Nine Aussies to tee up in US Open

June 14, 2009
The US Open begins this week at Bethpage Black Golf Course in New York. Nine Aussie golfer’s qualified for the second major of 2009 and it feels a little like a changing of the guard for Australian golf.

Former champion Geoff Ogilvy is playing along with regular faces, Adam Scott, Stuart Appleby and Robert Allenby. It’s the new faces of Australian golf that makes this US Open so interesting such as Matt Jones, James Nitties and Michael Sim all qualifying for the event.

Of all the Australians to tee it up on Thursday, arguably Robert Allenby, James Nitties and Michael Sim are in the best form. Allenby has been in good touch over the past few weeks on the PGA Tour and James Nitties has had a superb season after qualifying through Q-School.

It’s Michael Sim (pictured) that has everyone talking this year, winning twice on the Nationwide Tour and is the leading money earner by a country mile. He had a great summer in Australia and he’s wrapped up a permanent spot on the PGA Tour next year. One more Nationwide Tour win would see him gain immediate promotion. Keep an eye on Sim this week.

Australian’s at the 2009 US OpenMichael Sim
Steve Allan
Robert Allenby
Stuart Appleby
Matt Jones
James Nitties
Geoff Ogilvy
Rod Pampling
Adam Scott
Michael Sim

Photo courtesty of Getty Images

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  1. Brian says:

    This should be a great tournament to watch for a number of reasons. Hopefully Michael Sim will go well enough to start featuring a little on the US tv coverage.It’s always good to watch but even better when there are some Aussies in contention.Here’s hoping.