Matthew Griffin

aus

Past Champion

2016

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Age: 39 years old
Place of Birth: Melbourne, Australia
Turned Professional: 2008

Notable Achievements

  • 2016 New Zealand Open
  • 2014 Yamaha Hangkyung KPGA Championship (Korea)
  • 2014 Victoria Open
  • 2013 SK Telecom Open (Korea)
  • 2012 Charity High 1 Open (Korea)
  • 2011 South Pacific Open
  • 2009 Fiji Open

Popular Australian professional Matt Griffin is a recent New Zealand Open winner who now plies his trade mainly on the Japan Tour.

Melbourne golfer, Matthew Griffin, won the New Zealand Open in 2016 when defeating Japan’s Hideto Tanihara in a dramatic final hole battle, Griffin’s birdie to Tanihara’s bogey allowing him to win by one shot.

The Melbourne based golfer turned professional at 25 after representing Australia at the Eisenhower Trophy and gaining a degree in accountancy

Now a regular on the Japan Golf Tour, Griffin has also played with success on the OneAsia, Korean and Australasian Tours winning seven titles in total, but his victory at the New Zealand Open remains his most significant.

Check out the highlights from the final round of the 2016 New Zealand Open.

Last updated 26 January, 2023

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