Australian Masters pro-am draw released

The pro-am event before a tournament is despised by many professionals but it is vital for sustaining large sponsors. It was at the pro-am event at the JBWere Australian Masters last year that many fans got their first close up look at Tiger Woods.
The draw for the pro-am has been released with Tiger off the first tee in the morning with a shotgun start at 7:15am. There are plenty of wealthy, wannabe golfers in the field but also a smattering of celebrities including Ian Baker-Finch who falls into both categories these days. Maybe Tiger does too.

Group highlights:
7:15am draw – shotgun start
1st tee: Tiger Woods and three blokes that work at JBWere
8th: Greg Chamlmers, Kerri-Anne Kennerley
10th: Peter O’Malley, Shane Warne, Ian Baker-Finch and Brendan Goddard

12:30pm draw – shotgun start
9th: Chris Gaunt, Dean Jones, Archie Thompson
10th: Andre Stolz, Sir Ian Botham, Allan Border

2 thoughts on “Australian Masters pro-am draw released

  • It is the ‘sacrifice’ that has to be made by professionals for the sponsors. As long as the amateurs are legitimate golfers and can swing a club and have a handicap it would be acceptable. I could think of nothing worse than being lumped with a person who is there for nothing but the publicity, not to plat golf.

  • Agreed. I would be tough going. But some wouldn’t sympathise stressing the cheques the golfers receive at tournaments end.


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