No, I was not at Kingston Heath, the venue of the Australian Masters. I was in Melbourne on the Sunday when Tiger Woods won the trophy, but in a meeting on matters which were related to the accounting industry.
Although not playing well on the third day, Tiger did not disappoint the 25,000 odd crowd but displaying the performance which makes him the World number 1.
Everybody in Melbourne was talking about Tiger and nobody complaints about the A$3,000,000 appearance fee paid to Tiger to appear and play at the tournament.
It was reported that visitors and golf fanatics spent around A$20 million over the tournament period. In addition to that, the positive reporting regarding Tiger would carry Melbourne a long way.
Regarded as the sporting city of Australia, Melbourne hosts the Formula One racing, Melbourne Cup horse race and host major cricket and Australian football games at the famous Melbourne Cricket Ground.
It's beautiful skyline and the refreshing Yarra river position Melbourne as one of the must visit city in Australia. Not the mention its role as the centre of business along side Sydney.
Yes, I was in Melbourne when Tiger Woods won the Australian Master at Kingston Heath.