Aaron Baddeley’s impact on the Australian golf scene is hard not to marvel at.
In 1999, Baddeley, then an amateur, won the Holden Australian Open at Royal Sydney Golf Club to become the youngest player to win the Open, holding off the likes of Greg Norman and Colin Montgomerie in the process.
For good measure, Baddeley repeated the dose a year later as a professional, winning the Stonehaven Cup a second time at Kingston Heath in Melbourne.
Originally born in New Hampshire, Baddeley moved to Australia at the age of 2 and has represented Australia in team events since.
He remains the youngest player to represent Australia at the Eisenhower Trophy.
He owns three PGA Tour victories to date with his most recent coming in February 2011 at the Northern Trust Open at Riviera Country Club in California.
PGA Tour victories:
2011 Northern Trust Open
2007 FBR Open
2006 Verizon Heritage
Australian Open victories:
1999 – Royal Sydney Golf Club (am)
2000 – Kingston Heath Golf Club
Born: 17 March 2981, New Hampshire, USA
Resides: Scottsdale, Arizona, USA