Date: September 25, 2008

Aussies around the world- Weekend Preview

PGA TOUR Fed Ex Cup Play-Offs, The Tour Championship, East Lake Golf Club, Atlanta. The grandstand finish to the FedEx Cup Play-Offs has a little less zing to it this year after Vijay Singh s extraordinary performances in the Barclays and Deutsche Bank Championships. Singh s back-to-back wins in the play-offs means he only has to tee-off at East Lake to win the Fed-Ex Cup. The Fijian is too far in front in his points tally to be caught. Just two Australians will compete in an elite 30-man field which includes most members of America s victorious Ryder Cup squad, Sergio Garcia, BMW Championship winner Camilo Villegas, Mike Weir and Trevor Immelman. Robert Allenby and Stuart Appleby will fly the Australian flag in the championship. LPGA TOUR Navistar LPGA Classic, RTJ Golf Trail, Capitol Hill s The Senator, Alabama After a week s break, the LPGA Tour heads Prattville, Albama for the Navistar LPGA Classic. A full tour field including world number one Lorena Ochoa will take to the RTJ Trail. Karrie Webb and Katherine Hull will lead the Australians in the field with Hull now inside the top 40 and pushing to move further up the rankings. After impressive results at the last LPGA event, Anna Rawson and Sarah-Jane Kenyon will look to repeat that form over the weekend. Other Australians in the field include: Wendy Doolan, Michelle Ellis, Sarah Kemp, Rachel Hetherington, , Anna Rawson, Lindsey Wright. EUROPEAN TOUR Quinn Insurance British Masters, The Belfry, West Midlands The European Tour heads to the West Midlands of England this weekend for the Quinn Insurance British Masters. After a long weekend at Valhalla, Lee Westwood and Graeme McDowell will start at the Belfry alongside Colin Montgomerie. Australians Richard Green, Scott Strange, Peter O Malley, Marcus Fraser, Peter Fowler, Matthew Millar and Wade Ormsby will also start. LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR Vediorbis Open de France Dames, Arras Golf Club, France All eyes will be on record-breaking Gwladys Nocera who returns to her native France after shooting a LET tour record 29-under at the Goteborg Masters in Sweden last weekend. England s Laura Davies is also in the field after winning the Uniqa Open in Austria a fortnight ago. Australian s Karen Lunn and Frances Bondad will hope to build on positive results in the last few weeks. Joining them at Arras are Kate Combes, Dana Lacey, Bree Turnbull, Joanne Mills, Leah Hart and Vicky Thomas. ASIAN TOUR ASIA-PACIFIC Panasonic Open, Ibaraki, Osaka, Japan Scott Hend and Brendan Jones are tied with Angel Cabrera in the early stages of the first round of the Asia Pacific Open in Japan. Hend and Jones were at 2-under. Craig Parry sits a stroke behind at 1-under. Rick Kulacz, Kane Webber, Scott Barr and Adam Blyth are due to begin their rounds later. JAPAN TOUR see Asian Tour listing (shared event) FUTURES TOUR No event scheduled NATIONWIDE TOUR No event scheduled