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.
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