Justin Rose headed for 2012 Australian Open

VICTORIOUS Ryder Cup combatant Justin Rose is the latest addition to an increasingly attractive field for the 2012 Emirates Australian Open.

It’s been a good week for the Sydney tournament with news a couple of days back the Seven Network has agreed to provide live free to air television coverage of the event.

Rose, the current world No.5, has had a big year. He won the

WGC-Cadillac Championship in March and then was runner-up to Brandt Snedeker at the US PGA Tour Championship last month.

He capped the year off with a key role in Team Europe’s heroic Ryder Cup victory at Medinah.

The 32 year-old four-time PGA Tour winner said he was excited about returning to Australia.

“I’m looking forward to coming to Sydney for my first trip back to Australia in a few years and I’ve always enjoyed it,” Rose said.

“This will be my Australian Open debut and the tournament has a history of wonderful champions and I hope I can add my name to that list in December.”

Rose has tasted success in Australia before, winning the Australian Masters in 2006 at Huntingdale.

The lanky Englishman will join 8-time Major champion Tom Watson, World Number 6 Adam Scott, defending champion Greg Chalmers and former US Open champion Geoff Ogilvy, amongst others.

The 2012 Emirates Australian Open will take place at The Lakes Golf Club from 6-9 December.

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Brian is an award winning golf writer and is the founder and editor of Australian Senior Golfer. He is a former Sydney journalist who had little interest in golf till he hit his first ball at the age of 49 (and a half). Since then golf has just about overtaken his life. Brian founded ASG in April 2008 and has since covered every Australian Open, Presidents Cups, World Cups and numerous other big men’s and women’s tournaments, spending days inside the ropes with the likes of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Tom Watson, Fred Couples, Greg Norman, Adam Scott, Jason Day, Karrie Webb, and many others. He has also played in, and reported on, numerous amateur tournaments, particularly senior and veteran events, around the country. Brian is a member of the Australian Golf Media Association and won the award for Best News Report for 2016 - 2017

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