GOOD NEWS for those intending to catch the 2013 Emirates Australian Open at Royal Sydney Golf Club with confirmation Jason Day will be a starter.
Day has had another eye-catching year on the US PGA Tour with his second at the US Open, third at the US Masters, and he remains well in contention for the Tour Championship in Atlanta this week.
Day will join Adam Scott and Rory McIlroy in Sydney for the Open, to be held from November 28 – December 1.
“I’m looking forward to coming back to Sydney for the Emirates Australian Open,” Day said this week.
“The Open has always had a special place in the hearts of Australian players and I’ll be ready to do battle with all the other guys at Royal Sydney and hopefully win my first Stonehaven Cup,” he said.
Day, 25, finished in a tie for fourth when he last played the Open in 2011, which was held the week before the Presidents Cup, It seems the big international events might be the extra spur in getting the US based golfer back down under.
Golf Australia CEO Stephen Pitt is certainly delighted to see his return.
“Jason has been right in contention in recent Major championships — particularly at the Masters and U.S Open — and we’re thrilled that he will be back in Sydney to contest the Open,” Pitt said.
“Together with Masters champion Adam Scott, we’ve got Australia’s two hottest golfers ready to go head-to head with two-time Major champion Rory McIlroy for what will be a big week of golf in Sydney.”