AUSTRALIAN OPEN / Scores, tee times, favourites, and dark horses who can win this week

Here is out quick preview of the favourites, and sneaky bets for the Emirates Australian Open tees off at The Australian Golf Club in Sydney this week.

AUSTRALIAN OPEN LIVE SCORES THE FAVOURITES

Jordan Spieth The world number two arrived in Australia on Tuesday morning and was straight out on to The Australian golf course to reaquaint himself with the scene of his 2014 victory where he blitzed the field with an incredible final round to win by six-strokes from Rod Pampling.

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2017 Australian Open: TV Times and broadcast schedule

Everyone will be able to see Jason Day and Jordan Spieth headline this week’s Australian Open with free-to-air TV coverage on Channel 7.

Channel 7 will be broadcasting live from the Emirates Australian Open the Australian Golf Club in Sydney this week.

Coverage begins at 12pm on Thursday (AEST) with Jason Day and Jordan Spieth headlining the field.

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2017 Emirates Australian Open: What you need to know

The Australian Open is just around the corner and kicks off a big couple of weeks of Australian golf.

Just so you’re not completely taken by surprise when players tee off at the Emirates Australian Open next week, we’ve put together a quick Q&A guide to the tournament that includes all the basics including which golf course is hosting this year, who is playing and how you can watch.

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VIDEO / A short history of the Emirates Australian Open

With just over 30 days away from the 2017 Emirates Australian Open at The Australian Golf Club in Sydney, it’s perhaps time to get up to speed with the history of our national golf tournament.

Golf Australia have been uploading and sharing loads of great Australian Open videos via their YouTube Channel over the past few months including this one on the history of the tournament.

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PGA TOUR winners Smith and Blixt headed to Australia for summer of golf

The winning combination of Cameron Smith and Jonas Blixt is headed to Australia for the Emirates Australian Open and Australian PGA Championship.

Media release via PGA of Australia

Queenslander Smith, 24, was the toast of Australian sport when he teamed up with Swede Blixt to win the PGA Tour’s inaugural team-format Zurich Classic.

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Australian Open golf will return to Melbourne in 2020 and 2022

After a 15 year wait, the Emirates Australian Open will be back in Melbourne in 2020 and 2022.

Jordan Spieth wins the 2016 Australian Open . Image source: Golf Australia

Press release via Golf Australia:

Dates and venues are yet to be determined, but in conjunction with the Victorian Government, Golf Australia is pleased to confirm that the two “release years” in the current eight-year contract to play in Sydney will be exercised on Melbourne’s famous Sandbelt.

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Jordan Spieth to defend Emirates Australian Open title at The Australian Golf Club

Dual champion Jordan Spieth is coming back to defend his Emirates Australian Open title.

Jordan Spieth with the Stonehaven Cup at Royal Sydney in 2016 (Photo: Golf Australia)

Media release:

American Jordan Spieth, the world No.3 fresh off his 10th career US PGA Tour victory, is the first big name to commit to what promises to be an impressive field for the national championship at The Australian Golf Club in Sydney from November 23-26.

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