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Ash Barty Adds Golf Champion to Her Resume

By Erik Gudris

World No. 1 Ash Barty is known for being a Grand Slam winner.

Now, the Australian can add another impressive title to her resume—golf champion.

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Barty is keeping busy with sports at home despite not being able to compete on the tennis tour due to the global pandemic. The 24-year-old Roland Garros champion recently won the Brookwater Golf Club women’s event in Queensland.

Per the Guardian Australia, Barty qualified as the top seed of match play and won with rounds of 77 and 80 on the par-72 course.


Brookwater Club Champions 🏆🏌🏽‍♀️ ft. Bucket Hats

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Barty decided not to defend her French Open title next week citing health risks with tournament play and an inability to train properly with her coach in recent months. She also chose not to compete in New York for the US Open.

Men’s club champion Louis Dobbelaar was impressed with Barty’s golf skills.

“She’s got all the tools if she wants to pursue it. If she put her mind to it, I’m sure she could,” Dobbelaar said to AAP.

Barty is very familiar with golf as her father represented Australia as an amateur. In 2019, Barty impressed golf all-time great Tiger Woods with her skills during Woods’ visit to Australia for the President’s Cup event.

Though best known for her tennis achievements, Barty is a multi-talented athlete in many sports. Earlier in her career, Barty took a break from tennis and competed for the Brisbane Heat women’s cricket team for a few years.

Barty aims to return to tennis next year for the 2021 Australian Open.

Photo credit: Ash Barty Instagram