Windy conditions work in Peter Senior's favour at the Australian Open

Last Updated: 09/12/12 12:25pm

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Senior prevails in Australia

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Peter Senior believed the blustery conditions in Sydney worked in his favour after he created history with his one-shot victory at the Australian Open.

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.

"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."
Peter Senior

"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."

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