Date: May 29, 2008

Aussies Around The World: Weekend Preview

PGA TOUR Three Aussie big guns return to action in Ohio this weekend at the Memorial Tournament. Robert Allenby, Stuart Appleby and Aaron Baddeley will tee is up after taking some time off in the hectic lead-up to the forthcoming US Open. A group of 10 other Aussies will join the trio aiming to become the first player from down under to win here since Grag Norman triumphed in 1995. Australians at the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club, Ohio Robert Allenby Stuart Appleby Aaron Baddeley Jason Day Matthew Goggin Nathan Green Richard Green Mark Hensby Matt Jones Geoff Ogilvy Nick O&aposHern Rod Pampling John Senden CLICK HERE FOR A LEADERBOARD NATIONWIDE TOUR The Nationwide Tour moves to Chicago this week for the Bank of America Open at The Glen Club. A total of 16 Aussies are in the field hoping to repeat the success of compatriot Brendan Jones at the 2004 championship which he won from American D.A. Points. Australians at the Bank of America Open at The Glen Club, Illinois Andrew Bonhomme Andrew Buckle Greg Chalmers Steven Dartnall Kim Felton Scott Gardiner Paul Gow Won Joon Lee Marc Leishman David Lutterus Jarrod Lyle David McKenzie Wade Ormsby Cameron Percy Ewan Porter Aron Price CLICK HERE FOR A LEADERBOARD EUROPEAN TOUR Only three Australians are in the field for the Welsh Open at The Celtic Manor Resort this week. No Aussie has ever won this event, but if recent history means anything it will be a hotly contested championship. Last year the European Tour record for most players tied for the lead after 18 holes was broken after NINE players found themselves at four-under through the opening round. Australians at the Celtic Manor Wales Open at The Celtic Manor Resort, Wales Peter Fowler Peter O&aposMalley Scott Strange CLICK HERE FOR A LEADERBOARD ASIAN TOUR No tournament this week. JAPANESE TOUR A healthy field of Aussies is currently in action at the Mitsubishi Diamond Golf Cup in Japan. Led by Australian Open champion and Japanese Tour veteran Craig Parry, the 10-strong contingent from down under will be seeking more success on foreign soil. Australians at the Mitsubishi Diamond Cup Golf, 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 An extremely strong field will grace the fairways in South Carolina this week at the Ginn Tribute hosted by ANNIKA. In fact, 104 of the current top 110 players on the LPGA money list will compete in the event that also features 14 of the top 16 players on the Rolex Women&aposs World Golf Rankings. Defending champion Nicole Castrale will return to defend her title after a sudden-death playoff victory on the first hole against Lorena Ochoa last year. The world number one unfortunately had to withdraw overnight but the field certainly does not lack depth. Other prominent players include LPGA Rookie of the Year Angela Park, American star Paula Creamer, ever-popular drawcards Natalie Gulbis and Brittany Lincicome as well as Cristie Kerr and Laura Davies, winner of 69 tournaments worldwide. Australia&aposs charge will be spearheaded by Karrie Webb who will also be joined by players such as Katherine Hull, Lindsey Wright and Golf Australia National Squad member Alison Whitaker who will be making her LPGA debut after winning a sponsor&aposs invite at the University of Florida Challenge in March. Australians at the Corning Classic at Corning Country Club, New York Wendy Doolan Michelle Ellis Rachel Hetherington Katherine Hull Sarah Kemp Jan Stephenson Alison Whitaker Lindsey Wright CLICK HERE FOR A LEADERBOARD FUTURES TOUR Two Aussies are in action on the Futures Tour this week, the developmental tour for the LPGA. Rachel Bailey and Sarah Jane Kenyon will both be hoping for a positive result in this 54-hole Wisconsin championship. Australians at the Aurora Health Care Championship at Geneva National Golf Club, Wisconsin Rachel Bailey Sarah Jane Kenyon CLICK HERE FOR A LEADERBOARD LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR A strong field of Australians will contest the Ladies German Open this week featuring a balance of experience and fresh talent. Rookies Frances Bondad and Kate Combes make consecutive starts, two-time LET event winner Nikki Garrett is also in the field while veteran Joanne Mills is also playing along with Anna Rawson who &aposhopped the pond&apos from the LPGA Tour last week to be in Germany for the championship. Australians at the Ladies German Open at Golfpark Gut Hausern, Germany Frances Bondad Cherie Byrnes Kate Combes Nikki Garrett Leah Hart Dana Lacey Karen Lunn Joanne Mills Bronwyn Mullins-Lane Anna Rawson CLICK HERE FOR A LEADERBOARD