The Australian Open has been given a huge boost after world No.2 Jordan Spieth committed to the event for a third straight year.
With the tournament at Royal Sydney Golf Club from November 17-20 leading into the World Cup of Golf in Melbourne, officials are expecting a bumper field.
"I have really enjoyed my previous visits to Australia and I can't wait to get back in November," Spieth said.
"I look back at my win with great memories as it helped me build momentum for 2015."
Photos From Jordan's Victory at the 2014 Australian Open
Jordan lines up his putt before sinking it for a birdie on the first hole of the 2014 Australian Open. It might have been Jordan’s first visit to Australia but not his first connection with Australia. His coach Cameron McCormack is from Melbourne and joined Jordan on the trip to Sydney.
Jordan’s one-over 72 on the second day was punctuated by an incident on the par-3 4th hole. After Jordan’s long iron tee shot rolled just over the back of the green into light rough, an inattentive tournament official disturbed the ball, causing it to move. A frustrated Jordan ended up with a bogey. “I was not happy going to the next hole.” Read More
On Saturday, Jordan roared back with a two-under 69 in difficult weather conditions. “It was a tough track today — almost every hole has a side wind,” said Jordan. Read local coverage of the third round conditions.
Jordan was one of the few players to master the wind-swept course on a day that only eight players were under par. After his round, Jordan said, ”I almost prefer it, wind and a very difficult golf course, I feel like plays into my hands.”
Jordan acknowledges the crowd after putting on the 18th hole and winning the 2014 Australian Open. Throughout the tournament Jordan praised the fans at the The Australian Golf Course for their thoughtfulness and support. It's one of the reasons why Jordan said, "Yes, I'm certainly coming back to Australia."