Australian Open. Cameron Davis Champion.

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Cameron Davis has been crowned Champion of the Australian Open at The Australian Golf Club in Sydney

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Cameron carded a final round -7 under par 64 to win the Australian Open with a -11 under par total, a one shot winning margin;

“This is a dream come true.”

“It doesn’t get much better than this. I’m going to remember this forever.”

“I couldn’t play any better today.”

Tied in second place at -10 under par were Jonas Blixt, Sweden, -3 under 68 today and Matt Jones, also -3 under 68 in his last round.

Leader at the start of play today, Jason Day, slumped to a final round of +2 over par 73, finishing the tournament at -8 under in fifth position.

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Australian Open. Jason Day Leads.

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Jason Day leads the Australian Open at The Australian Golf Club in Sydney.

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Jason took the lead in Australian Open with a third round -2 under par 71, giving him a one shot advantage going into the final round tomorrow at -10 under;

“It was tough to not force things. I know the crowds want to see a lot of birdies.”

“On a day like today, as a Professional golfer who has been around for a while, it is easy for me to see that I need to stay patient and not be aggressive.”

“Coming back and making birdie at the last made things much better after 17, I am looking forward to tomorrow’s round, hopefully I can pull through for a win.”

“The way Lucas played today; he showed a lot of maturity within himself so that was good to see.”

“He has a lot of potential, he has a great short game so when you can hit it long and have a good short game, there is always potential for a lot of success, he just needs to get a the reps under his belt, experience-wise with Tour golf.”

“I’m not focusing on too many guys tomorrow but I need to keep an eye on Lucas.”

Lucas Herbert is in second place at -9 under par, a sleepless night worrying about his one shot lead, and Jason Day led to a nervous round of even par 71;

“I don’t know how I slept last night.  It was like trying to drink three cans of Red Bull and then go to bed; that’s what it felt like.”

“But after I made a couple of good pars there to start, I think that sort of kicked the nerves and I was good to go.”

“I just wanted to give myself a chance going into tomorrow.”

“In that last group is obviously going to be a really big asset.  I’m going to be able to see what everyone’s doing and play from there and obviously try and get that shot back and maybe more than that to try and get in front.”

“I was pretty happy to save a lot of shots where I did.”

Jonas Blixt, Sweden, -5 under 66 today, shares third place with Matt Jones, -3 under 68, both of them are at -7 under for the competition.

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Australian Open. Lucas Herbert Leads.

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Lucas Herbert leads the Australian Open after 36 holes at The Australian Golf Club in Sydney.

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Lucas carded a second round -5 under par 66 to lead the Australian Open after 36 holes with a -9 under par half-way total, and will take a one hot advantage into the week-end;

“I warmed up this morning and it felt really good, and I was like, I hope this sticks around for not only today, but the next three days because that was, like it just felt so good coming off the range this morning.”

“I’m definitely trying to be a smarter golfer, obviously chipping out on 18 there, that was pretty hard to do.”

“I don’t really take lay ups too easily, it’s hard to talk me into them but I managed to get talked into laying up there.”

One shot back at -8 under par is former world number one Jason Day, a second round -3 under 68 giving him that position on his own.

Cameron Davis led after the first round where he recorded a 63, today he occupies third place at -7 under par following his second round +1 over par 72, the putting was a problem today;

“I’ve had a few weeks off, so the bit of competition rust I guess you could call it, is starting to wear off.”

“I feel really good with my game, I feel really good with my driver and my irons.  I’ve just got to get the putts to go in over the weekend.”

Defending Champion Jordan Spieth, USA, had another indifferent round today, even par 71, leaving him T19, he too struggled with the putter;

“I saw a putt go in and I told Cameron early in the round, I get one to go, it’ll all start going, it just unfortunately took me 17 holes to make one.”

“That was my second one-putt of the day, the other coming from about four feet for a par on the 13th.”

“It just was a bad day with the flat stick; it happens.”

“Given the golf course will start to bake out and you get really calm conditions in the morning that leaves the windier conditions for the afternoon.”

“I’ll have a pretty gettable golf course I imagine in the morning tomorrow with the guys really having to watch themselves in the afternoon.”

“If I can post something like five, six under, then I’m very much in this tournament.”

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Australian Open. Spieth Steals Title with Play-Off win.

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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.

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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.

Australian Open. Geoff Ogivly Takes Charge.

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Geoff Ogilvy takes charge of the Australian Open, taking a two shot lead into the final round tomorrow at Royal Sydney Golf Club.

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Geoff shot -8 under par 64 today shooting him to the top of the Australian Open leaderboard at -11 under par, and spoke about Jordan and Australian whiz-kid Curtis Luck;

“I’ve played with Tiger and Phil a few years back and that was like I wasn’t even there.”

“I was frustrated because I wasn’t a couple of shots better than I was, but it’s quite kind of nice to be invisible in a group if you like.”

“You just play golf and watch one of Australia’s best kids and one of the world’s best golfers play. It’s a good spot to be.”

Aaron Baddeley, -5 under 67 today, Ryan Fox, -1 under 71, and Jordan Spieth, -4 under 68 are all tied in second place at -9 under par.

Jordan is feeling confident;

“I felt very confident starting that round, felt like it was my tournament.”

“I feel that way here; I feel my best golf is yet to come out. At this present moment I feel very confident about where things are. I can draw on 2014 for sure.”

“I’m going to play pretty aggressive on Sunday. I may dial back on a couple holes, I’m in the position to do so. I’m going to stay true to myself.”

“That 2014 was a round that felt like an easy 63 if that makes any sense. It did wonders for me going forward so I’m very excited about Sunday.”

Australian Open. Matt Makes It.

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Matt Jones makes it a win at the Australian Open, in a dramatic day at The Australian Golf Course in Sydney.

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Matt had an up and down final round which included a bogey, double-bogey and a triple, but managed to hang on and win the Australian Open after carding a +2 over par final round, and post the wining score of -8 under par.

He was closely followed home by two big name players, World number one, and defending champion Jordan Spieth, and Adam Scott, they tied for second place at -7 under par

Adam started the day nine shots off the lead, and produced a great final round -6 under par 65, to give him the clubhouse lead at -7 under par, while Jordan and Matt battled it out between them, in a comedy of errors.

Jordan carded even par 71 for his last round while Matt recovered from his meltdown to hang on with +2 over par 73.

How they must have envied Rod Pampling, who shot a course record -10 under par 61 for his final round, to finish on his own in fourth place at -6 under par.

Australian Open. Matt Marches On.

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Matt Jones marches on in the Australian Open at The Australian Golf Club in Sydney.

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Matt carded a marvelous third round -3 under par 68, in difficult conditions to post -10 under par at the top of the Australian Open leaderboard, and maintain his three shot advantage gong into the final round tomorrow;

“One more day to go, I get to play with him; be no better person to beat on the final day and have him in the group with me.”

” So yeah, to go up against the number 1 in the world will be a lot of fun.”

“I’m just happy to be in the final group leading the golf tournament with a chance to win.”

“Of course we play golf for a living and to have the chance to win is what you want, and to go up against the number 1 in the world is even better.” 

Defending Champion, and World number one Jordan Spieth is fighting to retain his title, a -4 under par 67 keeping him in touch with the leader at -7 under par, and holding second place on his own, but three shots on this course in windy conditions is a huge advantage. Jordan set the crowd alight with an Eagle two at the 17th.

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Jordan thought he would be closer to Matt at the end of the day;

“When I finished the round I thought I’d either be tied or one back and it looks like I may be two or three, either way, it’s a lot better than I was to four holes today.”

” Great fight back, one of the best fought rounds I’ve had that I can remember.”

“He’s a guy who can, with confidence, really roll his putter well.”

” He’s a guy who isn’t fazed by the wind.  He hits a nice little punch ball draw flight and he’s not letting up.”  

On his own in third is Rhein Gibson, with a tournament total of -5 under par, after his third round -3 under par 68, and he was happy with that score;

“I knew it was going to be a little tough today with the wind and the bigger crowds but I had a good front-9 which kind of settled me down a bit and happy to shoot 3-under.”

“This is one of my top three courses in Australia.  I love coming here.”

” The greens are absolutely perfect.  You get some balls tracking on line, they’re going to go in.” 

Aron Price and Lincoln Tighe are tied in fourth position at -4 under par, with Geoff Ogilvy on his own in sixth at -3 under.

The title is really down to one of top three, with Adam Scott way back at -1 under par for the tournament, – 3 under 68 was a better effort today. He carded an Eagle three at the par five last hole to get there, with a good putt;

“A lot better today than yesterday coming off the course.”

“It was a hard grind out there today. Windy all day, pins were tucked. I was scrambling, I was hitting some good shots, making some putts.”

“It was a bit of everything out there that added up. Good in the end.”

Good to see European Ryder Cup Captain, Darren Clarke playing well, he is also at -1 under for the competition, along with Adam, Brett Rumford and Todd Sinnott.

In all there are only ten players in red figures, and that number could go down if the windy conditions continue for the final round tomorrow.