The Emirates Australian Open is the main event on the Australasian PGA Tour. Many big names have won this tournament since it was first played back in 1904.
Players such as Gary Player (7 wins), Jack Nicklaus (6 wins) and Greg Norman (5 wins) have all lifted the Stonehaven Cup along with recent winners Adam Scott, Geoff Ogilvy and Defending Champ Greg Chalmers.
The tournament is being played at The Lakes Golf Club in Sydney for the third year running. It is a Par 72 course measuring 6938 yards.
It is a real shot makers course with many strategic options available to the players. Keeping the ball straight and in play will be the key this week as the course is surrounded by water and sand.
The front nine feels as though you are playing right on the beach due to the amount of sand you have to contend with while the back nine is like playing on a course surrounded by water. You feel like you are playing two different courses.
Players will also need to watch out for the north-easterly wi...