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.