Spieth to make Aussie debut alongside national hero - PGA of Australia

Spieth to make Aussie debut alongside national hero


US young gun Jordan Spieth has arrived in Sydney for the Emirates Australian Open to be played at The Australian Golf Club from 27-30 November.

US young gun Jordan Spieth has arrived in Sydney for the Emirates Australian Open to be played at The Australian Golf Club from 27-30 November.

""

Making his first trip to Australia, Spieth is excited to visit the country he has heard so much about from his coach.

Australian PGA Professional, Cameron McCormick, is the man tasked with providing advice to the 21-year-old PGA TOUR winner. 

"This year I’ve put an emphasis on making trips overseas and taking advantage of playing golf in places I’ve never played before," said Spieth.

"My instructor’s from Melbourne and obviously has always talked about Australia and Australian golf."

"It’s really cool to have him here and to be here at The Australian in Sydney."

The pair make an impressive team, since turning Professional in 2012 Spieth has won on the world’s biggest Tour, lead at Augusta and played in the Ryder Cup.

"It’s been a great relationship since day one," said Spieth of his coach.

"We have an unbelievable time.  I learn a lot."

"He’s extremely, extremely talented and I have 100 per cent full and complete trust in him."

But Spieth isn’t just a visiting tourist; he is here to compete in the Emirates Australian Open and will play alongside national hero Adam Scott in the first two rounds.

"He’s a guy that when I’m paired with him I’m excited, because I did grow up idolising him and his game," said Spieth.

"I’ve played a good amount with Adam now and always idolised his game and the way he conducts himself." 

"I’m very interested and excited to see it this week, especially on his home soil, with the crowds here.  I can only imagine it."

While he will play alongside the World Number 3, Spieth will also be matching his game against defending champion and World Number 1 Rory McIlroy.

"To see what Rory’s done, with four Majors already and double digit worldwide victories, he’s the one that has set the bar for us and for those in the next generation," said Spieth.

"So he’s the guy that we’re chasing, in order to beat him we’re going to have to work harder than him and that’s difficult, because he works extremely hard."

But if Spieth doesn’t engrave his name on the Stonehaven Cup this week, he will be back to try again.

"It would be incredible.  It would be a tremendous honour," added Spieth at the prospect of winning the Emirates Australian Open. 

"I know that I’ll have quite a few years to accomplish that here. This is an event that I’m going to want to come back to and keep coming back to."

Related Links

Tee Times / Emirates Australian Open Tee Times
Overview / Emirates Australian Open Tournament page


Headlines at a glance