The Emirates Australian Open begins today.
After a Wednesday of great pro-am action and sentiment surrounding the 19 past champions in a memorable ceremony to celebrate the tournament’s 100th edition, we are down to action from 6.45am (AEDT) on Thursday at The Australian Golf Club in Sydney.
The big names roll right from the start with a host of international talent in the first handful of groups.
The morning’s marquee match of past Australian Open winners – dual major champion Jordan Spieth, 2006 US Open champion Geoff Ogilvy and former world No.1 Lee Westwood – tee off the 10th at 7.05am.
The second phase of play begins at 11.45am, with a swag of past champions mixed among some of Australia’s brightest young talent. The afternoon’s marquee match features three of world golf’s sweetest swingers – 2009 champion Adam Scott, 2006 winner John Senden and power-hitting Belgian Nic Colsaerts – off the first tee at 12.10pm.
For full tee times, visit http://www.ausopengolf.com/tee-times
The tournament’s official website, www.ausopengolf.com, will keep you up to date with all the information from around the course as it happens, including live scores at http://www.ausopengolf.com/scores and links to social media.
The popular AO Radio concept that made its debut last year will make a grander return with new technology to bring you the live drama as it unfolds. The team of Mark Allen, Andy Maher, Mike Clayton, John Huggan, Mark Hayes, Martin Blake and Matt Cutler can be heard live streaming at www.ausopengolf.com/australian-open-radio, via the official tournament app or on earpieces available on course.
Each day, we will provide a wrap of news, videos and feature stories after the round concludes.
The highlights of Wednesday’s coverage include all the press conferences and a spectacular video wrap of the Champions’ Commemorative Drive ceremony at http://www.ausopengolf.com/australian-open-tv
Other highlights include:
Adam Scott’s blistering 63 in the pro-am: http://www.ausopengolf.com/news-display/scott-burns-in-open-proam/91408
Why our past champions are so important: http://www.ausopengolf.com/news-display/old-champions-retain-important-place-in-golf/91411
Why this year is critical to Darren Clarke: http://www.ausopengolf.com/news-display/clarke-a-big-fan-of-australian-open/91409
The 2015 Emirates Australian Open, the 100th staging of the national championship, is a flagship tournament on the PGA Tour of Australasia and is co-sanctioned by the OneAsia Tour.
The winner will receive a minimum of 32 Official World Golf Ranking points.
The event will be telecast for all four days on Channel 7.
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