Sydney, November 4: Highlighted by 13 former champions, including world number five Jordan Spieth and world number seven Adam Scott, the field for the Emirates Australian Open will again spark global golfing interest, putting the spotlight firmly on the Royal Sydney Golf Club and New South Wales.
Golf Australia chief executive Stephen Pitt said the chance to watch two modern powerhouses in world golf battling it out on the fairways of such an iconic venue was a chance not to be missed.
“In Adam and Jordan, we have two of the past four Masters champions who always give their all for their fans,” Pitt said.
“They employ vastly different styles, but they are both big-time players who seemingly always put their best games forward when it matters most.”
Pitt said he was thrilled to have a sprinkling of other international players including Venezuelan hero and Canadian Open champion Jhonattan Vegas, with the depth of the field again coming from a cast of local stars, including many returning from global tours for the national championship.
“We are thrilled to have so many players who’ve shown they’re capable of winning the Stonehaven Cup back again among the leading contenders – they always generate great interest around the course,” he said.
“And when you throw in the developing and amazing tale of our all-conquering amateur players who’ve qualified, there are so many storylines to play out at Royal Sydney on a course that has become synonymous with brilliant Australian Open chapters.
“We can’t wait to see how this one pans out.”
Click http://www.ausopengolf.com/full-field to view the final field.
The Emirates Australian Open has been secured for Sydney by the NSW Government, through its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW, in partnership with Golf Australia.
The Emirates Australian Open is a flagship tournament on the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia. The winner will receive a minimum of 32 Official World Golf Ranking points.
The event will be telecast all four days on Channel 7.
Tickets are on sale now from Ticketek at www.ticketek.com.
The 2016 Emirates Australian Open will be played at the Royal Sydney Golf Club from November 17-20.