EMIRATES AUSTRALIAN OPEN

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

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  • 12/7/2012 2:55:36 AM | PGA Media
    Rose birdies the 6th and moves into share of the lead at -6.
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  • 12/7/2012 2:58:48 AM | PGA Media
    Senden gets a shot back on 7 to share the lead once again.
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  • 12/7/2012 3:00:53 AM | PGA Media
    Spargo finishes the day at -1. After a great first nine he made two bogeys and a double coming back in.
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  • 12/7/2012 3:18:47 AM | PGA Media
    Ashley Hall makes a great start with three birdies in first five holes. He is back to +4 and will be trying to avoid the cut.
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  • 12/7/2012 3:19:06 AM | nathan
    c,mon nick cullen, lets bring the stonehaven cup to adelaide,and good luck to you jarrod lyle,any coverage of kyle stanley on 7
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  • Two years ago Fraser hurt his neck at this tournament and almost lost his career. Surgery saved him. Now he leads (with Senden) #ausopengolf
  • 12/7/2012 3:21:53 AM | David S
    What is the cut? Top 60 and ties...? Why don't they show what it is at the top of the live leaderboard for those of us who are interested? There will be some anxious players around +3, +4
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  • 12/7/2012 3:25:10 AM | PGA Media
    Nick O'Hern not off to a good start with three bogeys in six holes. He is at +2 and awfully close to the predicted cut line.
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  • 12/7/2012 3:32:43 AM | PGA Media
    Rose puts it close on the 9th. Should make the putt which would take him to -7 and outright lead.
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  • 12/7/2012 3:33:26 AM | Nicole O'Farrell via mobile

    Waiting for Adam, Justin and Liang on the 9th

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  • 12/7/2012 3:35:52 AM | PGA Media via mobile

    Former Pro Golfer turned media commentator Grant Dodd is following the Rose, Scott, Liang group for Channel 7. Sure to have some interesting insights

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  • 12/7/2012 3:40:22 AM | PGA Media
    Rose makes the putt, now outright leader at -7, 3 under for the round.
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  • 12/7/2012 3:44:16 AM | PGA Media
    Ogilvy birdies the 10th moving him away from the cut line and at +2 for the tournament.
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  • 12/7/2012 3:44:30 AM | PGA Media
    Arron Price having a good day he just made an Eagle on 17, sitting on -2 (T9). About to play the 18th where he made bogey yesterday
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  • 12/7/2012 3:46:42 AM | PGA Media
    Goggin having a consistent round with no bogeys and two birdies he is at -3 for the tournament. Could be a dark horse if he keeps this up.
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  • 12/7/2012 3:48:24 AM | PGA Media
    Senden with a bogey on the 10th back to -5 overall and two back from Rose.
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  • 12/7/2012 3:49:32 AM | Nicole O'Farrell via mobile
    Nathan Green drops his putter in disappointment after nearly holing a long birdie attempt on 9. Would have put him back under par for the tournament.
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  • I'm sure @JustinRose99 would be happy with that “@dcpga: @PGAofAustralia i'm making a prediction right now. Rose wins his 1st major in 2013”
  • 12/7/2012 3:57:36 AM | Nicole O'Farrell via mobile
    Nick O'Hern liked his shot off the 9th tee. Watched it roll back down the rise to settle in easy birdie range. Appleby not so lucky, pushes his left.
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  • 12/7/2012 3:58:59 AM | PGA Media
    Rose bogeys 10 to once again share the lead with Fraser at -6.
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  • 12/7/2012 4:01:17 AM | PGA Media via mobile

    Stuart Appleby putted from off the green on 9. Ball finishes in great position for him to hopefully make par.

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  • 12/7/2012 4:01:58 AM | Matthew
    Can lonard win the open again. Backed him @ $81
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  • 12/7/2012 4:02:26 AM | PGA Media via mobile
    Gareth Paddison makes a great long range putt and taps in to make par and walk off the 9th at -3
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  • very few eagles have been carded today Hyo-won PARK (on the 1st) Anthony BROWN, Scott LAYCOCK and Aron PRICE (on the 17th) #AusOpenGolf
  • 12/7/2012 4:08:36 AM | PGA Media
    Senden back to equal 1st with a birdie at 11.
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  • 12/7/2012 4:11:09 AM | Shaun via mobile

    TaylorMade are back on the putting green giving punters the chance to try the Ghost putter range. Come have a go on the weekend

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  • 12/7/2012 4:18:21 AM | Shaun via mobile
    Adam Scott is with Langers, Tour Official, trying to find where the ball crossed the hazard line. About to take a drop and will be hitting 3 from a long way back on 11
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  • Ahh the 11th hole at #TheLakes... always a place of high drama #AusOpenGolf #JohnDaly #gonefishing
  • 12/7/2012 4:20:29 AM | Kim T
    THis is great
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  • 12/7/2012 4:22:59 AM | PGA Media
    Hendry is on the putting green refining his technique, has also been practising his chipping and bunker shots.
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  • 12/7/2012 4:24:41 AM | PGA Media
    Senden's putt for par just shaves the cup on 12. A dissapointing bogey drops him back to 5-under and T3 with Brendan Jones.
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  • 12/7/2012 4:24:50 AM | PGA Media

    View from the 18th green down to the 11th with the crowd following Scott and Rose.

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  • 12/7/2012 4:28:21 AM | Shaun via mobile
    Sorry gang, Scott hit his second into the water, dropped 3, hit an amazing shot to 5ft and made the putt for par. Not another John Daly but still eventful
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  • 12/7/2012 4:34:59 AM | PGA Media
    Amateurs have been having a great season on the PGA Tour of Australasia with Oliver Goss winning the WA Open and Jake Higginbottom the NZ Open. But the trend looks to be dwindling this week, currently there are no amateurs inside the projected cut mark of 3-over.
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  • 12/7/2012 4:38:18 AM | PGA Media

    If you are at the course be sure to check out the Australian Golf Heritage Society. The guys can run you through all the old clubs some of which date back to the 19th century.

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  • 12/7/2012 4:39:57 AM | how do we
    send you a photo for the blog?
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  • 12/7/2012 4:46:51 AM | Nicole O'Farrell
    Only 14 out of 78 players currently on course are under par for the tournament.
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  • 12/7/2012 4:47:33 AM | PGA Media
    Rose back at -5 after two bogeys on his back 9, Senden also at -5 one shot behind leader Fraser who shot a 69 earlier today.
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  • 12/7/2012 4:50:41 AM | PGA Media

    As you can see the wind has definately picked up and the temperature is quite cool now.

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  • 12/7/2012 4:54:48 AM | PGA Media
    Currently Tom Watson has the best round of the day a 68 (-4) equaled by Steven Jones, Peter Senior & Joshua Younger. Can anyone from the afternoon groups match or beat it? Best round from those still out on course is Scott Laycock at -3.
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  • 12/7/2012 4:57:55 AM | PGA Media
    Goggin shanks it into the water on the 14th.
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  • 12/7/2012 4:59:10 AM | PGA Media
    There are 62 players currently inside the cut mark of +3, if three of these drop to +4 so will the cut line. There are still 33 players on course with four of them currently at 3-over.
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  • 12/7/2012 4:59:30 AM | PGA Media
    Goggin is now taking a drop. This could be costly to what was looking like a very consistent round.
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  • 12/7/2012 5:01:05 AM | PGA Media
    Goggin hits a great shot this time (his 4th) onto the green and will have a chance at saving par.
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  • 12/7/2012 5:04:31 AM | PGA Media
    Showing just how accurate he is, Justin Rose hasn't missed a fairway today and has hit 83.3% of greens in regulation, in difficult conditions. Very impressive but he is the World Number 4 for a reason!
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