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Day to take on Spieth at Australian Open

2017-09-01 06:49
Jason Day (Getty)

Sydney - Former world No 1 Jason Day will battle two-time winner Jordan Spieth at this year's Australian Open in Sydney, organisers said on Friday. 

Australia's top-rated golfer, now ranked No 9 in the world, will be contesting his national championship for the first time in four years at The Australian course from November 23-26. 

Current world No 2 and three-time major winner Spieth is returning to defend the crown he won last year in a playoff. 

"The Australian Open holds a special spot in my heart," Day said. "I'd love to get my name on that trophy one day - hopefully this November." 

His best result at the tournament was tied fourth in 2011. 

Day has 14 top-10 finishes in the 28 major championships he has completed, including victory at the 2015 US PGA Championship. He is also a 10-time winner on the US PGA Tour. 

The Australian Open winner will receive a minimum of 32 World Golf Ranking points.

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