Golf tournaments simply would not be able to be run if it were not for the generous support of their sponsors, and the MFS Australian Open is no exception. Naming rights sponsor MFS came on board in time for the 2005 Australian Open and, as well as backing this year&aposs tournament, will do likewise for next year&aposs Women&aposs Australian Open as it continues to support Aussie golf until at least 2009. MFS is an investment and funds management company with a diverse range of investments and assets worth more than $3 billion throughout Australia, New Zealand and Asia, and the company is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. Its core business is the creation, development and ongoing management of a wide range of innovative investment solutions and, thanks to a rigorous approach to compliance and corporate governance, has built an industry reputation of integrity and spectacular growth culminating in attractive returns for its shareholders and investors. MFS is joined in backing the Australian Open by the NSW Major Events Board, Tourism NSW, MasterCard, NEC, Audi, Tag Heuer, Southern Cross Equities, Angostura, United Airlines, Cadbury Schweppes, Sheraton Hotels, Drummond Golf and Eyecorp.