Golf

Spieth heads back to Sydney for Oz Open

2016-06-21 07:20
golf, us open, jordan spieth
Jordan Spieth (Getty Images)

Sydney - World number two Jordan Spieth confirmed Tuesday he will play the Australian Open for a third straight year, returning to a tournament where he has enjoyed success.

The American two-time major winner won the tournament by six shots in late 2014, a victory that set him up for his breakthrough year where he won the first two majors of 2015.

He returned last year when he narrowly missed a playoff, finishing tied-second with Adam Scott, a shot behind winner Matt Jones.

"I look back at my win in the 2014 Emirates Australian Open with great memories as it helped me build momentum for 2015," said the 22-year-old Spieth, whose US Open defence ended with a whimper on Sunday in Pennsylvania as he finished tied 37th after a final-round 75.

"The Emirates Australian Open seems to grow in stature among the world's players every year. The field is always strong and Royal Sydney should be a great test."

The tournament gets under way at Royal Sydney Golf Club from November 17.

Read more on:    jordan spieth  |  golf

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
Vote

Which is your favourite event on the golfing calendar?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.