Date: September 13, 2007

Aussies Around The World: Weekend Preview

Scott Barr PGA TOUR The FedEx Cup enters its final week and Steve Stricker will look to hold his slender lead and upstage his more prominent countrymen Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson. The American won the first event of the season-ending championship and has recorded two top-10 finishes since to leave him in the box seat to claim the entire prize pool. A reduced field of four Australians will seek to post some solid results on to the scoreboard as the PGA Tour season winds down. Australians at the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club, Atlanta Robert Allenby Aaron Baddeley Geoff Ogilvy Adam Scott NATIONWIDE TOUR A sizeable contingent of Aussies are in on the northwest coast for the Oregon Classic at Shadow Hills Country Club. Jason Day and Steven Bowditch lead the charge while David McKenzie will be aiming to go one better from 2004 when he finished runner-up to Jeff Quinney. Australians at the Oregon Classic at Shadow Hills Country Club, Oregon Steven Bowditch Greg Chalmers Jason Day Kim Felton Scott Gardiner Bradley Hughes Matthew Jones David McKenzie James Nitties Aron Price Richard Swift EUROPEAN TOUR Only Richard Green and Peter O&aposMalley are in Germany this week preparing for the Mercedes-Benz Championship at Gut Larchenhof. The pair have been cast in al all-star field that includes US Open champ Angel Cabrera, Retief Goosen and Colin Montgomerie. Australians at the Mercedes-Benz Championship at Gut Larchenhof, Germany Richard Green Peter O&aposMalley ASIAN TOUR The Asian Tour swings back into action in China this week with the Midea China Classic. A massive contingent of 25 Aussies will compete in the event held at one of Guangzhou&aposs leading courses. Scott Hend spearheads the charge from down under and will be looking to consolidate his third place on the Order of Merit. Adam Blyth currently sits in 12th and is likely to move into the Top 10 with a positive result in China this weekend. Australians at the Midea China Classic at Royal Orchid International Golf Club, Guangzhou Scott Barr Neven Basic Rowan Beste Adam Blyth Marcus Both David Bransdon Mitchell Brown Tony Carolan Gavin Flint David Gleeson Adam Groom Ashley Hall Scott Hend Troy Kennedy Won-joon Lee Adam Le Vesconte Leigh McKechnie Richard Moir Jarrod Moseley Simon Nash Unho Park Terry Pilkadaris Gary Simpson Kane Webber Michael Wright JAPANESE TOUR Four Aussies are in Sapporo for the Japanese Tour event on the Wattsu Course of the Sapporo Golf Club. Scott Laycock, Brendan Jones, Wayne Perske and Steven Conran will take to the fairways looking to post a positive result in what is a field predominantly comprised of locals. Australians at the ANA Open at Sapporo Golf Club, Japan Steven Conran Brendan Jones Scott Laycock Wayne Perske LPGA TOUR/LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR There is no LPGA action this week as the top players from Europe and the United States lock horns in the 10th staging of the famous Solheim Cup. The teams have assembled in Halmstad, Sweden before play gets underway on Friday. FUTURES TOUR No tournament this week.