Holman: It’s crazy

Nathan Holman breathed a sigh of relief following his maiden win at the Australian PGA Championships.

The 24-year-old edged America’s Harold Varner and Dylan Fritelli of South Africa in the first hole of a play-off at RACV Royal Pines Resort for the watershed win.

"It's crazy," the Melbourne-born player told the European Tour website.

"Walking off that 18th hole when I hit that shot onto the green, it started to feel like the legs were a little bit shaky, probably thinking into the future a little bit and I tried to snap out of that.

"Obviously had a little bit of help there with the two guys making bogey in the play-off, but to win the event, it's an amazing feeling.

"To be a full Member of The European Tour is huge. I didn’t realise what was on the line really, which is probably a good thing to be honest.

"I did think I'd get to those events in the future but didn't think it was going to be this quickly. For a young Australian guy to be able to go and play those events, play British Opens, it's stuff you dream of playing golf when you're a kid, to get into those events, just to play them.

"It's going to be an amazing feeling and to do it off the back of a victory I think is probably going to be better.  I’ve deserved it, so I can go there knowing that I've done something really good to be here."