2009 Australian Open: What you need to know

The 2009 Australian Open is finally being held at one of our nations greatest golf courses. It is a tragedy the course has not held a major tournament previously. For what it is worth, it is a favourite of Sir Nick Faldo’s, Bill Clinton’s and many others.

History of the Open
First event: 1904
Current champion: Tim Clark

Trophy
Stonehaven Cup named after Lord Stonehaven, Australian Governor-General from 1925 – 1930.

Course
New South Wales Golf Club
Best Australian golf courses, #2 (Australian Golf Digest), #3 (Golf Australia).
Rated #9 best golf course outside of US – 2009 American Golf Digest

Course highlights

  • There is no preferred fairway direction across the course. The fairways zig-zag through all points of the compass meaning any wind direction will prove difficult depending on which hole you are playing.
  • The 6th hole. A majestic 185 metre par-3 which requires a tee shot to traverse a fair chunk of the Pacific Ocean to reach the green.
Marquee Pairings
am – 10th tee
7:20 Molder Leaney Allan
7:30 Scott Daly Nitties
7:40 Baddeley Pampling Leishman
7:50 Senior Sim O’Hern

pm – 1st tee
12:00 O’Malley N.Green Stadler
12:10 Ogilvy Goggin Senden
12:20 Chalmers Marino Appleby
12:30 Parry R.Green Campbell

Australian Open tee times

Tickets
Any day: $30. Full details

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