Stuart Appleby is often mistaken for his friend and fellow Aussie Robert Allenby. But you can identify Appleby by his simple, efficient swing, developed on the diary farm where he practiced after his chores were completed.
View Allenby’s swing in its entirety, or frame by frame, below. Note: Flash plug-in required. Can’t see the image? Download the latest version here.
The Stat Sheet
• Born: May 1, 1971
• Height: 6-1
• Weight: 195
• Birth Place: Cohuna, Australia
• Residence: Orlando, Florida
• Career PGA Tour wins: 46 (as of January 2005)
• Personal Comeback: After he missed the cut at the 1998 British Open, his wife, Renay, was killed in a car accident outside a London train station. Established the Renay Appleby Memorial Trophy, given each year to Australis’s best female junior player. He remarried in December, 2002 and started the 2004 season with a win in the Mercedes Championships.