Buckle Up. Things are going to get real at Stonecutters and Royal Sydney.
The big dog will get to eat next month when two-time World Long Drive Champion Jamie Sadlowski makes his Australian professional debut in the NSW Open at Stonecutter Ridge followed by the Emirates Australian Open at Royal Sydney.
Described as the longest professional golfer on the planet, Sadlowski is going to excite fans of golf not only in Sydney but across the State when he tees it up next month.
The Canadian boasts a record setting personal best of 445 yards (405 metres) in long drive competition can still drive the ball nearly 90 metres (100yards) further than the longest hitters on the PGA Tour.
Twice a junior world long drive champion, Sadlowski stepped up on the big stage at the World Long Drive Championship and won back-to-back titles in 2008 and 2009. He has made nine consecutive TV finals and never finished worse than 5th in the world.
“Jamie will be a massive draw card for fans,” Golf NSW General Manager of Golf, Graeme Phillipson said. “ he is very impressive to watch, We’re thrilled to have him to the field.”
The 28-year-old Professional turned his attention to making it to the PGA Tour only recently. He’s already played a number of events on the Mackenzie Tour in Canada, the web.com Tour and the Asian Tour, with some very encouraging results.
“I’m very excited to add the NSW and Australian Open to my schedule,” Sadlowski said. “I’m looking forward to a great month of golf in Australia as I make my debut on the Australian Tour,” Sadlowski said.
“Professional tournament play is very new to me unlike long drive it requires the entire game.”
“Special thanks to Golf NSW and Golf Australia for extending me an invitation and I look forward to playing in front of the great Aussie fans.”
The Canadian should find the big wide fairways of Stonecutters Ridge to his liking.
“Stonecutters Ridge should suit his game. The par-fives will all be well within his reach so will a few of the par-fours,” Mr Phillipson said.
“The galleries are going to love him.”