Disabled golfers to make history at Australian Open

THIS is a story that will put every weekend hacker to shame.

It's also proof that even in its struggle to attract the sport's biggest names this year, Australian golf can stand on its own two feet.

Or in this case, on one leg.

In a first for Australian sport and world golf, 12 of the game's best disabled golfers will compete alongside pro players at the Australian Open at The Lakes starting on Thursday.

With or without their prosthetic limbs, the talented 12 who play off single-figure handicaps - or off scratch as is the case for Spain's European champion Juan Postigo - will play from the same tees and in front or behind the Open's headline acts, including US PGA Tour winners Matt Kuchar, Keegan Bradley and Brandt Snedeker.

Read the full story at The Daily Telegraph

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