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Aaron Baddeley profile

Australia's Aaron Baddeley

Baddeley kissing trophy Regarded as the hottest young talent in Australian golf since Greg Norman, Aaron Baddeley had long yearned to ply his craft on the toughest tour of them all - the US PGA Tour. After stunning the golf world by wining the Australian Open as an 18 year old Amateur and then defending his title the following year, Baddeley fell on relatively lean times, especially in America where his trade mark confidence strangely deserted him.

Despite his youth, he was quickly dismissed by many, though Aaron continued to work hard, changed coaches and eventually worked his way onto the full US Tour in 2003 courtesy of his Top 15 finish on the Nationwide Tour money list in 2002.

His first start as a full member of the PGA Tour was almost a fairytale with Badds leading World No. 2 Ermie Els by two shots after three rounds and duelling with the great South African down the stretch only to lose on the second hole of a playoff. Despite several He is now a two-time winner on the PGA Tour, firmly entrenched in the Top 50
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