AUSTRALIAN PGA CHAMPIONSHIP presented by Coca-Cola

Live Coverage of the 2012 Australian PGA Championship from the Palmer Coolum Resort on the Sunhsine Coast Queensland Australia

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Our LIVE blogging team:

  • Nicole - PGA Media
  • Olivia - PGA Media
  • Brenton - PGA Tour Insider
  • Matt - PGA Tour Insider
  • Emma - PGA Tour Insider
  • Shaun - PGA Tour Insider

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  • 12/15/2012 5:30:50 AM | PGA Media via mobile
    Ogilvy nails his approach has a 4ft putt for birdie
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  • 12/15/2012 5:32:05 AM | PGA Media via mobile
    Popovic has a massive putt to make birdie falls short but great effort
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  • 12/15/2012 5:35:27 AM | PGA Media via mobile
    Zhang, Ogilvy and Popovic all make par on 17
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  • 12/15/2012 5:35:44 AM | PGA Media
    Griffin fires in a beauty on the 18th. He leaves himself with a 7ft putt for birdie which would put him into T2 at -11.
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  • 12/15/2012 5:40:34 AM | PGA Media
    Griffin misses his birdie putt and remains at -10. Goggin makes par to finish at -9. Bowditch also makes par and is back at -5.
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  • 12/15/2012 5:43:49 AM | PGA Media via mobile

    Popovic great approach from this angle, has a long putt for birdie ahead

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  • 12/15/2012 5:48:16 AM | PGA Media via mobile
    Huge cheer just came from the 18th -Matt or Brenton, was that a birdie for Popovic?
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  • 12/15/2012 5:48:26 AM | PGA Media via mobile

    Popovic birdies with a huge putt, and so does Zhang... No pressure for Geoff for a hap-trick

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  • 12/15/2012 5:50:12 AM | PGA Media
    Ogilvy pars the last to finish at -8 with a even par round.
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  • 12/15/2012 5:51:53 AM | PGA Media via mobile
    Daniel Popovic walks into score recording and high 5's fellow pro Nick Gillespie.
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  • 12/15/2012 5:54:19 AM | PGA Media via mobile

    Daniel Popovic with his putter that has served him so well this week

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  • 12/15/2012 5:54:21 AM | PGA Media
    We will go into the final day here at the Palmer Coolum Resort with leaderboard looking like this:

    1. Popovic -12
    2. A.Brown -11
    T3. Senior, Griffin -10
    T5. B.Jones, Pampling, Kennedy, Goggin -9
    T9. Dartnall, Allenby, Ogilvy, Zhang -8
    T13. Chalmers, N.Green, Wright, R.Green, Millar -7

    As you can see it is a packed leaderboard and considering someone is likely to shoot a 66 around here tomorrow its still up for the taking.
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  • 12/15/2012 6:45:02 AM | PGA Media
    We will see everyone in the morning at 10am (local time) for the final round of the Australian PGA Championship presented by Coca-Cola.
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  • 12/15/2012 11:11:24 PM | ray mayoh
    hi commentary team you are doing a fine job, question 1 I followed the Australian Open last week and other big golf events in person and was horrified to see the pros take a divot in the fairway and walk away and leave it, why do caddies not carry a sand or soil bucket with them or a volunteers have a bucket,this does not set a good example to the young people in our game.
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  • 12/15/2012 11:11:27 PM | ray mayoh
    To add to my previous question. Why are divots in the fairway not treated as GUR?
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  • 12/15/2012 11:11:35 PM | PGA Media
    Hi Ray, I have talked to the tournament director and the answer to your divot question is that players are instructed to repair divots not by using sand but rather by pushing in the turf from around the divot. The reason players do not use sand is because they prefer to hit from a solid base than off the unpredictable sand base. At the end of every round all divots are repaired by ground staff.

    The second part of your question was in regards to divots in the fairway not being treated as GUR. The rule on this is set by the R&A and the reason that they are not GUR is that a divot is a normal occurrence in the course of play. If you would like more information on this rule or other check out the R&A website here.
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  • 12/15/2012 11:44:26 PM | maree
    very disappointed to see that Zhang has sacked young caddy after three days play
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  • 12/15/2012 11:45:30 PM | PGA Media
    Hi, Maree, we have discovered that Zhang has opted to have a fellow Chinese player who didn't make the cut caddy for him for today's final round.
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  • 12/16/2012 12:04:32 AM | PGA Media
    Good morning everyone, we already have 14 groups out on course for the final round with some great scores coming in. Darren Clarke just had an eagle on the par 5 481m 3rd and has moved into the top 10 on the leaderboard. He is T9 at 8-under.
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  • 12/16/2012 12:15:45 AM | PGA Media

    The 18th pin in its usual Sunday position. Will Popovic sink the winning putt here later today?

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  • 12/16/2012 12:17:36 AM | PGA Media
    Darren Clarke follows his eagle up with a birdie. He is now T5 at 9-under and four shots off the lead.
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  • @tensporttv live coverage of #AusPGA begins in 40 mins. Will Daniel Popovic complete the fairytale or does a familiar face win? Stay tuned.
  • 12/16/2012 12:27:36 AM | PGA Media
    Jamie Arnold is -3 after 7 holes this morning. He moves up to T18 at -7 overall, 6 shots back from leader Popovic.
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  • 12/16/2012 12:32:02 AM | PGA Media
    Some players struggling on the back 9 already today. O'Hern is +4 today after 6 holes (+1 overall) and Higginbottom is +5 after 5 holes (+2 overall). The leaders will have to keep their bogeys to a minimum here later today.
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  • 12/16/2012 12:37:05 AM | PGA Media
    Already 8 birdies on the 1st and 9 on the 2nd today. Realistically players can be -5 after the first 5 holes making these holes key to those trying to chase down Popovic.
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  • 12/16/2012 12:43:49 AM | PGA Media
    Good morning everyone, the first players tee off at 8.56am. There is a two tee start again today so it will be action packed from 10am-3pm with the field trying to make up ground on Popovic who has lead at the end of every round and currently sits two shots clear of A.Brown in second place.

    The weather forecast for today is for light winds an a mostly sunny day with a top temperature of 31, making it perfect for golf. Our live updates will commence at 10am so check back soon to follow all the action from the final round of the Australian PGA Championship presented by Coca-Cola.

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  • A shout out to Daniel Popovic in the final round of the #AusPGA @PGAofAustralia. Bring it home! #golf
  • A shout out to Daniel Popovic in the final round of the #AusPGA @PGAofAustralia. Bring it home! #golf
  • Darren Clarke showing champion qualities early at #auspga. Eagle and birdie to go to -9, four shots back. Shootout today. Tipping playoff.
  • 12/16/2012 12:47:52 AM | PGA Media
    Clarke with another birdie taking him to -10 and in T3. He has birdied the 1st, 4th and 5th and eagled the 3rd this morning. If he can keep it going he will be able to mount some pressure on the other leaders.
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  • 12/16/2012 12:53:00 AM | PGA Media
    Crawford records his 4th birdie today this time at the par-5 5th moving him to -9 overall T6.
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  • 12/16/2012 12:56:48 AM | PGA Media
    Kennedy opens with a birdie to join Darren Clarke, Peter Senior and Matt Griffin at T3, 10-under, three shots off the lead
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  • 12/16/2012 1:10:41 AM | PGA Media
    Another birdie for Brad Kennedy birdies the second moves up to T2 with Anthony Brown at 11-under.
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  • 12/16/2012 1:10:59 AM | Nicole O'Farrell
    Mat Goggin has started with a birdie on 1. He's shot some low rounds at Coolum in the past. Could be a real contender today.
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  • 12/16/2012 1:11:55 AM | PGA Media
    Pampling sinks a birdie on the first. Takes him to -10 and in T4.
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  • 12/16/2012 1:12:17 AM | Nicole O'Farrell
    Brendan Jones has also started with a birdie on 1. Now only 2 off the lead.
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  • 12/16/2012 1:15:08 AM | PGA Media
    Popovic, Senior and A.Brown all on the green in three on the first hole, birdie putts to come.
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  • 12/16/2012 1:15:09 AM | Robert
    Robert Allenby Is Due A good round .. Will finish in the top 4.. I hope...
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  • 12/16/2012 1:15:10 AM | Nicole O'Farrell
    Popovic has a long birdie putt on the first to take his lead out to 3.
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  • 12/16/2012 1:18:30 AM | PGA Media
    Another birdie for Adam Crawford, he is now T4 at 10-under. 2012 has been a good year for Craw, he recently secured his card for the Web.com Tour next year and finished 5th at the Talisker Masters.
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  • 12/16/2012 1:19:58 AM | PGA Media
    Fantastic tee shot from Matt Griffin on the second, will have an excellent birdie opportunity. Great way to bounce back after a bogey on the first.
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  • 12/16/2012 1:20:25 AM | Robert
    Geoff Oglivy, and Darren Clarke(Major Winners) might fight out in a Play Off
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  • 12/16/2012 1:20:40 AM | Dev
    Really hope Popovic does it. Been excellent all tournament.
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  • 12/16/2012 1:21:26 AM | PGA Media
    Senior, A.Brown and Popovic all par the first. Popovic leads by 2 shots at -13.
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  • 12/16/2012 1:22:29 AM | PGA Media
    After bogeying the first Ogilvy goes birdie birdie to get to -9 T11.
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