Windy conditions work in Peter Senior's favour at the Australian Open
Peter Senior believed the blustery conditions in Sydney worked in his favour after his win at the Australian Open.
Last Updated: 09/12/12 12:25pm
The 53-year-old became the oldest man to win the tournament as he defied fierce winds to fire a closing level-par 72 which proved enough to pip Brendan Jones to the title.
The consistent veteran posted a winning score of four under par on a final day when play was held up for three hours due to gusts blowing up to 50mph.
"It was probably one of the toughest days I've ever seen on a golf course," said the Queenslander after collecting the 30th professional win of his career.
"I'm getting a bit long in the tooth now. I really thought these days were over. God, golf is such a funny game. One minute you think you're down, the next minute you're up.
"I didn't play particularly well this week, but I got it up and down out of some places all week and today was no exception. The key to today's round was that I never put any pressure on myself.
"If the conditions had been better the better players would have won, but these are conditions I thrive in, where I just battle it out.
"As short as I am, I don't feel the wind as much as others."