Date: July 03, 2012
Author: Omnisport

Aussies Abroad Weekly Wrap: Scott trails Tiger

Star of the show: Adam Scott finished third at the AT&T National on the weekend, which was won by former world No.1 Tiger Woods. Scott was left to rue an opening round of four-over 75 at the Congressional Country Club, before rounds of 67, 70 and 67 brought him within three strokes of Woods, who carded a total of eight-under 276. Breakout of the week: Matthew Zions recorded his best result on the European Tour this season at the Irish Open. The New South Welshman, the only Australian to make the cut at Royal Portrush, was tied for second after an opening round of six-under 66 before finishing equal 18th and pocketing more than $28,400. Shot of the week: Queenslander Jason Day fired six birdies in his opening round of 69 at the AT&T National and finished tied for eighth overall. The highlight was this 41-foot bunker shot on the par-fourth 17th hole for birdie. Tweet of the week: @Marcusfraser – “Off to the British Open, got through on the number, pretty pumped to say the least!” What lies ahead: The PGA Tour heads to Greenbrier County, West Virginia with a host of Australians set to contest the Greenbrier Classic at the Old White Golf Course. Marc Leishman, Greg Chalmers, Nick O&aposHern and Rod Pampling will lead the Australian contingent against the likes of Woods and defending champion Scott Stallings. Meanwhile there are nine Aussies in the field as the European Tour heads to Paris for the Alstom Open de France at Le Golf National, including Zions, Robert Allenby and Richard Green. Former champion Karrie Webb and Katherine Hull are Australia&aposs two hopefuls at the US Women&aposs Open at Blackwolf Run in Kohler, Wisconsin. Established in 1946, the US Women&aposs Open is the oldest women&aposs major and has the biggest purse in women&aposs golf at US$3.25 million (A$3.19 million) in 2012. From the Couch: Golf fans can enjoy live coverage of the Greenbrier Classic, Alstom Open de France and US Women&aposs Open on Fox Sports this week. Coverage of the Alstom Open de France gets underway at 10.30pm on Thursday and Friday, with 10pm starts on Saturday and Sunday. All four rounds of the Greenbrier Classic are on Fox Sports 1 every morning from 5am on Friday, while the US Women&aposs Open kicks off at 6am on Thursday and Friday and 5am on Saturday and Sunday.