It’s Australian Masters week!

The Australian Masters returns to one of the greatest golf courses in the world this week, Kingston Heath.
The Talisker Australian Masters is set to begin at Kingston Heath this Thursday and we’re going to do our best to keep you up to date with all of the news to get you in the mood for one of the great golf week’s on the brief Australian golf calendar.
Firstly, FoxSports have the TV coverage this week – click here for Australian Masters TV Times.
The official Talisker Australian Masters website has plenty of information on what is going on this week and they of course have an Facebook page and a Twitter feed for more up to date information.

Tickets can be purchased through FoxTix, prices start at $44 a day for adult admission. Good value for world class golf.
The last time the Australian Masters was played at Kingston Heath was in 2009 when Tiger Woods edged out Greg Chalmers to win by two shots. Everyone remember that year?
Last year Ian Poulter came to Australia looking for a victory and left with the golf jacket by beating Marcus Fraser by three shots at Victoria Golf Club. Ian Poulter is back this year to defend his title and former US Open winner Graeme McDowell make up the marquee international pairing.
Geoff Ogilvy is back in Australia looking to find some form that was lacking this year on the PGA Tour but going in aa second favourite behind Poulter will be Adam Scott. 
The world number six is flushing the ball beautifully but despite using a long putter, it is Scott’s putting that is letting him down. If he tames the lightning quick Kingston Heath greens this week, he might be dressed in gold come Sunday afternoon.

8 thoughts on “It’s Australian Masters week!

  • November 14, 2012 at 22:59
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    I am a big golf fan and love nothing more than sitting down on a sunday arvo to watch an australian golf tournament. How are we supposed to maximize the opportunity to raise the profile of the sport in our country when it is not shown on free to air tv?. As a result, i only found out the tournament was on through a friend this morning. All the effort to get world class golfers to Aust, and not getting the full exposure the sport so desperatley craves here. Not sure who makes these decisions, but its a big stinker as far as im concerned.

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    • November 17, 2012 at 01:14
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      Agreed -most disappointing and detremental to the promotion of the great game of golf

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  • November 15, 2012 at 11:02
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    agreed – very disappointed it won’t be shown on free to air tv. Channel 9 are fairweather broadcasters and couldn’t give a crap about the sport itself

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  • November 15, 2012 at 21:38
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    So much for all the crapp coming out of Steven Conroys mouth.
    Where is the golf coverage -Aus. Masters, ON FOX Tv, what abbout the majority of viewers. S.C. put your money where your big mouth is and ensure the golf coverage can be enjoyed by ordinary folks.

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  • November 15, 2012 at 22:20
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    Yes i agree it stinks. I read where Adam Scott wants Australia to host more big events but if we cant even get golf on free to air to give it more exposure what chance is there of that happening.

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  • November 16, 2012 at 04:18
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    I agree with the above comments very strongly lets stop whinging about the FOX coverage and lets put a strong protest to the federal sports minister. Let him know how we “free to airers” feel about NO coverage at all so send your protest via email/text/facebook. I’m sure there are a lot of golfers who can’t afford FOX. So lets do it.

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  • November 16, 2012 at 23:15
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    it is completely amazing that we can not watch what is billed as the best tournament in Australia, the past greats would be disgusted, my kids are into golf, what am i supposed to do, take them to the local pub to watch it?

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  • November 20, 2012 at 01:31
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    Since we got all these “Free to Air” channels the sport has all but completely gone – it is incredible to think that we have no golf and for thatmatter bowls coverage – I would not mind paying for Foxtel if I could pay for sport only – as I am a pensioner the full cost is beyond my limits. I am disgusted!

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