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