Greg Chalmers eyes 'Triple Crown' in Aussie Golf

A golfer's career is most often measured by not only his success at winning golf tournaments, but the number of majors he has won over his career.

Australian Greg Chalmers is looking to win Aussie golf's version of the 'Triple Crown', if and when he tees it up in the PGA of Australia's Masters in three weeks time.

He has yet to commit to the tournament as of yet.

The 38-year old from Sydney of course made headlines a few weeks ago by winning his country's Open at The Lakes course in his home town.

Winning the Australian Open for the second time, and claiming his first victory since 1998 in the same event.

This week at the Australian PGA Championship, Chalmers won the second leg of their three majors, by taking the victory in a playoff over Marcus Fraser (second round leader) and Robert Allenby.

The playoff lasted only one hole as both Fraser and Allenby struggled off the tee leaving the door wide open for Chalmers to win the event with a par on the first playoff hole.

"I was surprised to see that a par was good enough, but that's how it goes sometimes in a playoff," said Chalmers after claiming victory.

"And I really thought I'd have to shoot maybe eight-under to be among the leaders at the end."

Well, he didn't need eight-under, as his final round score of five-under 67, was good enough to get into the playoff with Fraser and Allenby who all finished at 12-under par, laying claim to his second major championship of the season.

Other notables in the field included Aussies Adam Scott and Aaron Baddeley, as well as long hitting American Bubba Watson and South Korea's, K.T. Kim.

Baddeley actually held the lead at one point, however carded two late bogeys to knock him out of the lead and finishing two strokes out of the playoff.

Watson and Kim, who were the final group on Sunday, had a very tough go of it during their final rounds.

After final round scores of 76 by Kim and 77 by Watson, the pair finished a combined nine-over par to fall well back of the leaders.

Though he has not officially committed to play in the Australian Masters, the idea of winning all three majors on the PGA of Australia in the same year may be too enticing for Chalmers to pass on.

If he does enter, it will be off to Melbourne for Chalmers, and his shot to win the so-called Aussie golf 'Triple Crown' title at the last major of the year on the PGA of Australian Tour, at the Australian Masters.

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