Date: December 26, 2010

Australian Open scheduled before Presidents Cup

Golf Australia is pleased to confirm that the 2011 Australian Open will be played from 10-13 November, the week before the 2011 Presidents Cup. Golf Australia Chief Executive Officer Stephen Pitt said he was very pleased with the schedule. We are delighted that the Australian Open has been scheduled before the 2011 Presidents Cup. As some of the top players in the world visit our shores, golf will be at the forefront of everyone s minds. We look forward to welcoming any of the President s Cup players to compete in Sydney at the Australian Open.” “Not only will the Open provide a magnificent opportunity for players to compete for one of the world s oldest National Opens, it also gives these players the opportunity to climb even higher on the world rankings through the double ranking points on offer to the champion.” “We have consistently said that we wanted the best result for golf the schedule that grows the game across the board and the Australian Open remains the most prestigious championship in Australian golf and will be an excellent lead-in event to the President s Cup.”