Date: August 09, 2007

Aussies Around The World: Weekend Preview

PGA/EUROPEAN TOUR This week&aposs PGA Championship at Southern Hills, Oklahoma boasts one of the strongest ever fields in world golf with 97 of the world&aposs Top 100 players saddling up for the action. Defending champ Tiger Woods will be aiming to become win his fourth title, but if this year&aposs previous majors are anything to go by, the field will be lining up to have a tilt. All three men&aposs and all-four women&aposs Majors titles have seen first-time winners hold the trophy aloft. Tiger will no doubt be out to stop the trend continuing and avoid his first &aposMajor-less&apos year since 2004. The Aussie charge will be led by world number three Adam Scott who has experienced a lean patch in recent times. The 27-year old has not won since the Houston Open in April and has suffered poor runs at both the US and British Opens. He will be joined by 11 other Aussies including Geoff Ogilvy, Aaron Baddeley and Stuart Appleby in their quest for the final Major of the year. Australian entries in the PGA Championship at Southern Hills Golf Club, Oklahoma Robert Allenby Stuart Appleby Aaron Baddeley Steve Elkington Nathan Green Richard Green Stephen Leaney Nick O&aposHern Geoff Ogilvy Rod Pampling Adam Scott John Senden NATIONWIDE TOUR Nick Flanagan will continue his stellar year on the Nationwide Tour after taking a week off to rejuvenate himself. The 23-year old sat out last week&aposs Wichita Open but is in Pennsylvania this week with his eyes squarely set on joining the PGA Tour before season&aposs end. That dream will become reality for the Aussie if he can find just one more win. Also knocking on the door of the PGA Tour is American Roland Thatcher who also sits on two victories. Joining Flanagan at Glenmaura National Golf Club will be 11 other Aussies including Greg Chalmers, Steven Bowditch and Scott Gardiner. Australian results in the Northeast Pennsylvania Classic at Glenmaura National Golf Club, Pennsylvania Steven Bowditch Greg Chalmers Stephen Dartnall Kim Felton Nick Flanagan Scott Gardiner Bradley Hughes Brad Lamb Marc Leishman David Lutterus James Nitties Richard Swift LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR An 11-strong field of Aussie ladies are set for the Scandinavian TPC hosted by Annika in Malmo, Sweden. Two-time LET event winner Nikki Garrett heads the charge but she will be supported by the likes of Sarah Kemp and Anna Rawson on the fairways at Barseback. Australian entries in the Scandinavian TPC at Barseback Golf & Country Club, Sweden Carlie Butler Cherie Byrnes Nikki Garrett Leah Hart Lisa Jean Sarah Kemp Karen Lunn Joanne Mills Anna Rawson Rebecca Stevenson Shani Waugh