2012 Talisker Australian Masters Preview: Leaderboard

ADAM SCOTT was looking relaxed and confident at his media conference ahead of his Australian Masters Appearance. Scott was still regarding what some have called his British Open “meltown” as a positive and the highlight of his year – so far. Scott reckoned long putters weren’t the problem with golf. It is technology making big distances – and some great courses – obsolete.

IT’S Talisker Australian Masters week with defending champion Ian Poulter, popular Northern Irishman Graeme McDowell and Australia’s highest ranked golfer Adam Scott headlining the bill at the Kingston Heath Golf Club.

The last time the Australian Masters was at this magnificent golf course was in 2009 when Tiger Woods beat Greg Chalmers by a couple of strokes.

This time, unfortunately, there will be no Australian Masters free to air television coverage but there is live coverage on Foxtel (details below).

Of course, the best way to experience all the sights, sounds and action is live at the course. Tickets are available from FoxTix with prices starting at $44 for adults.

Flamboyant Englishman Poulter has been playing some magnificent fighting golf of late – particularly his inspirational performance in the Ryder Cup and his come from behind win at the HSBC Champions in China – but he is sure to get plenty of competition from a quality field fighting for the right to don the Australian Masters gold jacket.

2012 Talisker Australian Masters TV Coverage

Thursday – Sunday, November 15 – 18, 2012

12:30pm – 5:30pm (AEST)

2012 Talisker Australian Masters Live Leaderboard

2012 Talisker Australian Masters Leaderboard Talisker Australian Masters Ticket Information


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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


  1. This is a bloody joke. Free to air stations are making a mockery of Australian golf by not televising this – surely the anti-siphoning regulations apply to the Australian Masters?

    I’ve got no beef with Foxtel, good luck to them picking it up if Free to Air isn’t interested in showing it.

  2. Actually, The Australian Masters is one of just three golf events on the new anti-siphoning legislation “protected” list. (Along with the Australian Open and US Masters)
    Unfortunately, all the laws do is give the free to air networks the “opportunity” to buy and broadcast the events, it is not compulsory.
    The laws just prevent pay tv buying the rights before the networks have that opportunity.
    At least the new laws also prevent the networks buying the rights to events and then not broadcasting them.
    The laws also allow the networks to broadcast the events on their digital channels, rather than forcing them to broadcast on their main channel. This should also be an incentive.
    It’s just a shame none of the networks felt the urge to take up the Masters option. It’s all about perceived ratings and broadcast costs.
    At least the Australian Open and Australian PGA Championship will have free to air coverage, and one can only hope the Masters will re-join them in future.
    Australia probably needs the ABC to get into golf coverage, and broadcast events like the Masters – and the British Open, which hasn’t been seen on free to air screens for a number of years.

  3. Was looking forward to relaxing with the Masters this weekend, another nail in the coffin for free-to-air TV, I hope those who work in the industry are starting to worry about their jobs!

  4. If its any consolation at all and of course won’t replace television, while searching for the TV schedule for this weeks Aussie Masters I came across this on the PGA website. http://www.pga.org.au/article-display/live-coverage-of-the-talisker-masters/134825

    From what I gather it looks as though they’ll be giving update from the event, the only reason this caught my eye is because my nephew who is a young golfer himself introduced me to the Ryder Cup live blog (great stuff)


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