Date: May 22, 2008

Aussies Around the World: Weekend Preview

PGA TOUR Eleven Aussies tee it up deep in the heart of Texas this week for the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial Country Club. Geoff Ogilvy is among the field after taking a week off and will be aiming to become the first Aussie to claim the title here since Ian Baker-Finch won the inaugural event from David Edwards in 1989. Australians at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial Country Club, Texas Jason Day Steve Elkington Nick Flanagan Matthew Goggin Nathan Green Mark Hensby Matt Jones Geoff Ogilvy Nick O&aposHern Rod Pampling John Senden CLICK HERE FOR A LEADERBOARD NATIONWIDE TOUR Australia is once again well represented on the Nationwide Tour with 19 Aussies amongst the field in Maryland this week. The Arnold Palmer designed Woodmore Course is the venue for this week&aposs event which will be played by 23 or the current Top 25 players on the money list. Australia has had its best ever season on the Nationwide Tour with five victories in just 11 tournaments; tying our previous best for an entire season! One of these 19 players will be hoping to create history this weekend. Australians at the Melwood Prince George&aposs County Open at The Country Club at Woodmore, Maryland Andrew Bonhomme Steven Bowditch Andrew Buckle Greg Chalmers Gavin Coles Steven Dartnall Kim Felton Scott Gardiner Paul Gow Bradley Hughes Brad Lamb Marc Leishman Won Joon Lee Jarrod Lyle David McKenzie Wade Ormsby Ewan Porter Aron Price Michael Sim CLICK HERE FOR A LEADERBOARD EUROPEAN TOUR The BMW PGA Championship is being played at the Wentworth Club for the 25th consecutive year as players compete for the largest purse on the European Tour outside of the Major Championships. A total of six Aussies will be in the field vying for honours in amongst the likes of Ernie Els, Vijay Singh and Justin Rose. Australians at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth Club, England Marcus Fraser Richard Green Peter O&aposMalley Brett Rumford Scott Strange Kane Webber CLICK HERE FOR A LEADERBOARD ASIAN TOUR No tournament this week. JAPANESE TOUR A large contingent of 10 Aussies are in Japan for the Munsingwear KSB Cup. Last year&aposs championship was won by 15-year old sensation Ryo Ishikawa who was recently in Australia for IFQ for The Open Championship. Australian Open Champion Craig Parry heads the field from down under and will be joined by Brendan Jones who finished third at last week&aposs Japanese PGA and is sitting in sixth place on the Order of Merit. Australians at the Munsingwear Open KSB Cup at Tojigaoka Marine Hills Golf Club, Japan Ben Burge Chris Campbell Steve Conran Ryan Haller Brendan Jones Craig Jones Scott Laycock Craig Parry Wayne Perske Paul Sheehan CLICK HERE FOR A LEADERBOARD LPGA TOUR A smaller contingent from down under is in New York this week for the Corning Classic attempting to become the first Australian to win the event in its 29-year history. Despite there not being an Aussie on the honour roll, the list of past winners is impressive including Annika Sorenstam, Juli Inkster, Pat Bradley, JoAnn Carner and Patty Sheehan. Australians at the Corning Classic at Corning Country Club, New York Wendy Doolan Michelle Ellis Katherine Hull Sarah Jane Kenyon Anna Rawson Lindsey Wright CLICK HERE FOR A LEADERBOARD FUTURES TOUR No tournament this week. LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR After several weeks off, the Ladies European Heads to Switzerland for the Ladies Swiss Open. Two-time LET winner Nikki Garrett heads an Australian field featuring a number of young up and comers including former National Squad members Frances Bondad and Kate Combes. The action gets underway Thursday evening (AEST). Australians at the Ladies Swiss Open at Golf Gerre Losone, Switzerland Frances Bondad Cherie Byrnes Kate Combes Nikki Garrett Leah Hart Dana Lacey Karen Lunn Joanne Mills Bronwyn Mullins-Lane CLICK HERE FOR A LEADERBOARD