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Tryon Looks Over Australian Golf Course

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MELBOURNE, Australia -- Ty Tryon got his first look at an Australian golf course this week, and came away feeling positive about his chances.
 
'If you hit it straight and play smart, you should get around here OK,' the 18-year-old American said Wednesday after a practice round at Huntingdale, site of this week's Australian Masters.
 
'I feel good, my game is coming along,' Tryon said. 'Hopefully I will have a good week.'
 
Tryon will play the first two rounds with Nick Faldo and Aaron Baddeley, the two-time Australian Open winner. Tryon and Baddeley are both coached by David Leadbetter.
 
Baddeley, who was in contention for the lead several times on the final day at last week's Australian PGA but faded on the back nine, will try to keep his temper in check.
 
Baddeley was seen throwing his club and taking extra divots out of several fairways. He also two-putted from inches away from the hole when his stab at a tap-in putt missed.
 
'I was very surprised at myself,' Baddeley said. 'It's the first time I can remember behaving like that. I did carry on. You can have a million dollars on it, I'll be perfect this week.'
 
Baddeley has his PGA Tour card for next season after finishing in the top 15 of the Buy.com tour this season.
 
In the Australian Open at Victoria Golf Club two weeks ago, he finished a shot behind winner Steve Allan. He was sixth behind winners Jarrod Moseley and Peter Lonard last week in the Australian PGA.
 
Defending Australian Masters champion Colin Montgomerie is skipping the Melbourne tournament to play in Tiger Woods' Target World Challenge in California.
 
Tom Watson, the 1984 Australian Open winner, is also in the Huntingdale field along with Australians Adam Scott, Robert Allenby, Stuart Appleby and Craig Parry.
 
Faldo is playing despite an elbow injury that prompted him to give up his World Cup spot next week for England alongside Justin Rose. Scott and Parry will represent Australia in the World Cup.
 
The Masters is the final Australasian PGA tour event of the year. The 2003 season begins Jan. 16 at the New Zealand Open in Auckland.