Ash Barty’s Wimbledon triumph has buoyed Australia’s high golfers as they be taught about to follow up with a British Inaugurate golf championship triumph.
It turned into 41 years since an Australian woman had won the Wimbledon singles sooner than Barty’s dazzling triumph on Centre Court on Saturday in opposition to Czech Karolina Pliskova in the closing ended the drought.
Now 11 Aussie golfers enjoy descended on Royal St George’s in a utter to halt one other lengthy wait – the 28-yr hole since Greg Norman grew to vary into the nation’s final Inaugurate champion on the identical English hyperlinks course in Kent.
Requested whether or now not they would maybe plan inspiration from the Queenslander’s victory, Adam Scott, the one who’s come nearest to breaking the drought with his second-status originate in 2012, turned into in absolute confidence.
“Yes, I’m a tennis fan, and appreciate all americans in Australia, I’m a colossal fan of Ash. She’s perfect,” stated Scott.
“She’s having a great yr, too. To catch Wimbledon, it be appreciate successful The Inaugurate or the Masters, is now not it, for a golfer? It feels appreciate that.
“So it’s some distance amazingly primary. She performed great, and it’d be fun to preserve up that Aussie theme going and roughly rob Wimbledon some distance off from the UK – and The Inaugurate trophy. That would be great!”
Cameron Smith, currently Australia’s No.1 player, watched highlights of Barty’s closing when over in the US.
“Nonetheless I did already know the halt end result which capability of my sister’s a colossal Ash Barty fan, so she turned into rapid to ring me up in the morning and relate, ‘how appropriate turned into that!?’ Somewhat inspirational. Optimistically it be an accurate omen for all of us here at the Inaugurate,” Smith instructed AAP.
Barty herself will likely be following her compatriots’ development intently as a colossal golf fan, having attended the 2019 Presidents Cup in Melbourne, and such an accurate player herself that many enjoy she could grasp it as a professional if she ever concentrated her energies on the sport.
Ultimate yr, the multi-proficient sportswoman won the Brookwater Golf Club championship shut to Brisbane when taking her pandemic-enforced sabbatical from the WTA tour.
Barty, whose father Robert as soon as represented Australia as an amateur, even impressed Tiger Woods, who watched her hit a wedge sooner than that 2019 Presidents Cup and swooned: “She’s received a great swing, are you kidding me?”