Brown the New Nobilo
Wellington golfer Mark Brown has had a successful week in India, winning first the Asian Tour’s SAIL Open then clinching the US$2.5 million Johnnie Walker Classic, making him one of only six New Zealanders to ever win a European Tour title. At the Johnnie Walker Classic, Brown took the lead on the 15th hole before sealing victory with a birdie on the 18th, lifting both arms in celebration. He said the win was incredible. “It is amazing to have my name there with other winners. I’ve worked extremely hard for this, it is a dream come true,” he said. This victory gives Brown exempt status on the world’s second most influential circuit, the European Tour, until the end of 2010.