The first five years (plus a couple of pre-cursor events in 2010/11) of the Gentlemen’s World Tour produced some of the finest golfers in the history of the game. Names that will echo down the years – immortals such as Leroy, Felix, Ian, Cravo, Keithy, Matt L, Mr Sexy, Dr Gaz, Matt C, Stu, and Poolie. Of all of those Legends, Leroy stood tall, but one man stood higher than him, and even the tallest Barny bunker – Basil BvR.
Betwixt 41 and 43 degrees latitude, Tasmania is far enough South to experience the Aurora Australis.
No one knows for sure why this beautiful heavenly phenomenon plays havoc with the golfing abilities of some members of the Gentlemen’s World Tour whenever they happen to make the Matchplay Masters Final – but it freakin’ does. Only Felix and Ian (who work for the Energy company, Aurora) are immune. And technically Basil as well, coz he’s so good, but the Curse lifts Ian and Felix’s powers so they are unbeatable.
Ian won the first 2 MM Titles, and Felix has won the next 3. No one else has ever won it. This is not luck. This is not coincidence. This is not random statistical chance. THIS. IS. THE. AURORA. CURSE.