Jordan Spieth wins Emirates Australian Open

Jordan Spieth won the Emirates Australian Open by six shots from Rod Pampling

Jordan Spieth wins Emirates Australian Open
Jordan Spieth wins Emirates Australian Open
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Jordan Spieth of the USA fired a superb closing round 63 to win the Emirates Australian Open at The Australian Golf Club in Sydney by six strokes from home player Rod Pampling.

Jordan Spieth of the USA fired a superb closing round 63 to win the Emirates Australian Open at The Australian Golf Club in Sydney by six strokes from home player Rod Pampling.

Spieth began the final round tied for the lead with Greg Chalmers and Brett Rumford, but the young American produced some scintillating play to pull away from the pack and secure his second title as a professional.

“I didn’t think this round was out there, but the putts kept going in,” he said. “It’s been an incredible week from the moment we got here.”

The victory has pushed Spieth to 11th place on the Official World Golf Ranking and will give him a great boost of confidence going into 2015.

“Being able to pull away from the field like that was a pretty awesome experience.”

Rod Pampling fired a final round 68 to finish alone in second. His fellow Australians Brett Rumford and Greg Chalmers finished in third and fourth spots respectively.

With those results the trio have earned places at The Open Championship in St Andrews next July.

“I’m excited to qualify,” said Pampling. “I think it’s an awesome venue – obviously the home of golf. I love links golf and I’m seriously looking forward to it.”

Defending Open Champion Rory McIlroy had a disappointing weekend in Sydney. The World Number 1 finished on two-over-par in a tie for 15th place.

Jordan Spieth: what's in the bag?

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x prototypeDriver: Titleist 915D2 (Aldila Rogue X), 9.5 degrees3-wood: Titleist 915F, 15 degreesHybrid: Titleist 915Hd, 20.5 degreesIrons (4-9): Titleist AP2 714; (PW): Titleist Vokey SM5Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM5 (52, 56, 60 degrees)Putter: Scotty Cameron by Titleist 009 prototype

Emirates Australian Open The Australian Golf Club, Sydney Nov 27-30, purse $1,250,000, par 71

1    Jordan Spieth (USA)    67    72    69    63    271 2    Rod Pampling (Aus)    73    67    69    68    277 3    Brett Rumford (Aus)    70    69    69    70    278 4    Greg Chalmers (Aus)    71    66    71    71    279   5    Adam Scott (Aus)        74    66    69    71    280  6    Jake Higginbottom (Aus) 71    69    72    69    281 T7    Robert Allenby (Aus)    71    69    73    70    283 T7    Ryan Fox (NZ)        72    72    69    70    283 9    Daniel Nisbet (Aus)    74    72    67    71    284

Note: Player score in bold signifies Titleist ball usage

Fergus Bisset
Contributing Editor

Fergus is a golf obsessive and 1-handicapper. Growing up in the North East of Scotland, golf runs through his veins and his passion for the sport was bolstered during his time at St Andrews university studying history. He went on to earn a post graduate diploma from the London School of Journalism. Fergus has worked for Golf Monthly since 2004 and has written two books on the game; "Great Golf Debates" together with Jezz Ellwood of Golf Monthly and "The Ultimate Golf Book" together with Neil Tappin (also of Golf Monthly)... Fergus once shanked a ball from just over Granny Clark's Wynd on the 18th of the Old Course that struck the St Andrews Golf Club and rebounded into the Valley of Sin, from where he saved par. Who says there's no golfing god?