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Australian Masters from Huntingdale

Since the first Australian Masters at Huntingdale in 1979, the annual presentation of the gold jacket to the champion has become a notable tradition in Australian golf.

Greg Norman became synonymous with the tournament in the earlier years amassing six gold jackets in an astonishing stretch from 1981 to 1990.

Many other big names in the game have graced Huntingdale as well, with the list including international stars like Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Nick Faldo, Bernhard Langer, Mark O'Meara, Colin Montgomerie and Sergio Garcia. Among those to have tasted success in this historic event are Tiger Woods, who won the first Masters played away from Huntingdale, Stuart Appleby, Robert Allenby, Bernhard Langer, Mark O'Meara, Colin Montgomerie, Justin Rose, Peter Senior, Graham Marsh and Michael Campbell.

The event has also given several Australian players the chance to launch themselves onto the international stage after breakthrough victories at Huntingdale. They include the likes of Ian Baker-Finch, Craig Parry, Richard Green and Peter Lonard.
 
The prestigious past champions roll of honour reads as a who's who of the golfing world:
 
2011 - Ian Poulter
2010 - Stuart Appleby
2009 - Tiger Woods
2008 - Rod Pampling
2007 - Aaron Baddeley
2006   - Justin Rose
2005   - Robert Allenby
2004   - Richard Green
2003   - Robert Allenby
2002   - Peter Lonard
2001   - Colin Montgomerie
2000   - Michael Campbell
1999   - Craig Spence
1998   - Bradley Hughes
1997   - Peter Lonard
1996   - Craig Parry
1995   - Peter Senior
1994   - Craig Parry
1993   - Bradley Hughes
1992   - Craig Parry
1991   - Peter Senior
1990   - Greg Norman
1989   - Greg Norman
1988   - Ian Baker-Finch
1987   - Greg Norman
1986   - Mark O’Meara
1985   - Bernhard Langer
1984   - Greg Norman
1983   - Greg Norman
1982   - Graham Marsh
1981   - Greg Norman
1980   - Gene Littler
1979   - Barry Vivian
 
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