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American Presidents Cup Players to Play in Australia

Woods and co travel down under to prepare

Posted Oct 12, 2011 by Chris White

Tiger was back in action last week ahead of the Presidents Cup

Tiger Woods and three of his American Presidents Cup teammates will take part in the Australian Open just a week before the competition kicks off at Royal Melbourne.

Matt Kuchar, Nick Watney and Hunter Mahan have all been added to the list of participants for the event at The Lakes in Sydney from 10th to 13th November. Kuchar qualified in first place in the Presidents Cup standings after a successful and consistent season on the PGA Tour, while Watney won two events and Mahan lost in a playoff last time out, at the Tour Championship event in Atlanta.

While Woods had already committed to the event, as had Dustin Johnson, it is expected that FedEx Cup winner Bill Haas will announce his participation next week, according to the organisers.

The international team will be there in numbers as they get their preparations for the Presidents Cup under way and aim to increase their sharpness down under to win back the trophy.

Adam Scott, winner of the Australian Open in 2009, has also entered at The Lakes, while two-time winner Robert Allenby will also take to the tee. Aaron Baddeley, who won the event as an amateur in 1999 and defended his title a year later as a pro, is also expected to confirm his attendance next week.

Both Presidents Cup captains – Fred Couples and Greg Norman – will also take part.

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