EMIRATES AUSTRALIAN OPEN

Live Coverage of the 2012 Emirates Australian Open from The Lakes Golf Course in Sydney Australia

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  • 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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  • 12/8/2012 5:46:41 AM | PGA Media
    Senden walking to the scorers hut, acknowledging the support from the crowd. He seems very happy with his result today.
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  • 12/8/2012 5:55:13 AM | PGA Media
    Fraser and B.Jones both drop a shot on 18 to finish at -2 (T9).
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  • 12/8/2012 5:55:14 AM | PGA Media via mobile

    John Senden our tournament leader

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  • 12/8/2012 6:02:37 AM | Shaun via mobile

    MonsterBall firing up at the Lakes

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  • 12/8/2012 6:02:50 AM | PGA Media
    And the contenders are:
    1st at -7 - Senden
    2nd at -5 - Rose
    T3rd at -4 - M.Jones, Senior, Pratt
    T6th at -3 - Appleby, Stanley, Percy
    T9th at -2 - Millar, Scott, Geary, Stolz, Goggin, S.Jones, Cullen, B.Jones, Fraser
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  • 12/8/2012 6:10:51 AM | Shaun via mobile

    Look at this unit!!!

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  • 12/8/2012 6:14:15 AM | Shaun via mobile

    We have cheer leaders :)

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  • 12/8/2012 6:24:29 AM | Shaun via mobile

    This bloke just hit it 375m

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  • 12/8/2012 6:45:47 AM | PGA Media
    We will be back in the morning to cover the final round of the Emirates Australian Open. Its sure to be a great showdown with so many great players within 5 shots of the lead and with the wind expected to increase again in the afternoon, one of the players teeing off in the morning could post a score good enough to win. See you all tomorrow.
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  • 12/8/2012 10:29:10 PM | PGA Media
    Good morning everyone, live blogging for the final round will commence at 9.30am and continue until end of play.
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  • 12/8/2012 10:29:10 PM | PGA Media

    Weather this morning was ideal for scoring. Winds expected to increase by 11am and strengthen throughout the afternoon.

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  • 12/8/2012 10:31:26 PM | PGA Media
    Early movers for the final round are:
    Kurt Barnes -3 today and +6 overall
    Tom Watson -3 today and +5 overall
    Matthew Ballard -2 today and +6 overall
    Zhou Guo-wu -2 today and +3 overall
    Paul Spargo -2 today and +1 overall
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  • 12/8/2012 10:33:38 PM | PGA Media
    On the front 9 today the easiest holes so far are: Hole 9, Hole 1 and Hole 6.
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  • 12/8/2012 10:37:18 PM | PGA Media
    Players and officials at this week’s Emirates Australian Open will be supporting the New South Wales Police Force by helping to raise funds for the family of Detective Inspector Bryson Anderson who was tragically murdered in the line of duty earlier this week.Read More...
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  • Players will wear ribbons in memory of Det. Insp Bryson Anderson who was murdered in the line of duty #ausopengolf pbs.twimg.com/media/A9n_LDmCEAEjZUa.jpg

  • 12/8/2012 10:47:26 PM | Nicole O'Farrell via mobile
    Brenton- I think that wind increase has arrived early. Strong gusts blowing hats everywhere!
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  • 12/8/2012 10:47:52 PM | PGA Media
    Matthew Giles makes a great eagle on 13 (par 4)
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  • 12/8/2012 10:58:39 PM | Nicole O'Farrell via mobile

    Defending Champion Greg Chalmers is warming up in the range. Geoff Ogilvy, Stephen Leaney, Matt Stieger and Cameron Smith also here.

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  • 12/8/2012 11:00:27 PM | PGA Media via mobile

    Geoff Ogilvy warming up on the range. The windy conditions could suit him today given he grew up on the Melbourne Sandbelt

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  • 12/8/2012 11:02:35 PM | PGA Media
    O'Hern comes out strong with a birdie on his first, par on his second and third, yesterday he had consecutive bogeys on holes 2,3 and 4
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  • 12/8/2012 11:14:13 PM | Nicole O'Farrell via mobile

    Gareth Paddison teeing off for the final round. Starts at 1-under par.

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  • 12/8/2012 11:22:14 PM | PGA Media
    12 birdies on the first already today more than any other hole at this stage.
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  • 12/8/2012 11:25:46 PM | PGA Media
    Some players that are bogey free and starting to creep up.
    - Brett Rankin -3 for the day moves to +1 and T31 for the tournament.
    - Michael Hendry just started and is -1 for the round and at Even par for the tournament.
    - Nick Flanagan is -2 for the round and at +1 overall.
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  • 12/8/2012 11:26:54 PM | PGA Media
    Watson pars the 17th hole to remain bogey free. Can he produce another good result on 18 and finish on a high?
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  • 12/8/2012 11:28:37 PM | PGA Media
    Felton birdies the first to move to -2 and T9.
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  • This how some great camera shots for TV are achieved at #AusOpenGolf #SickWheels pbs.twimg.com/media/A9oVcBXCEAAt0fc.jpg

  • 12/8/2012 11:42:05 PM | PGA Media
    Watson finishes with a bogey free round and completes his Emirates Australian Open campaign at +5
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  • 12/8/2012 11:45:08 PM | Shaun via mobile

    Tom still so forgiving of his time with the press and media. It's been great having you here Tom

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  • 12/8/2012 11:47:27 PM | Shaun via mobile

    Adam Scott getting ready for today's final round. The long putter may be a disadvantage today with extreme wind making it difficult to get balanced

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  • 12/8/2012 11:48:29 PM | PGA Media

    The 18th (picture taken earlier) has the pin on the left for the final round. Players will be using the wind which will be blowing from right to left to get the ball in position here today.

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  • 12/8/2012 11:51:23 PM | PGA Media
    Nick O'Hern playing solid so far with two birdies taking him to -1 overall. If he can keep the bogeys to a minimum he might post a score that could threaten the leaders later.
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  • 12/8/2012 11:52:01 PM | Shaun via mobile

    Thank you to our volunteers for their help this week. The carry board staff may have the hardest job today, like carrying a large sail around in the wind

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  • 12/8/2012 11:54:35 PM | Shaun via mobile

    Australia's highest ranked player off to warm up his short game

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  • 12/8/2012 11:57:48 PM | PGA Media
    Chalmers moves to -2 with a birdie on the first, which despite the wind is still playing under par today.
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  • 12/8/2012 11:58:42 PM | Nicole O'Farrell

    Great to see so many people donating to the Bryson Anderson Memorial Fund.

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  • 12/9/2012 12:05:07 AM | Shaun via mobile

    Might be the best place to warm-up today with wind gusts making course and practice golf extremely difficult

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  • 12/9/2012 12:08:56 AM | PGA Media
    Marcus Fraser bogeys the first to move back to -1 (T18)
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  • 12/9/2012 12:10:21 AM | PGA Media
    Like Fraser, Ogilvy has also bogeyed the first and is now at even (T22)
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  • 12/9/2012 12:16:12 AM | PGA Media
    Ogilvy struggling already with another bogey at the 3rd. The 3rd was the hardest hole for round 3 and doesn't appear to have gotten any easier overnight.
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  • Tom Watson says even par will be a good score this afternoon. #AusOpenGolf
  • 12/9/2012 12:27:14 AM | PGA Media

    Wind quite strong and temperature has dropped about 7-8 degrees from this morning

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  • 12/9/2012 12:29:00 AM | PGA Media
    O'Hern birdies the 8th and is now up to -2 (T9)
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  • 12/9/2012 12:30:55 AM | PGA Media
    Mclean birdies the 13th and is -1 for the round (+2) for the tournament.
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  • 12/9/2012 12:32:13 AM | Shaun
    With 2 Australasian Tour wins to his name, Coolum Classic and Aus PGA Champs, O'Hern knows how to get it done in Oz. Could be real interesting if he can set -2 or -3 in the clubhouse
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  • 12/9/2012 12:32:42 AM | PGA Media
    BMW NZ Open winner Jake Higginbottom shot a 75 (+3) today and finished the tournament at +11, tough week for him.
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