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Friday
Mar082013

Jack's Redesign Of His Australian Redesign Lands '14 Open

The 2014 Emirates Australian Open goes to the course Jack Nicklaus has now redesigned twice, reports Golf Australia. Let's hope there is no third time's the charm possibility.

Nicklaus, announced the return to the course where he won three of his six Australian Opens.
The Australian last hosted the Open in 2007 when Craig Parry won by a stroke which was revenge for his loss at the same venue to little-known American John Morse in 1990.

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Why sell somebody a product once if you can sell it to them twice? That's just smart business.
03.8.2013 | Unregistered CommenterEric
As a member at the Australian, a couple of comments.

Firstly, he designed a good course back in the 70's. It was top 100 in the world for many years. Around the mid 90's however the style of bunkering he put in place (grass faces), started to erode due to the sandbelt. The course started to look worn down and when the greens got infested with poa a couple of years ago, it was time for a change. The members unanimously choose Nicklaus to do the overhaul in good faith and out of loyalty.

Secondly, what he's done is amazing. We've got a new golf course that no doubt will make it's way back into the top 100. But,
I can say it'll likely be the one of the hardest golf courses the pro's have ever played
03.8.2013 | Unregistered CommenterIan B
@ Eric Why not? Gotta keep the boys employed.

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