Date: December 03, 2008

Tim Clark chases Australian Open history

Three-time European Tour winner and US Tour player Tim Clark will join the world-class field at The Royal Sydney Golf Club from December 11-14. Clark, a member of the 2003 and 2005 Presidents Cup international team will look to finish his Australian visit on a major high. The former Scottish Open winner and world number 42 has had a solid year overseas including a tie for second at the Crowne Plaza Invitational in Texas where he finished a shot behind Phil Mickelson. Championship Director Trevor Herden said he was delighted to welcome Clark to The Royal Sydney Golf Club and give him the chance to fight for the coveted Stonehaven Cup. Tim is an exceptional player who has had a great year in the US and Europe and will be a boost to the international contingent at the 2008 Australian Open, Herden said. The Australian Open has an illustrious history with outstanding South African golfers and it will be Tim s chance to battle for one of the world s most exclusive titles. Much of that history belongs to Gary Player-one of golf’s legends and the man whose name appears seven times on the Stonehaven Cup-the most wins in the history of the championship. Speaking ahead of his Australian Open debut, Clark said he was looking forward to creating his own slice of history in Sydney. I m pleased to be able to play the Australian Open and take on the challenges of Royal Sydney, Clark said. Gary Player won the Australian Open seven times and I m looking forward to the opportunity to add another South African name to the rich history of the Stonehaven Cup. The 2008 Australian Open will be held from 11-14 December at The Royal Sydney Golf Club.