Date: November 19, 2006

Get down to Royal Sydney

Golf fans in Sydney on Sunday should make the most of the chance to see some fine play on the final day of the MFS Australian Open in ideal conditions at Royal Sydney. Some of the country&aposs finest players are leading the way, including pacesetter Nathan Green and his nearest challengers Brett Rumford, Gavin Coles, Adam Scott, Geoff Ogilvy, Stuart Appleby and Richard Green, and it promises to be a shootout over the final 18 holes for the Stonehaven Cup. Nathan Green will start at five-under, a shot clear of Rumford and Coles, while Scott is just two back as he seeks his first win Down Under and US Open champion Ogilvy, 2001 Australian Open winner Appleby, and Richard Green are just three back. Spectators will also possibly be seeing Greg Norman, the five-time champion and one of this country&aposs greatest-ever players, in action for the last time at home, with the Great White Shark not sure at the start of the week whether he&aposd play another tournament on Australian soil. Norman has given his fans plenty to cheer about over the past two days, holing a monster putt from off the green at the 18th on Friday to make sure of his spot on the weekend and then carding a 68 on Saturday that came close to landing him round-of-the-day honours. Whatever happens here on Sunday, with blue skies overhead and an expected top temperature of 27 degrees, the action promises to be exciting for those who do venture out to Royal Sydney.