Chalmers confirms Aussie title defence

Greg Chalmers says he is determined to defend the unique “down-under double” he recorded last year in winning the Australian Open and the Australian PGA Championship – both part of the OneAsia circuit.

Speaking after shooting a final round 76 to finish the 2012 Open Championship at six over par, Chalmers said the two Australian tournaments were the first things he entered into his schedule every year.

Greg Chalmers Greg Chalmers pictured after winning the 2011 Australian PGA Championship (Credit: Anthony Powter)

“For most Australians, it’s on their list of events that they want to win,” Chalmers said. “Clearly it’s not a Major, but for an Australian it is a big deal.”

“It’s something you grew up with as a kid, watching the likes of Greg Norman, and it still has a mystique about it, an attraction, that most Australians love.

“I will be there for both of them.”