World’s number one golfer is reportedly at Royal Melbourne and Kingston Heath this week.
Jordan Spieth is set to defend his title at next week’s Emirates Australian Open at The Australian Golf Club in Sydney but there are reports that he is already in Australia playing some of Melbourne’s famed sandbelt golf courses.
At just 22-years, Spieth has a wonderful sense of the history of the game and a keen student of golf architecture so it’s no surprise that PGA.com reported that he was aiming to get to Australia early to play Kingston Heath and Royal Melbourne.
“I’ve heard Kingston Heath is unbelievable,” Spieth said. “And then Royal Melbourne, I hear you get on the first tee and think, ‘Piece of cake,’ and then watch your tee shot bounce in the air. There and then Long Island, the courses there, are on my bucket lists of courses I haven’t played yet.”
It’s probably one of the few times Spieth will be able to play two of the world’s great courses outside of a golf tournament. But it does seem a little strange that the Texan is not teeing it up at the Australian Masters being played at Huntingdale Golf Club, just a few suburbs away from both Kingston Heath and Royal Melbourne.
UPDATE: Twitter updates from a few golfers confirm Spieth out playing Kingston Heath on Friday.
— Kingston Heath GC (@KingstonHeathGC) November 20, 2015
— Sam Tucker (@stucker60) November 20, 2015