Australian Open

Golf

Stacy Lewis aims for No.1 and an Australian Open title

Matt Murnane For four weeks this time last year Stacy Lewis proved she could play like a world No.1.

Golf

Suzann Pettersen takes lead in Australian Open

Suzann Pettersen

Matt Murnane Norway powerhouse Suzann Pettersen prefers to compare herself with the world's top male golfers, rather that the women whom she is setting the pace for after one round of the Australian Open.

Golf

Norway's Suzann Pettersen takes early lead at Australian Open

Suzann Pettersen

Matt Murnane An aggressive opening round from Suzann Pettersen has put the Norwegian powerhouse in prime position to snatch the world No. 1 ranking with a win at the women's Australian Open.

Golf

Women's Australian Open Golf: Swede Anna Nordqvist sets new course record

Anna Nordqvist

Matt Murnane The Swedish takeover of the Australian Open on day two has extended beyond hole-in-one star Caroline Hedwall.

Golf

Olympic-sized battle as Caroline Hedwall and Suzann Pettersen lead women's Australian Open

Caroline Hedwall.

Matt Murnane Those with a keen interest in the Winter Olympics would know something of the rivalry that exists between competitors from Sweden and Norway.

Golf

Women's Australian Open: Day 3 updates

Golf.

Matt Murnane Chella Choi has obliterated the course record at the Women's Australian Open shooting a 62 in the third round at the Victoria Golf Club.

Golf

Chella Choi takes Australian Open lead after course record

Chella Choi

Matt Murnane When relatively unknown Chella Choi walked into the scorer's hut holding a scorecard with seven birdies and two eagles, and politely signed it in as the new course record at Victoria Golf Club, her...

Australian Open: Su-Hyun Oh latest amateur to steal limelight

Su-Hyun Oh

Matt Murnane For two weeks, Minjee Lee has played the starring role as the future of women's golf in Australia has taken centre stage.

Golf

Women's Australian Open: Day 4 updates

Karrie Webb.

Matt Murnane Updates from Day 4 of the Women's Australian Open at the Victoria Golf Club.

Golf

Karrie Webb comes from five shots down to win Australian Open

Karrie Webb kisses her trophy after coming from behind to win the Women's Australian Open.

Matt Murnane Karrie Webb comes from behind to finish at 12 under, one shot clear of Korean Chella Choi.

Golf

The master bounces back to win fifth Australian Open title

Karrie Webb

Matt Murnane Karrie Webb bounces back from horror start to the season to win her fifth Women's Australian Open title.

Australian Open: Day Two

Australian Open Golf. Royal Sydney. Day 2.
Adam Scott talks with playing partner Jason Day during his second round. Scott finished on 12 under.
Friday 29th November, 2013
Photos: Anthony Johnson

Continuing coverage from day two of the Australian Open. Photos: Anthony Johnson. Like these photos? Go to Fairfax Photos. Follow us at http://twitter.com/photosSMH.

Rory McIlroy keen to spoil Adam Scott's Christmas at Australian Open

Rory McIlroy

Glenn Jackson Rory McIlroy sat across the aisle from Will Ferrell on his flight to Sydney, and attended the actor's Anchorman 2 premiere on Sunday night, but he doesn't plan on this being simply a hit-and-giggle...

Comments 1

Australian Open golf: Teen amateur Ryan Ruffels unruffled in dream round

Glenn Jackson dinkus

Glenn Jackson Some of Adam Scott appears to have rubbed off on 15-year-old Ryan Ruffels, who pulled out one of the best rounds of Friday but remained a little disappointed with his form, after a poor first round...

Golf

Scott and Day paired at Australian Open

Jason Day and Adam Scott.

Masters champion and World Cup-winning teammate part of a dream grouping.

Golf

Australian Open golf: Adam Scott and Rory McIlroy set up dream showdown

Australian Open Golf. Royal Sydney. Day 2.
Adam Scott on the 1st green during his second round.
Friday 29th November, 2013
Photos: Anthony Johnson

Glenn Jackson The stars align as the Australian Open gets its dream Saturday: Rory McIlroy stalking the man-of-the-moment Adam Scott into the weekend.

Emirates Australian Open counts down

Rory McIlroy with his approach shot to the 18th green during the Pro-Am at Royal Sydney Golf Course prior to the Australian Open. 27th November 2013
Photograph by Dallas Kilponen

Adam Scott and Rory McIlroy compete during the Pro-Am at Royal Sydney Golf Course prior to the Australian Open, November 27, 2013.

Golf

Adam Scott and Rory McIlroy set up dream weekend pairing at Australian Open

Adam Scott.

Glenn Jackson The stars will align as the Australian Open gets its dream Saturday: Rory McIlroy stalking Adam Scott.

Golf

Australian Open: Teens just Happy to be here

Anthony Murdaca

David Sygall One of them credits Happy Gilmore for his interest in golf. The other wasn't even alive when Happy Gilmore was released.

Australian Open: Day Four

Adam Scott of Australia plays a bunker shot on the 1st hole during day four of the 2013 Australian Open at Royal Sydney Golf Club.

Continuing coverage from the final day of the Australian Open. Follow us at http://twitter.com/photosSMH