Jason Day will play in the 2016 Emirates Australian Open at Royal Sydney

The worst kept secret was officially made public this week with Jason Day announcing he will play in the 2016 Emirates Australian Open.

Jason Day will join Jordan Spieth in the field for this year’s Emirates Australian Open at Royal Sydney, November 17 – 20.

“The Australian Open holds a special spot in my heart and I’d love to get my name on that trophy one day – hopefully this November,” Day said. “Injuries and family commitments have made it impossible for me a couple of times lately, but it’s a tournament I’ve always cherished, just as I know some of the sport’s greats have through the years.”

Day last played in an Australian Open at Royal Sydney in 2013 when he finished in a tie for sixth place behind Rory McIlroy, that saw huge crowds flock to one of Sydney’s most prestigious golf clubs.

“I really enjoyed the Royal Sydney layout in 2013 and it was such a good atmosphere around such a great historic course,” Day added. “I’m sure the crowds will be huge again in November – I can’t wait to come home and give it my best shot.”

Channel 7 will be broadcasting all four days of the tournament and tickets are on sale now from Ticketek.

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