Nick Cullen wins Australian Masters 2014

The 23rd of November 2014 is one of the biggest days in his career – Craig Hanson’s player Nick Cullen wins the Australian Masters 2014 and takes home the golden jacket!

Nick Cullen was going into the final day with two shots behind the leader Paul Spargo and shoot a -3 (69) to win with one stroke clear of 2013 Masters Champion and defending Australian Masters Champion Adam Scott. A par save on the last hole from the bunker (Nick’s best shot in his career as he points out later) secured the one stroke win.
Check out the interview done by ABC just shortly before he will be handed the golden jacket (here).

Nick Cullen’s comments on the work with Craig:

Well, I’ve been working with Craig sort of through video the last probably five months. But I’ve always worked sort of in person with a coach, and doing stuff on video is really good if you’re really struggling but I was just a little bit off.

So, I guess for me, it was just finding something to trust in, and we did some work this week. Gave me sort of a pre-set drill that I was doing all week, and that just got my ball flight coming out so much better. So much more control and so much more trust, and trust is basically the thing I haven’t had all year. So, to actually be able to trust the swing, trust the ball flight, especially coming down those last few holes, because they are some tough holes. It’s just a great feeling.

With Paul Spargo coming T5 and Nick Cullen at 1st, Craig Hanson’s player were dominant over the weekend. These performances are the result of a several month-long training and effort all of them invested to ramp up for the most important tournaments of the year. Next week all of them will participate at the Emirates Australian Open with Rory McIlroy as defending champion.

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