Having turned professional in 1989, his career was almost cut short after just a few years when he contracted Ross River Fever. Today, his resume boasts 12 wins worldwide including two Australian Open titles.

Possessing a terrific sense of humour and a knack for telling great stories, Lonard is at home playing with mates or alongside the world's best players. Here he reflects on some of the highlights of his career, including the day he first met Tiger Woods and how he beat him using a 'borrowed' set of clubs from his pro shop.

Listen to our one-on-one chat with Lonard in Episode #6 of The Thing About Golf podcast.