American Jordan Spieth came from behind in the Australian Open, to get into a play-off, and steal the title from under the noses of Aussies Ashley Hall and Cameron Smith, at Royal Sydney Golf Club.
Jordan birdied the first extra hole to secure his second Australian Open title after he had finished the day tied with Ashley and Cameron on -12 under for the competition;
“We love coming here, 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.”
“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 drew back a little on that and said this is our time to close this one out.”
“I’ve been in a bit of a stall hitting the shots when they mattered.”
“To hit those two shots in there right where I wanted to hit them and then to make the putt with it, is really big going forward and it’s something I can draw on all next year.”
It was a tough experience for Ashley and Cameron who a both carded great final rounds of -6 under 66, while Jordan returned -3 under 69.