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

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  • 12/7/2012 12:48:58 AM | PGA Media
    Fraser birdies the 6th to move up to -6 and share the lead with Senden who is teeing off at 12noon.
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  • 12/7/2012 12:49:54 AM | martyn
    I admire the commitment shown by Steve Bowditch returning to oz after a grueling 6 days of q-school. well done in regaining your card. appears he'll miss the weekend unfortunately, blame jet lag. Is he playing the pga next week?
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  • 12/7/2012 12:50:08 AM | Shaun via mobile
    The wind has definitely sprung up in the last 15min, just in time for the afternoon players. Watch out for Gareth Paddison who enjoys windy conditions
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  • 12/7/2012 12:51:05 AM | PGA Media
    Spargo birdies the 1st to move into a share of he lead with Senden and Fraser at -6.
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  • 12/7/2012 12:57:36 AM | PGA Media via mobile

    Crowds gathering to watch Tom Watson finish on the 9th

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  • 12/7/2012 12:57:38 AM | PGA Media
    Fraser birdies the 7th to move to outright leader at -7.
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  • 12/7/2012 1:00:01 AM | PGA Media
    Sorry we had a scoring glitch with Spargo's scores. He actually made bogey on the 1st and is back at -4 for the tournament.
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  • 12/7/2012 1:02:43 AM | PGA Media
    Watson makes his birdie on the 8th and is at +2 for the tournament. Hopefully he can put it close on the par 3 9th and get another.
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  • 12/7/2012 1:05:48 AM | PGA Media
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  • Dirty day for two-time Open winner Rob Allenby 77 and will miss cut. #ausopengolf
  • 12/7/2012 1:08:39 AM | PGA Media
    Tom Watson finishes at +2 with a -4 round, what a champion. If things stay as they are now he will make the cut.
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  • 12/7/2012 1:09:53 AM | PGA Media via mobile

    Tom Watson signing plenty of autographs after his round!

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  • 12/7/2012 1:11:09 AM | PGA Media
    Adam Scott on the first hits a long tee shot pulling up just short of the bunker in the rough on the right.
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  • 12/7/2012 1:11:57 AM | PGA Media via mobile

    Tom Watson with the youngest player in the field Guan Tianlang

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  • 12/7/2012 1:12:05 AM | PGA Media
    Justin Rose follows up with a confident stroke, the ball finishes in the centre of the fairway.
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  • 12/7/2012 1:15:26 AM | PGA Media
    Ogilvy birdies his first hole moving him up to +1 for the tournament.
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  • 12/7/2012 1:15:46 AM | PGA Media via mobile
    Tom Watson has invited Guan to play a practice round together at Augusta on Tuesday of the Master!
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  • 12/7/2012 1:18:02 AM | PGA Media via mobile

    Tom Watson chatting to the media about how he hopes his score is good enough to make it to the weekend. We hope so too Tom!

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  • 12/7/2012 1:22:56 AM | Shaun via mobile

    Steve Jones misses his birdie putt on the last but manages to record a 4 under par round of 68. Right in contention heading into the weekend

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  • Fraser shortsides himself at his 18th, the 9th on the course, makes bogey and 69. Tied in the lead with Senden -6 #ausopengolf
  • 12/7/2012 1:36:34 AM | PGA Media via mobile

    Marcus Fraser finishes at 6-under after the 2nd rnd and chats about his performance with Pat Welsh from Channel 7

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  • 12/7/2012 1:41:09 AM | PGA Media
    Senden's Bogey on the 2nd puts him in T2 position with Rose and Jones
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  • 12/7/2012 1:43:34 AM | Nige
    Loving the coverage.
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  • 12/7/2012 1:44:30 AM | Grazer
    Awesome from Fraser, +3 early yesterday now -6, nice work
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  • "If I play we'll this week or next week (a spot in) the (US) Masters is a chance" @Marcusfraser has motivation to win the #AusOpenGolf
  • 12/7/2012 1:50:43 AM | PGA Media
    Ogilvy hits from the sand on 3 and comes up short of the green. Goggin produces a great approach to finish in the centre of the green whilst Senden also comes up short.
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  • 12/7/2012 1:52:55 AM | PGA Media

    Great chip from Ogilvy to put within a couple if feet. Senden's was nit as good and has a tricky putt.

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  • 12/7/2012 1:54:43 AM | PGA Media
    Senden and Ogilvy both save it with good putts.
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  • 12/7/2012 1:57:32 AM | PGA Media
    Standout rounds and spared from the cut S Jones -3 68 (T7) R Hei -2 69 (T11) P Senior -1 68 (T18) R Pampling -1 69 (T18) #AusOpenGolf
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  • "To finish 2nd in 2 of our biggest tournaments is a huge confidence boost" @Marcusfraser on last yrs Aus PGA & Masters finishes #AusOpenGolf
  • Loving the long, tough par 4s (3rd's a brute) and the strategic, shorter par 5s at The Lakes. Great design = interesting golf #AusOpenGolf
  • 12/7/2012 2:09:00 AM | PGA Media
    Spargo's streak has slowed down after starting the on the front 9 he's made two bogeys on 1 and 3 and pars... playing the 6th now
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  • Just sitting back in my chair wishing I was at the lakes playing #ausopengolf. Oh well maybe next year.
  • 12/7/2012 2:16:42 AM | PGA Media
    Senden jumps back to the top tied with Fraser after making birdie on the 5th #AusOpenGolf
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  • 12/7/2012 2:22:20 AM | PGA Media
    Hendry is trying to claw back a few shots slowly, just made birdie on the 8th
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  • Tom Watson. Absolute, living legend. #AusOpenGolf
  • 12/7/2012 2:31:50 AM | PGA Media
    Felton with two bogeys in five holes. He is back to -2 and in a tie for 11th.
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  • 12/7/2012 2:32:45 AM | PGA Media
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  • 12/7/2012 2:35:42 AM | PGA Media
    Nick Cullen birdies the 2nd and moves to -3 (T6)
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  • 12/7/2012 2:37:11 AM | PGA Media
    Senden in the sand on 6. Getting some advice from the rules official before he plays his shot.
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  • 12/7/2012 2:39:27 AM | PGA Media
    Senden ends up hitting the ball out sideways from the sand. He needs a good approach to avoid bogey.
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  • Aus Open scores: -6 John Senden (5), Marcus Fraser (F) -5 Brendan Jones (F), Justin Rose (4), -4 Garreth Paddison (3) #ausopengolf
  • 12/7/2012 2:40:16 AM | PGA Media
    Richard Green with a bogey bogey start. Back to -2 (T10).
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  • 12/7/2012 2:48:46 AM | Nicole O'Farrell via mobile

    Looks like all the good seats are taken on the 9th. Fans are getting in early to see the leading groups.

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  • 12/7/2012 2:55:11 AM | Nicole O'Farrell via mobile

    A long birdie chance for Spargo on the 9th. He'd love to see this drop to go to 2-under.

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