"I'm happy, I'm not sure if delirious is the word," she said from Italy. I've put everything into this and I've sold up everything in Australia. But I think I have a future as a professional golfer and it's about having an absolute belief and confidence in yourself." Bagger said she had not encountered much resistance to her appearance in Europe.
"There are always a few who aren't happy about me playing out there, but most of them are people who've never met me or played with me," she said.
WGA chief executive Maisie Moonie said Bagger had spent time discussing the issues with many professionals who took up the invitation to talk to her on the final day of the Open in Sydney.
"There'll always be some people who are uncomfortable with this situation, but by and large, the players are supportive," said Moonie.
"It all depends on her ranking but there's nothing to stop her." The Adelaide-raised Bagger was packing up yesterday to fly back to Denmark, and then on to Australia next month.
Bagger, 37, hopes the Australian professional body will remove the clause when the members vote on it in December.
But at the very least, she can play in the ANZ Ladies Masters on the Gold Coast in February because it is a European tour event.
"I sold up everything that I owned in Australia to fund this year and I have nothing but friends and family, but now I feel rich," she told reporters.
There have been only a handful of high-profile cases of transsexuals making it on to a sport's professional tour, with American Renee Richards, formerly Richard Raskind, playing on the WTA tour in the 1970s and Michelle Dumaresq competing in mountain bike racing for Canada.