Australian Open

Rory McIlroy to defend Australian Open Title

Tom Decent Current world No. 1 Rory McIlroy has confirmed he will return to Sydney in November to defend his Australian Open title. 

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Rory McIlroy to defend Australian Open title

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland.

World No.1 Rory McIlroy will return to Sydney to defend his Australian Open golf crown this summer.


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

Stacy Lewis

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


Women's Australian Open: Day 3 updates


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Day to join Scott at Australian Open

Solid season: Jason Day.

Announcement could point to potential star partnership for Australia at World Cup of Golf.

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...

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Scott and Day paired at Australian Open

Jason Day and Adam Scott.

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

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.

Mathew Goggin returns to the scene of his play-off pain on eve of Australian Open

Mathew Goggin.

Glenn Jackson As Mathew Goggin walked up to the 18th green in Wednesday's pro-am, he could not help but feel a tinge of regret.

Australian Open: Day One

Adam Scott plays to the 18th green during his first round Thursday 28th November, 2013

Coverage from the first day of the Australian Open. Adam Scott has made an impressive start, although he can still appreciate the enormity of what he is chasing: the triple crown of Australian majors.


Adam Scott shoots course record 62 at Australian Open

Adam Scott

Michael Chammas Adam Scott has surged towards a rare triple crown of the major Australian golf titles after shooting a course record 62 in his opening round of the Australian Open at Royal Sydney on Thursday.