a dousing


This is the venue for the 2015 Emirates Australian Open, The Australian Golf Club, just a few days ago, as an ice storm lashes the course.

Fortunately, the Open is six months away!

The picture above depicts the putting green in the foreground, and the seventh, eighth and ninth fairways, all underwater. The picture below is taken looking across the 18th green.

Sydney’s amazing recent weather has taken its toll on The Australian, which hosted this country’s most prestigious  tournament last year when Jordan Spieth won.

The club recorded an astonishing 360 millimetres of rainfall in April.

But staff at The Australian have already begun the clean-up as the countdown begins toward the 2015 Open.

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