The Uber driver has been positioned in the 1939 number in the world but Adam Stephens, the golf fighter, is now threatening to open Australia on his head.
As there is much in the field – including champion defender Cameron Davis and favorite Cameron Smith – before turning during a wet and wild first round, Stephens left three-under-69's just just two shots for her.
"I told my support yesterday, You're 251 to one to be the first round leader." I said, that sounds very well , but I'm very much I've given money, & # 39; " says Stephens after mixing Five birds with two bogs in The Lakes.
"I know the course quite well. I have two friends who are members.
"My friend was a member here. I'm trying to try to keep the stations for the week, just keep your bird and you're up there."
After losing the cut at NSW Open last week, a 30-year-old Gold Coast based, alone, finishing his round on Thursday alone, but only Korean Byeong -And And Matt Jager's guy on the Open leader.
Along so busy is the one-time Peaceful Open Champion in the United Kingdom that he is turning to Uber recently "just to get his mortgage going and some income".
"Mate, I just had a two bedroom unit in the Hope Island area," he said. "I've gotten gotten there and I've just had rents and the other room recently, which is nice."
Only during the early days he liked to sprinkle, tennis and swim during his early days, but Stephens did not pick up a golf club for the first time at 11, before giving up and then. It starts to take it seriously from 13.
"I was Kelvin Grove up in Queensland when I was 17. That's like a golf school there," he said.
"Then I went to the other name of the Hills International, where Jason Day also went there." But after spending away in Asia for many years without much luck, Stephens gave up all her last year's Australasian Tour card.
"To be honest, I did not go to Japan this year because I had no money," he said. "That's the reality of it here in Australia. I was there last year and I got the last three stages, (but it's almost bankrupt to me."
The first prize in Opening Australia is $ 225,000, the second is $ 127,500 and a third is almost $ 85,000.