Super Jordan Spieth wins the Australian Open at The Australian Golf Club in Sydney.
Jordan had a bogey free final round of -8 under par 63, to blow away all competition in the Emirates Australian Open, with a total of -13 under par. a six shot margin of victory. He said it was probably the best round of golf he had ever played;
“That was definitely the best round I’ve ever played.”
“At the start I didn’t think such a round was out there, but the putts kept going in. It was an awesome experience.”
“I’m for sure going to be coming back to Australia.”
Jordan will join some of golf’s all-time greats including Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Arnold Palmer and Greg Norman to have his name etched on the Stonehaven Cup.
In second place, at -7 under par was veteran Rod Pampling, he carded a last round -3 under par 68.
Another Aussie Brett Rumford claimed third position at -6 under par for the tournament, his final effort of -1 under par 70 just not good enough.
World number three Adam Scott shot a final round of even par 71 and finished fifth place, and full nine strokes behind the leader.
There was no magical recovery from defending champion, and World number one Rory McIlroy, he finished way down the field at T 15, at +1 over par. He was also non-committal about returning next year;
“It’s been tough all weekend, I was trying to get something going, but with the pin positions and the wind, it was just very hard to get the ball close to the hole. It just wasn’t meant to be this year.”
“Depends all on the schedule and where it’s going, but I love playing in Australia. I had a wonderful time this year, so hopefully it works again.”
The gusting northeasterly breezes wreaked havoc on scores all week, and only eight players managed to finished the tournament with under par totals.