Australian Open, Tom Watson will be there August 31 2012

Eight-time major winner and Champions Tour regular Tom Watson will play in the Australian Open in December 2012.

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 Tom Watson, the  eight-time Major champion will contest the Australian Open this year, along with Adam Scott, defending champ Greg Chalmers and 2006 US Open winner Geoff Ogilvy .

It will be contested at  The Lakes, Golf Australia, and  chief executive Stephen Pitt has vowed to make more announcements ahead of the December 6-9 tournament, Stephan said;

" It's fantastic to welcome back these four past winners of the Stonehaven Cup to the Emirates Australian Open. Tom is one of the household names in world golf and we can't wait to have he, Adam, Geoff and defending champion Greg back in action at  The Lakes. It's the pinnacle week in Australian golf and things are continuing to shape up really well for the Championship." Tom,  whose career victories include five British Opens, two US Masters and a US Open, will contest the event for the first time in close to 30 years, having won it back in 1984. Good to see you Tom, have a great event.