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.

When is it?
The tournament will be played next week!
Players will hit their first tee shots on Thursday November 23, with the tournament concluding on Sunday November 26.

Where is it?
The 2017 Emirates Australian Open will be played at The Australian Golf Club, situated approx 15 minutes south of Sydney’s CBD. Depending on traffic.

Who is playing?
Jason Day and Jordan Spieth will headline the Emirates Australian Open this year with Spieth looking to add his name for a third time to the trophy. Spieth will be in the field along with seven other past Australian Open champions including Geoff Ogilvy, Matt Jones, Greg Chalmers and Robert Allenby.

Other big names in the field include former Masters champion Mike Weir, PGA Tour winners Cameron Smith, Jonas Blixt and five-time European Tour winner Mikko Ilonen.

What happened last year?
Jordan Spieth beat Cameron Smith and Ashley Hall in a playoff at Royal Sydney to win his second Australian Open. There were a host of other well known Aussies just a few shots behind including Aaron Baddeley, Geoff Ogilvy and Rod Pampling.

How do I get tickets?
Tickets to the Emirates Australian Open are on sale via Ticketek with a day pass costing $33.65 for Thursday, and $44.90 for each of the final three days. Weekend, 4-day passes and concession tickets are also available.

How can I watch?
Channel Seven will broadcast live from the Australian Open from 12pm – 5pm each day.

How else can I follow the action?
The Emirates Australian Open has to be one of the best golf tournaments in the world for keeping up-to-date if you can’t get to the course or watch on TV. The Australian Open website will be choc-a-bloc full of great articles written by some of the best golf writers and journalists in the business.

The first thing you should do is download the official Australian Open app (via iTunes or GooglePlay).

You can head to the website or the app to listen to the always superb Genesis Australian Open Radio which will be back in 2017. And of course there will be no shortage of information coming through the Australian Open social media feeds: Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

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