JBWERE Masters winner Stuart Appleby has confirmed he will be a starter at the 2010 Australian Open at The Lakes in Sydney in a couple of weeks.
The in-form Victorian will be vying for his second Stonehaven Cup after claiming the title in 2001.
Appleby is the latest big name player to announce his participation along with compatriots and former winners Aaron Baddeley and John Senden.
Baddeley won the event in 1999 as an amateur and successfully defended the title the following year as a professional, while Senden won in 2006.
Appleby was runner-up last year at the NSW Golf Club to Adam Scott, who is also fresh from a big win at the Singapore Open.
The star-studded line up this year also includes Greg Norman, Geoff Ogilvy and Americans Fred Couples and John Daly.
The Open will be held from December 2 – 5 with tickets available from Ticketek online or by phoning 13 28 49.