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

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  • 12/9/2012 12:33:48 AM | Shaun
    With the leaders not far away, time to look at the contenders...
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  • 12/9/2012 12:34:42 AM | Shaun
    Peter Senior will have the experience and the game to handle todays difficult conditions, anything around even par may get the job done
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  • 12/9/2012 12:35:49 AM | PGA Media
    Ogilvy and Griffin with three bogeys in first four holes. Both are now at +2.
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  • 12/9/2012 12:37:21 AM | Shaun
    Coming from Europe, we expect Justin Rose to draw on his European Tour and traditonally windly Tournament golf to shoot something around even par although he made a mess of 17 and 18 coming in yesterday
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  • 12/9/2012 12:40:10 AM | Shaun
    The last of my Top 3 is John Senden; with a two shot lead and a reputation as one of the worlds best ball strikers, par golf will win his this event. Who are your 3 tips for today?
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  • 12/9/2012 12:42:53 AM | Shaun
    Defending Champion Greg Chalmers follows a birdie on the first with bogeys on two and three
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  • 12/9/2012 12:48:20 AM | Bobby Bailey
    hope they are able to get the round in today
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  • 12/9/2012 12:49:24 AM | Bobby Bailey
    like kyle stanley or john senden to take it all.
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  • 12/9/2012 12:49:45 AM | PGA Media
    Just a reminder to people watching at home follow live scores using the Official PGA Tour of Australasia iPhone app available on the App Store DOWNLOAD HERE
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  • 12/9/2012 12:49:52 AM | Nicole O'Farrell via mobile

    The TV tower on 18 has blown over in the wind

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  • 12/9/2012 12:52:29 AM | Shaun
    To all our fans out there, we will keep you updated on the weather every 30min to make sure you don't miss a minute.
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  • 12/9/2012 12:55:36 AM | Shaun
    Nick O'Hern after being -3 thru 9 holes and moving to T9, made triple bogey on 10 just before play was suspended. Tough break
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  • 12/9/2012 12:56:34 AM | PGA Media

    Watson stopping to sign autographs for the volunteers before heading off.

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  • 12/9/2012 12:58:47 AM | ozzyopen
    Steve Allan and Tom Watson in a playoff!
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  • 12/9/2012 1:03:32 AM | Shaun via mobile
    Just here with Pom, Peter O'Malley, "it's just brutal out there, very difficult to stand over a putt and the 12th green is so exposed....I really noticed it get up over last couple of holes"
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  • 12/9/2012 1:03:44 AM | Nicole O'Farrell via mobile
    Tournament Director Andrew Langford-Jones says they're doing all they can to preserve the tournament. He said balls were moving on about 8 different greens.
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  • 12/9/2012 1:05:07 AM | Shaun via mobile
    Our Chinese guest Liang said he hasn't seen anything like, just as strong as the British Open
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  • 12/9/2012 1:05:21 AM | Nicole O'Farrell via mobile
    Andrew also said player and spectator safety is of most importance and they will only restart play once they're confident no one is in danger.
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  • 12/9/2012 1:06:32 AM | Nicole O'Farrell via mobile
    Predictions are that play won't restart for at least an hour. Wind gusts are still being clocked at up to 80kms.
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  • 12/9/2012 1:08:19 AM | Shaun via mobile
    Matty Millar wishes he could have his tee shot on one back, hit it right into the sandy waste area as they suspended play
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  • 12/9/2012 1:13:14 AM | Nicole O'Farrell via mobile
    World No. 4 Justin Rose is hanging in the tournament office watching the TV coverage with Tour staff.
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  • 12/9/2012 1:14:02 AM | PGA Media

    This is what the weather is doin at the moment. As you can see wind gusts of 79km/h.

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  • 12/9/2012 1:15:29 AM | Shaun via mobile
    The boys here in the players lounge are worried the Emirates tee markers may take off
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  • 12/9/2012 1:17:56 AM | PGA Media via mobile

    James McLean chats to ABC about how tough the conditions are

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  • 12/9/2012 1:19:19 AM | PGA Media
    Before play was suspended only two holes were playing under par, the 7th and 13th. Just shows how tough the conditions were leading up to the suspension of play.
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  • 12/9/2012 1:19:39 AM | Shaun via mobile
    Nick Cullen found it difficult to keep his ball on the second green. He called the rule official over to inspect but putted out for bogey
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  • 12/9/2012 1:21:56 AM | PGA Media via mobile

    Justin Rose signs autographs whilst play is suspended. He is yet to tee off in the final round

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  • 12/9/2012 1:22:23 AM | Shaun via mobile
    Some players here are saying as the ball was about to come to rest, wind gusts would push it another 6ft past, this happened to Jones on the second
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  • 12/9/2012 1:23:22 AM | Nicole O'Farrell via mobile
    Just heard a player suggest they take a vote to decide if they play on. Unfortunately it just doesn't work like that!
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  • 12/9/2012 1:24:44 AM | Shaun via mobile
    With Mike Hendry who played with O'Hern....said he was playing unbelievable till he hit it left on 10, chipped out sideways and missed the green before a 3-putt cost him triple
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  • Safety of players was the first concern then the course became unplayable when winds reached 80km/h #ausopengolf
  • 12/9/2012 1:36:36 AM | Shaun via mobile
    Appleby and Pilkadaris are very impressed with the food today in the players lounge
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  • 12/9/2012 1:37:48 AM | Doug
    Outrageous, the leaders get the best of the weather, what chance of those hoping to get a score in the clubhouse.
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  • 12/9/2012 1:47:54 AM | PGA Media

    Weather Update: Wind still holding at the 60-70 km/h mark. It is expected to drop in the next hour or so. Fingers crossed.

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  • 12/9/2012 1:51:46 AM | Tony
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  • 12/9/2012 1:55:10 AM | Jason
    Can final round be cancelled?? If so...do they play tomorrow or is there a winner...or what is the rules??
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  • 12/9/2012 1:59:48 AM | PGA Media
    Hi Jason, a final round can be cancelled, this has only happened once in an Australian Open and that was in 2002.

    At this stage they are still planning to resume play today. If they resume before 3pm they will be able to finish tonight.
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  • 12/9/2012 2:00:12 AM | Bob
    Sensational effort by the volunteers on the 18th hole to make things safe after the camera tower blew over.
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  • 12/9/2012 2:01:16 AM | Doug
    What was that announcement that just come over the pa??
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  • 12/9/2012 2:02:29 AM | PGA Media
    Hi Doug, I am not able to hear those announcement from where I am. The next announcement for the players by Tournament Officials will be at 1.15pm, so we will provide an update when we get news of that.
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  • 12/9/2012 2:06:51 AM | Shaun via mobile
    Matty Griffin and others now focusing on consuming energy during the break, no practice just put the feet up
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  • 12/9/2012 2:08:01 AM | Dave, Keilor
    Nick O'Hearn's complaints regarding the delay looked very poor on TV. Suck it up Nick, I am sure you have been the benificiary of delays in your career.
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  • 12/9/2012 2:09:21 AM | PGA Media
    Hi Dave, I think Nick may have been still upset about making a triple bogey seconds before play was suspended, not on the actual delay itself.
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  • 12/9/2012 2:10:04 AM | Shaun via mobile

    Just here hanging with Steve Williams and Scotty's bag. Adam is resting well with his ball in the middle of the fairway on the first

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  • 12/9/2012 2:11:58 AM | Shaun via mobile

    Just chilling in the players lounge, the guys be following our live blog

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