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15 July 2009

For immediate release

‘OUT NOW: Ian Woosnam’s Guide to The Open 2009 – a Classic Sports Series title’

The latest Classic Sports Series title, Ian Woosnam’s Guide to The Open 2009, is out now, launched by sports and travel publisher, Absolute Publishing Ltd (APL).

Anthony Leyens, APL CEO, says: “We are proud to launch our essential annual guide to the 138th Open Championship at Turnberry packed full of everything you need to know about enjoying golf’s most famous event — and more.”

What would Tiger Woods be doing if he wasn’t playing golf? How is Padraig Harrington shaping up to be the first player since Peter Thomson in 1956 to win three successive Opens? And how is Rory McIIroy dealing with the pressure of being the young newcomer?
Find out the answers by reading interviews from key contender Tiger Woods, last year’s winner, Padraig Harrington and other major challengers, including Greg Norman; Paul Casey and golf’s rising star, Rory McIlroy.

Ian Woosnam states in his forward: “There has never been a clear winner at Turnberry and with Tiger back in the hunt there will be no easy path to the Claret Jug. Padraig Harrington is out to make history while Paul Casey is playing superb golf.”

Ian Woosnam’s Guide to the Open 2009 features a hole-by-hole course guide and Angus Loughran’s exclusive betting tips. In addition, a lifestyle section features the latest golf fashion and equipment, while there are guides to the best places abroad to look for golf property and to visit for a golf holiday.

APL has over 12 years’ publishing experience in sports, travel and customer publishing, with a range of bespoke magazines for annual sporting events from cricket, to rugby and football including the Champion’s League, Best of British Sports Review, Six Nations, The Open and the Ryder Cup.

Ian Woosnam’s Guide to the Open 2009 is available to buy for £3.75* or view the FREE digital edition of the magazine and sign up to receive more FREE sports editions too.



• *Ian Woosnam’s Guide To The Open, a Classic Sports’ Series title, is distributed through WH Smiths High St, WH Smiths Travel, Martin/McColls, Borders and all major stockists throughout the UK at a cover price of £3.25, available now.

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