At 30 years of age, Gow's win at the Canon set off a great run of golf over the course of the year. He would go on to spend the majority of his time on the American-based Buy.Com Tour and end up winning the Hershey Open in Pennsylvania.
In addition to that, Gow would recording eight additional top-tens on the tour, and would qualify for the PGA Tour in 2001 with over $200,000 in earnings.
But the year all got started in Sydney. And Gow returns this week to the Castle Hill Country Club, to defend and play for a total purse of $550,000.