Date: August 03, 2007

Aussies Around The World: Weekend Preview

PGA TOUR A field of 11 Aussies is in Ohio for the World Golf Championship at Firestone Country Club vying for the title alongside the world&aposs best. World number one Tiger Woods will be aiming to win the event for phenomenal sixth time and his third in a row. It won&apost be easy for Tiger however as world number two and last week Canadian Open winner Jim Furyk will also have his eye on the prize. Australian entries in the World Golf Championship Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club, Ohio Robert Allenby Stuart Appleby Aaron Baddeley Richard Green Mark Hensby Peter Lonard Nick O&aposHern Geoff Ogilvy Rod Pampling Adam Scott John Senden NATIONWIDE TOUR The Nationwide Tour heads to Kansas this week for the Wichita Open. Jason Day leads a 12-strong Aussie contingent in pursuit of qualification for the 2008 PGA Tour. Australian entries in the Wichita Open at Crestview Country Club, Kansas Steven Bowditch Greg Chalmers Steve Collins Jason Day Kim Felton Scot Gardiner Bradley Hughes Matthew Jones Marc Leishman David McKenzie Aron Price Richard Swift European Tour Eight Aussies have made the trip to Moscow for the Russian Open. They will be aiming to follow in the footsteps of compatriot Marcus Fraser who won the event on this course in 2003. Australian entries in the Russian Open at Le Meridien Moscow, Russia David Bransdon Peter Fowler Simon Nash Wade Ormsby Terry Pilkadaris Scott Strange Matthew Zions LPGA/European Tours The Women&aposs British Open will be played at St Andrews Links in Scotland for the first ever time. It is the first women&aposs tournament to be staged at the historic Old Links and America&aposs Sherri Steinhauer will aim to win back-to-back titles in Britain like she accomplished in 1998-99, before the event was handed Major classification. The Aussie charge will be led by Webb, but also includes Nikki Garrett who is fast becoming a household name after her two LET title wins earlier this year. Sarah Kemp will also be representing Australia, as will Wendy Doolan, Rachel Hetherington, Katherine Hull, Joanne Mills, Anna Rawson, Rebecca Stevenson and Lindsey Wright who had a superb run at the recent World Women&aposs Match Play in the US. This LPGA season has thrown up more than a few surprises with 15 different players taking out the 18 events held to date. The winner this week will not only claim the prestigious title at the Home of Golf, but they will also receive an exemption into the season-ending ADT Championship, Samsung World Championship and Tournament of Champions. Australian entries in the Women&aposs British Open at St Andrews, Scotland Wendy Doolan Nikki Garrett Rachel Hetherington Katherine Hull Joanne Mills Anna Rawson Rebecca Stevenson Karrie Webb Lindsey Wright