Els, Casey and Oosty on their way to Sydney

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Three of the best swings in world golf will be on display at the 2019 Australian Australian Open.

Hot after the announcement of Aussies Jason Day, Marc Leishman and Cam Smith chasing their first Stonehaven Cup, the legendary Ernie Els, Paul Casey and Louis Oosthuizen all come to Sydney to play spoiler.

International team captain Els said he would try to recruit a few of his Presidential Cup players for the Australian Golf Club from December 5-8 – and in fellow South African East Houses, he certainly remained true to his word.

Sweet-swinging Oosthuizen, the third qualifying competition for the international team, is the 2010 Open champion and has also finished second in each of the other major championships. He is currently number 22 in the world.

The Englishman Casey has been champion on both sides of the Atlantic, including two wins on the PGA Tour in the last 18 months and has remarkably seven top-five finishes in the United States this season, culminating in third place on the recent Tour Championship. He is currently number 17 in the world.

Both men will make their Australian Open debut in Sydney.

Earlier in 2001, four-time champion Els played in The Grand on the Gold Coast, where he finished third behind Stuart Appleby.

And while Els is preparing to lead the international team as captain for the first time, he can't think of anything better than taking a new tilt at a first Stonehaven Cup.

"It's one of those world wave trophies that has such an incredible history," Els said.

"I love playing national Opens and it is a shame that I have not been able to play more often for the Australian title with dates that often clash in South Africa.

"But this year the planets are listed and I am really looking forward to playing in Sydney."

Stephen Pitt, CEO of Golf Australia, said the addition of these three champions was another great coup for the tournament.

"I think if you've seen all of these guys hurry to a club at some point in their career, you probably longed to be able to do it just like one of them," Pitt said.

"Now all three will be in Sydney and all Australian golf fans can witness first-hand magic.

"We are very excited about the field being assembled and will be announcing more big names in the coming weeks."

The Emirates Australian Open is supported by the NSW government through its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW.

The tournament, which is being organized for the 21st time by The Australian GC, is broadcast live and exclusively daily through the channels of the Seven network.

The Emirates Australian Open a flagship tournament on the ISPS Handa PGA Tour of Australasia. The winner will receive a minimum of 32 official World Golf Ranking points.

Tickets are now for sale. Go to www.ticketek.com and search for "Open golf" to make sure you don't miss seeing the best golfers in the world live in Sydney.

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