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Jordan Spieth bound for 2014 Australian Open

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AMERICAN young gun Jordan Spieth is the latest big name confirmed for the 2014 Australian Open in Sydney.

The 21 year old Texan, the current world No. 13, will join a hot field that includes world No.1 Rory McIlroy, No.2 Adam Scott and No.9 Jason Day
from 27-30 November at The Australian Golf Club.

Spieth is one of world golf’s rising stars and has had a pretty good 18 months since his breakthrough win on the US PGA Tour at the John Deere Classic in 2013. By doing so, Spieth became the youngest player to win on the PGA Tour in 82 years.

Spieth, who has also just been confirmed as a member of the US Ryder Cup team, finished in a tie for second at the US Masters in his first appearance in April. He also represented the US team at the 2013 Presidents Cup at the end of his first year on the PGA Tour, becoming the youngest player ever to play the event.

“I can’t wait to get down to Australia at the end of the year and be part of such a terrific field in Sydney,” Spieth said.

“I’ve heard so many great things about Australia, the culture, and Mr. Nicklaus’s redesign of The Australian Golf Club. Given the great history associated with this event , I’ll be giving it everything I’ve got to add my name to the impressive list of champions.”

Golf Australia CEO Stephen Pitt said the fans were in for a treat.

“Jordan is an excitement machine. We only have to think back to when he holed a bunker shot to get into a playoff which led to his first PGA Tour win to know what his abilities are. He has consistently performed on the PGA Tour which has allowed him to become the youngest American player ever to make it inside the world Top-10,” Pitt said.

The Emirates Australian Open will be broadcast live on the Seven Network across all four days and the championship will again be sanctioned by the PGA Tour of Australasia and OneAsia.

Tickets are on sale now via Ticketek at www.ticketek.com or by calling 132 849.

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Brian is the editor and founder of ASG. He is a former Sydney journalist and is now an avid "senior" golfer. Brian is a member of the Australian Golf Writers Association.

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