australian open

18 viewing pleasures to ease you through golf's blackout

18 viewing pleasures to ease you through golf's blackout

The global coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis has left no aspect of our everyday lives untouched. In the golfing world, the professional game is in shutdown mode. 16 Mar 2020
Rebel global golf tour wants Aussie Open

Rebel global golf tour wants Aussie Open

The Australian Open could be in for a major boost with organisers of a new global golf tour keen to include the 116-year-old championship in its mega-money plans. 27 Jan 2020
Hot start for Herbert and Rankin as Smith struggles

Hot start for Herbert and Rankin as Smith struggles

As is so often the case, the morning tee times produced the best scores at RACV Royal Pines during the first round of the Australian PGA Championship on Thursday. 19 Dec 2019
The charge of Dad’s army hits the Gold Coast

The charge of Dad’s army hits the Gold Coast

Cameron Smith will dominate early news from RACV Royal Pines as he attempts to win his third Australian PGA. So too will American Cameron Champ and his prodigious driving. But the “old brigade” shouldn’t be dismissed before the first ball is struck if the recent Australian Open is anything to go by. 17 Dec 2019
Matt Jones almost blows Australian Open on a whisper

Matt Jones almost blows Australian Open on a whisper

Matt Jones walked up the 18th hole thinking he had a multiple shot cushion as he sought a second Australian Open title. Upon realising he needed to get up and down for par, the New South Welshman did just that to defeat South African Louis Oosthuizen by a single shot. 8 Dec 2019
Winner's Bag: Matt Jones – Emirates Australian Open

Winner's Bag: Matt Jones – Emirates Australian Open

Matt Jones joined the list of multiple time winners of the Australian Open on Sunday, his par at the par-5 18th delivering victory over Louis Oosthuizen by one shot. Take a look inside the New South Welshman's winning bag. 8 Dec 2019
Jones nurses dicky back and 54-hole Open lead

Jones nurses dicky back and 54-hole Open lead

Matt Jones shuffled awkwardly and painfully in his seat as he spoke to the media after a third round 68 to take the Australian Open lead by three. Then quickly denied his back could be one of the only obstacles to claiming a second Stonehaven Cup at his home club. 7 Dec 2019
Elvis hasn't left the building, or Open, yet

Elvis hasn't left the building, or Open, yet

He's the son of a gun who won't mind Elvis impersonators flocking to The Australian Golf club on Sunday as he looks to win the Australian Open. 6 Dec 2019
More than numbers for Kanaya's accountant caddie

More than numbers for Kanaya's accountant caddie

Australian Open contender Takumi Kanaya sits two shots adrift of 36-hole leader Matt Jones after a second round 69 and guiding him on his way is a Sydney accountant and volunteer caddie. 6 Dec 2019
Open first-timer Campbell ready for Saturday fourball

Open first-timer Campbell ready for Saturday fourball

As the likes of Adam Scott, Paul Casey and Louis Oosthuizen put the finishing touches on their preparations for this week's Australian Open, championship debutante Andrew Campbell took a different approach. 6 Dec 2019
Amateur hour at the Aussie Open

Amateur hour at the Aussie Open

Two young amateurs hailing from Asia lead the Australian Open after round one at The Australian Golf Club. Japan’s Takumi Kanaya possessing a strong Australian connection beyond this being his fourth time teeing it up in our national open. 5 Dec 2019
The pursuit of agronomic perfection

The pursuit of agronomic perfection

The first time I went to Augusta National I was in awe of its colours. They were seductive. The palette of pink, white and fuchsia azaleas and sweeping green fairways punctuated by clean white bunkers is striking to the eye. 5 Dec 2019
Adam Scott eyeing a second Australian Open title

Adam Scott eyeing a second Australian Open title

An elusive second major aside, a second Stonehaven Cup is what Adam Scott craves most as the former World No.1 makes his eagerly-awaited Australian Open return on Thursday. 4 Dec 2019
So-called expert golf tips for this week

So-called expert golf tips for this week

There is plenty of action around the world of golf this week. See who our experts are tipping and their best bet of the week across the Emirates Australian Open, Hero World Challenge and AFRASIA BANK Mauritius Open. 4 Dec 2019
EXCLUSIVE: Struggling Smylie Kaufman is just like you

EXCLUSIVE: Struggling Smylie Kaufman is just like you

“The thought of ‘when is it coming’.” 4 Dec 2019
Leaner Leishman hungry for Aussie Open triumph

Leaner Leishman hungry for Aussie Open triumph

A trimmed-down Marc Leishman will carry a major-like focus into this week's Australian Open as he bids once more to shed his tag as the country's best golfer yet to win on home soil. 3 Dec 2019
Hazardous smog hits Australian Open

Hazardous smog hits Australian Open

Golf Australia plans to bolster on-site medical staff if Sydney's fire-driven smog continues to disrupt this week's Australian Open. 3 Dec 2019
The Thing About Golf Podcast #8 - Peter Senior

The Thing About Golf Podcast #8 - Peter Senior

For more than 40 years Peter Senior has been plying his trade on the fairways of the world and is synonymous with at least two or perhaps three generations of Australian golfers. 3 Dec 2019
Injured Jason Day withdraws from Aussie Summer

Injured Jason Day withdraws from Aussie Summer

Presidents Cup Captain Ernie Els today announced that Korean Byeong Hun An will join the International Team following the withdrawal of Queenslander Jason Day. 30 Nov 2019
Woods defends Day's Australian absence

Woods defends Day's Australian absence

Tiger Woods has launched an impassioned defence of Jason Day for his lack of tournament play in Australia as he prepares to contest his national Open for just the fourth time in a decade. 23 Oct 2019
The Thing About Golf Podcast #6 - Peter Lonard

The Thing About Golf Podcast #6 - Peter Lonard

Peter Lonard is one of the most popular golfers ever to represent Australia on the world stage. 16 Oct 2019