Not much fazes NSW VB Blues Origin coach Laurie Daley – apart from lining up alongside one of Australian golf’s greatest ever players to play on one of this country’s finest courses, The Australian, that is.
Coach Daley played alongside 2013 Masters Tournament champion Adam Scott today, an experience the legendary league player will never forget.
“I was a bit nervous on that first tee, I didn’t want to make a goose of myself, but I was alright after I got off the tee,” Daley, who said he “lost count” of his final score but got a few good tips along the way, revealed.
“I was okay off the tee – I hit a couple of good ones – but it was basically downhill from there.”
Daley was glowing in his praise for the 27-time tournament champion, who lines up for the 100th Australian Open from tomorrow – both as a person and as a player.
“He’s a really nice fella – he’s all about respect and gives a lot of time to those people around him. He’s a really delightful young man and it was a great experience spending some time with him,” Daley said.
“He was on fire – he must have finished eight or nine under at the end of the round. If he plays like that over the course of the event, I have no doubt that’s the kind of form that’ll win him the Australian Open.”