Texan Andrew Landry is a sectional qualifier ranked 624 in the world. but the 28-year-old has shown the elite how to play the tough Oakmont course hosting the 116th US Open.
Having to win the second Test against England in Melbourne on Saturday night to keep the series alive, Wallaby coach Michael Cheika has promoted James Slipper, Sekope Kepu, Sean McMahon and Sam Carter to the pack.
Ever since Shane Warne played his last Test, in January 2007, and Stuart MacGill finished his Test career, in June 2008, Australia has been longing for a good leg spinner. And at last, Adam Zampa has surfaced.
“It’s the hardest course we have ever played,” was how Phil Mickelson described Oakmont Country Club in Pennsylvania, the oldest top-ranked course in the USA, built in 1903 by designer Henry Foundes with a crew of 150 and two dozen mule teams.
Wallaby captain Stephen Moore could be forgiven for wondering how on earth England could win the first of three Tests 39-28 at Suncorp on Saturday night after the Wallabies jumped to an early 10-nil lead.
The method in Eddie Jones’ madness makes him a genius. He led England to a 39-28 win over the Wallabies at Suncorp last night.