Day, Leishman and Smith confirm to play 2019 Australian Open in Sydney

Three of the biggest names in Australian golf will contest the 2019 Emirates Australian Open.

Australians Jason Day, Marc Leishman and Cameron Smith have all confirmed as starters for the 2019 Australian Open to be held at The Australian Golf Club in Sydney, December 5-8.

It’s great news for a tournament that has lacked star power over the past few years and had trouble enticing some of Australia’s best golfers to come and play.

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Dates confirmed for 2019 Australian PGA, Australian Open and Presidents Cup

A change of dates for the Australian PGA Championship will see it finish a big three weeks of golf in Australia this December.

The final dates have been finalized for the three big professional golf tournaments to be held in Australia in December.

The Australian PGA Championship was originally slated to be played in early December but it will now be played at RACV Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast from 19 – 22 December completing a big three weeks of professional golf in Australia.

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Johan Kammerstad shoots stunning 73 to win Australian All Abilities Championship

Johan Kammerstad knew he hadn’t shown his best in the early rounds of the Australian All Abilities Championship, presented by ISPS Handa.

Words by Mark Hayes at Golf Australia

But today, when it came, it was simply overwhelming.

The bearded Swede’s stellar short game roasted his opposition; his one-over-par 73 from the same tees remarkably better than 25 players in the concurrent Australian Open field’s final round.

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The Australian Open was facing the same challenges 54 years ago

Attracting the world’s best golfers to play the Australian Open has always been a challenge as suggested in this article from 1964.

While researching the history of the Australian Open, and in particular the first time it was hosted at The Lakes I stumbled upon this article published just prior to the 1964 Australian Open in the Canberra Times.

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Cameron Smith on Australian Open: “I really want to get this one”

Cameron Smith has his mind firmly set on two things this week: The Australian Open and meat pies.

Returning to Australia to play the Australian Open, World Cup of Golf and Australian PGA Championship, Cameron Smith has employed a different strategy this year.

By his own admission he normally relaxes a little after the Asian tournament before coming back home but this time he has his eyes firmly on raising the Stonehaven Cup.

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A brief history of the Australian Open and what to expect this week

The Australian Open returns to the Lakes Golf Club and golf tragic Scott Warren takes us on a brief tour of the history of this prestigious event and gives us a preview of what to expect this week.

Words by Scott Warren

While the Australian Open no longer draws a deep “who’s who” of world golf as it did through the 1960s and ‘70s, it has experienced a resurgence in recent years to present fields sprinkled with stars, playing on at times very good courses bathed in summer sunshine at a time of year when much of the Northern Hemisphere has put the clubs away for winter.

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