Date: December 05, 2012
Author: Golf Australia

Live Action Blog – Wednesday, Pro Am

As it happens: will blog all of the action, as it happens, on every day of the 2012 Emirates Australian Open. 6:10pm – Wednesday December 5 Only one sleep now before the Emirates Australian Open for 2012 begins, but before you go make sure you check out the latest from our feature columnists. Martin Blake reviews today&aposs Pro-Am which you can read by clicking here, and he also speaks to Englishman Justin Rose (Click here to read). John Huggan looks at Kel Nagle about his special 1959 victory(Click here to read) and his miraculous run of top finishes. We&aposve also got all the latest photos from the lead-up to the first round which you can view by clicking here. Remember to download the Official Emirates Australian Open app before play begins tomorrow for all the latest news, video and details from The Lakes Golf Club this week, and keep up to date with all the social media happenings via our Social Hub. 2:20pm – Wednesday December 5 The first group finished the Pro-Am this morning and our afternoon group are out on the course now. Our feature columnists are on top of the day&aposs stories, with stories on by Martin Blake on Adam Scott (Click here to read) and by Bruce Young on Peter Lonard (Click here to read) both live now. Remember to download the Official Emirates Australian Open app today for all the latest news, video and details from The Lakes Golf Club this week. Stay tuned for video of the press conferences of Justin Rose and Adam Scott. 12:50pm – Wednesday December 5 Adam Scott has finished up with his press conference, and has revealed that he&aposll “probably use the long putter” this week. Scott said that all players are “playing around with a few ideas” in accordance with the forthcoming changes to the putting regulations, and that all players are “searching for the best possible way” to work with these changes. When asked about The Lakes, Scott commented that “it&aposs in perfect shape this year.” Remember, video highlights will be available on our site throughout the afternoon. ==== 12:25pm – Wednesday December 5 Justin Rose has just completed his press conference, where he labelled the Australian players as “hard to beat” come the start of the championship. Rose also expressed his desire to finish the year with a “disciplined process”, and that he wanted to “stay focused” and prepare to the best of his ability. More to follow. ==== 11:40am – Wednesday December 5 Looking forward to our two Press Conferences today: 12.00PM JUSTIN ROSE 12.45PM ADAM SCOTT Watch this site for videos of these pressers early this afternoon. ==== 11:00am – Wednesday December 5 The Pro Am is underway Interested in coming down to The Lakes Golf Club for the Pro-Am today? The full Pro-Am field is here but these are the highlights. The 7:00am field features the likes of Adam Scott, Geoff Ogilvy, Peter O&aposMalley, Craig Parry and John Senden. The 1:00pm field has amongst others Robert Allenby, Stuart Appleby, Matthew Goggin, Rod Pampling, Justin Rose and Tom Watson teeing off. And it is FREE!