Jordan Spieth Hoists The Trophy At The Australian Open
Sydney, Australia – At the Emirates Australian Open on Sunday, 54 hole leader Geoff Ogilvy faltered (shooting a final round 73) opening the door for 2014 Champion Jordan Spieth. Spieth birdied holes twelve, Thirteen, Sixteen and made remarkable par saves on the final two holes of regulation (69) to reach 12 under par, just enough to take on Queenslander Cameron Smith and Victoria’s Ashley Hall (who each shot final round 66’s) to reach the sudden death playoff at Royal Sydney.
After a solid hybrid off the tee, and 9 iron onto the green, Spieth made the winning putt that eluded him in last year’s edition of the Emirates Australian Open. “I had a chance last year on 18 and didn’t hit a great putt, and this time I had that same chance with a very similar putt in the playoff and capitalized, so I drew back a little on that and said ‘this is our time to close this one out’.”
Spieth who earlier called Sydney “probably my favorite city I’ve ever traveled to”, has made the Australian Open a priority on his golf calendar: “I’ve cut out a lot of overseas travel this year, but we still came here, because that’s how important this event is to us and I haven’t gone anywhere else.”
After Spieth’s maiden victory down under in 2014, he went on a tear winning 5 times in 2015 including the Masters and U.S Open at Chambers Bay.
Geoff Ogilvy T4 -10
Aaron Baddeley T4 -10
Adam Scott T14 -6
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