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.
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