Aussie Cameron Davis has won the Australian Open championship after firing rounds of 63, 72, 74, and 64 to win by one shot over Aussie Matt Jones and Sweden’s Jonas Blixt. Blixt had a putt on the last from the fringe for birdie to force a playoff but the putt fell short, ensuring Davis’ victory.
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Davis was actually warming up on the range for a playoff at the time of Blixt’s missed putt, unaware he had actually won until reporters informed him. The final round 7-under 64 from Davis included an eagle 2 on the Par 4 12th at The Australian Golf Club- the defining shot of his day and success. A birdie on 18 secured the title.
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Davis mentioned to media that he couldn’t have played any better than he did today, evidently in shock with the ultimate resulting win. Aussies Cameron Smith and Jason Day couldn’t catch Davis, finishing 4th and 5th respectively. A surprising end to the tournament for Jason Day who most people thought was going to cruise through to the finish for a sure tournament victory, however, after a double-bogey on the Par 4 9th, Day slipped further as he bogeyed 11 and 13. An eagle 3 on the Par 5 14th wasn’t enough to get day back into it, ultimately falling 3 shots short.