Scott to be given time over Olympics decision, says GA boss

Adam Pengilly 7:35 AM   Golf Australia chief executive Stephen Pitt won't pressure former world No.1 Adam Scott to help spearhead Australia's Olympic Games squad after ambitiously targeting more than two representatives in the men's field for Rio.

The man who swung holes in concrete finally breaks through

Eye on victory: Matt Jones after putting on the 4th hole during the Australian Open champion.

Adam Pengilly   Matt Jones practised that hard at coach Gary Barter's home there are concrete grooves in his garage from his feet. And the boy who would ride his bike across the Como bridge every night won't want them fixed anytime soon after becoming Australian Open champion.

Ruffels expecting good marks as schooling takes preference

Ryan Ruffels.

Adam Pengilly   Ryan Ruffels is Australia's next big thing. But try telling the soon-to-be-professional he shouldn't have finished school this month, where he expects good marks.

Pampling's course record changes travel plans

Rod Pampling shot an astonishing 61.

Matt Murnane   When Rod Pampling sat down to a drink with his current and former caddie on Saturday night, he basically gave himself no chance of winning the Australian Open.

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Jones wins the Australian Open

Matt Jones saluted on Sunday at The Australian.

Matt Murnane   Australian Matt Jones has won the 2015 Australian Open, seeing off defending champion and world No.1 Jordan Speith by one stroke.

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Millar's recharge mission aims for World Golf Championships

Canberra's Matt Millar hopes to refocus and aim for a spot at the World Golf Championships.

Chris Dutton   Canberra golfer Matt Millar hopes he can recharge and refocus in time to force his way up the Australian Order of Merit and earn a spot at the lucrative World Golf Championship.

Open goes back to Royal Sydney

Rory McIlroy won the Australian Open at Royal Sydney in 2013.

The Australian Open golf championship will switch back to Royal Sydney next year after two years at fellow Sydney club The Australian.

Royal Sydney reclaims Open for 2016

Big drawcard: Jordan Spieth plays out of the bunker on the fourth hole during day three of the 2015 Australian Open at The Australian Golf Club in Sydney.

Adam Pengilly   The Australian Open will return to Royal Sydney next year after Golf Australia chief executive Stephen Pitt announced plans for it to revert to the Rose Bay layout.

Brown fires hole-in-one, but where's the prize?

Ace: Anthony Brown sinks a 198-metre hole in one.

Adam Pengilly   Anthony Brown is no stranger to hole-in-ones. But after firing an Australian Open ace, the Victorian is wondering what he has to do to snare a prize for it?


Millar wants to find form after tough week

Canberra's Matt Millar wants to find his rhythm in Sydney after slipping out of contention for the Australian Open.

Chris Dutton   Canberra's Matt Millar only needed to look at his scorecard to realise a week is a long time in golf.

Spieth piles pressure on Jones before final round

On song: Jordan Spieth.

Adam Pengilly   World No.1 Jordan Spieth holed a spectacular eagle on his second last hole of Saturday's third round, throwing down the gauntlet to the Australian Open's long-time leader Matt Jones.

Scott still hoping for 'something special'

Adam Scott tees off on the fourth hole during day three of the Australian Open on Saturday.

Matt Murnane   For 100 years the Australian Open has continually produced "something special" on the final day, and Adam Scott has not given up on it happening again this year.

Hole in one lights up Aussie Open

Anthony Brown.

Darren Walton   It was a gloomy morning at The Australian Golf Club until the 33-year-old Victorian picked up his five iron and strode to the second tee.

Spieth takes softly-softly approach as officials pounce on slow play

Local knowledge: Matt Jones blasts out of a fairway bunker on the 18th hole.

Adam Pengilly   Jordan Spieth is slowly chipping away at Matt Jones' Australian Open lead. But tournament officials were less than impressed with the pace of play of his group and issued a warning.

Scott worn out by long year

Adam Scott reacts after a missed putt.

Matt Murnane   A worn-out Adam Scott admits the most frustrating and unfulfilling year of his career is taking its toll at the Australian Open.

Pakistani Amin makes history despite missing cut

Making a mark: Hamza Amin is the first Pakistani to play in the Australian Open.

Adam Pengilly   His name won't appear anywhere near a leaderboard over the weekend, but there was a significant milestone when Hamza Amin became the first Pakistani to play in the Australian Open.

Scott back from the brink

Gritty fightback: Adam Scott kept his hopes alive.

Matt Murnane   Adam Scott stared down another first-round freefall at the Australian Open, but ultimately left stronger for having done so, and will now look to make his charge.

Scott's putting woes plunge him out of contention

Frustrating morning: Adam Scott reacts after a missed putt on the 10th hole.

Adam Pengilly   Adam Scott's putting woes show no sign of slowing down after the former world No.1 slipped further from contention in the Australian Open on Friday.

Pre-tournament weights gives Tighe leg-up to shock Open lead

Great start: Lincoln Tighe speaks to the media after finishing his round during day one of the 2015 Australian Open at The Australian Golf Club.

Adam Pengilly   Lincoln Tighe looked at Wednesday's Pro-Am draw and agreed he didn't deserve a spot in the field. So he went for a pre-tournament weights workout and returned the next day to take a surprise Australian Open lead.

Spieth splutters during testing first round

Shaky start: Jordan Spieth plays his second shot on the fifth on Thursday morning.

Adam Pengilly   Defending Australian Open champion Jordan Spieth had a "brain fart" to finish a lacklustre opening round in Sydney. He's just praying it doesn't come back to haunt him.