Get Your Golf Stuff
Jordan Spieth from US wins Australian Open in 1st trip Down Under

Jordan Spieth from US wins Australian Open in 1st trip Down Under

Jordan Spieth played the best round of his life to shoot an 8-under 63 on Sunday and win the Australian Open by six strokes, making his first trip Down Under a successful one. Spieth's four-round total of 13-under 271 on the tough, windy Australian Golf Club made him the first American to win the Australian Open since Brad Faxon in 1993, when the 21-year-old Spieth was four months old.

Spieth birdied four holes on the front nine — three of them in a row — to lead by three strokes after nine holes, then made light of the challenging, windy conditions by adding four more on the back nine, never threatening to lose his lead.

"It's the best round I have ever played, especially considering the conditions," Spieth said. "The golf course was in great shape, and it's an experience I will never forget."

Leading local hope Adam Scott shot 71 and finished fifth, nine strokes behind. Defending champion Rory McIlroy, who shot 76 on Saturday, finished with a 72 and was 2-over, 15 strokes behind Spieth.

There were tributes around the golf course Saturday and Sunday for Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes, who died Thursday after being hit by a ball during a match at the nearby Sydney Cricket Ground.
The number 63 was used in many of them, as that was the number of runs Hughes had scored before he was fatally injured. Spieth provided the final reminder and an unintentional tribute by finishing with a round of 63.

News Gallery

  • Rafael Nadal Backhand Drill Fix your slice
  • Holly Sonders reads your Cheesiest Golf Pickup lines
  • Testing covert 2.0 irons
  • Learning Center: Play Happy
  • interview with Lexi Thompson
  • LADIES HOW TO DRIVE A GOLF BALL 200 YDS

Sponsor

  • Nike and Adidas will quit…

    Nike has decided to pull out of their golf business. This is another indication of the decline of the sport in America. Nike began its golf business in 1999, when they sponsored 20-year old Tiger Woods. A great deal at the time, it seemed to start to fall apart with the struggling professional and…

  • Three favorites to golf in US…

    Heading into the US Open at Oakmont, Pennsylvania, the field of entrants is led by a distinct popular few. These include Jason Day, Jordan Spieth, and Rory McIlroy. These three dominate the betting odds, and all for different reasons. Jason Day has claimed his position by setting records across the…

  • The new XE! Wedge - increase…

    The new XE! Wedge - increase your accuracy (golf) There's a detachment between the spirit of golf and also much of the equipment that appears each year. The sporting activity is meant to be tough. It focuses on sports skills like touch, concentration, and accuracy as opposed to speed. The…

  • Russian Golfer Maria Sharapova…

    Another one bites the dust. Or so it seems. The truth is that Russian golfer, Maria Sharapova has fallen into doping disgrace. The 28-year old tennis star has admitted failing a drug test in the Australia Open earlier this year. “I wanted to let you know that a few days ago I received a letter…

  • Who is Rory McIlroy?

    Let’s begin by saying that Rory McIlroy held the world’s number one position for 95 weeks of the Official World Golf Ranking. He has won three different majors, making him the first European to do so. Not only did he reach this achievement but he is also, along with Tiger Woods and Jack…

  • A ‘Tired’ Bubba Watson Is…

    The schedule of many golfers especially those that take part in the PGA Tour is usually very hard, you have to travel all around the world and always ensure that you are up for the challenge battling it out with some of the very best in the business. Regardless of your are, you are bound to get…