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Australian Open snares Spieth

Young gun American Jordan Spieth will line up at the Australian Open at The Australian Golf Club in November.

YOUNG American star Jordan Spieth will join Adam Scott, Rory McIlroy and Jason Day as marquee stars in the Australian Open later this year.

Spieth, the 21-year-old Texan and 13th ranked player in the world will make his first trip to Australia in search of the Stonehaven Cup and line up in Sydney at The Australian Golf Club from November 27-30.

After breaking through with his first win in 2013, Spieth went toe-to-toe with Bubba Watson at the Masters this year before finishing second.

A Presidents Cup player in 2013 as a captain's pick, Spieth has this year earned his way automatically onto the USA Ryder Cup squad where he will compete in Scotland after the US PGA tour playoffs end.

He helps bolster an impressive field with defending champion and world No.1 McIlroy, world No.2 Scott and current world No.7 Day already committed to play.

McIlroy famously denied Scott the Australian Triple Crown last year with a final hole birdie, kick starting his resurrection towards the top of the rankings.

"I'm extremely excited to be going to Australia as I've always wanted to go given my instructor comes from Melbourne, plus there's a lot of Australian players on tour saying how great their country is," Spieth said.

"So the fact it has worked out with my scheduling is awesome.

"I've heard Sydney is a great place, and never having been to Sydney before it's going to be a great experience.

"I've also heard the golf course, The Australian, is incredible and top three in Sydney, and maybe in the whole of Australia, so I'm looking forward to getting down there."

While Spieth is adamant he won't be treating the trip as a holiday, and will be out to add his name to the famous trophy, he did admit he would like to enjoy some of the local sights.

"I know I want to get out on a boat on the harbour and also catch all the cliche places to visit," he said.

"I want to see as much as I can and I am really looking forward to it."


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