Aussie journeyman stuns golf fans with insane world record

Riley Morgan
·Sports Reporter
·3-min read
Andrew Martin (pictured) walking with his putter.
Andrew Martin (pictured) has clubbed a world record in the biggest win of his professional career. (Image: Getty Images)

Aussie golfing journeyman Andrew Martin has pulled off an incredible performance to snatch the biggest win of his career.

The 36-year-old pulled off his greatest ever round to finish 10-under 61 and claim the Bonnie Doon GC at the Sydney Series Tournament on the weekend.

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Martin started the day eight strokes behind, but pulled off an incredible four eagles in his final round to finish 18-under and collected $22,500.

The three-eagles in succession, and four in seven holes, was a world record streak.

This also included a birdie and a bogey on the front nine of Bonnie Doon Golf Club.

He sent statisticians scrambling with a front nine that featured four eagles, a birdie and a bogey as he drew within striking distance.

Martin's score of 61 is believed to be the lowest final round to win in the history of the Australasian Tour.

And he joins the likes of Gordon Brand Jnr (1986), Willie Wood (1990), Scott McCarron (1995), Mikko Ilonen (2003) and Haotong Li (2019) as players to record four eagles in a single round on one of the world's main tours.

The 2004 Australian Amateur champion has been a prolific winner in pro-am events since turning professional in 2005 but struggled to express what Sunday's feat meant.

Golf fans around the world were quick to praise the popular journeyman.

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Martin about his love for golf

After the biggest win of his career, Martin said he was thankful he was still able to play the sport his loves.

“It’s still a bit of a whirlwind,” Martin told PGA Australia.

“To shoot 10-under, that’s still hard to get through my head, but mainly just the support of my family and my wife Rachel has given me to be able to keep doing this because it is tough in Australia to make a living here.

“I’ve never really fallen out of love with the game. I’ve always wanted to do it and if I was ever going to stop playing it would be a hard pill to swallow because I still feel there is a lot I want to achieve.

“This is one little box ticked but there a couple more I want to do. It’s just good to show that my game is still there.”

with AAP

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