Jordan Spieth to defend Australian Open title

<div class="news_article"><p>Jordan Spieth will make his fourth successive trip to the Australian Open in November to defend his title, organizers said on Wednesday.</p><p><div class="getty embed image" style="background-color:#fff;display:inline-block;font-family:'Helvetica Neue',Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;color:#a7a7a7;font-size:11px;width:100%;max-width:594px;"><div style="padding:0;margin:0;text-align:left;"><a href="http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/624507096" target="_blank" style="color:#a7a7a7;text-decoration:none;font-weight:normal !important;border:none;display:inline-block;">Embed from Getty Images</a></div><div style="overflow:hidden;position:relative;height:0;padding:68.350168% 0 0 0;width:100%;"><iframe src="//embed.gettyimages.com/embed/624507096?et=J2Lef4KBSUx6cUP5QzaLPQ&tld=co.uk&viewMoreLink=off&sig=PMuDgpRxVyx3LA0Y7F6dUaBMCkzaH3ydlTl9izNimY0=&caption=true" width="594" height="406" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" style="display:inline-block;position:absolute;top:0;left:0;width:100%;height:100%;margin:0;" ></iframe></div><p style="margin:0;"></p></div></p><p></p><p>The 23-year-old former world number one shot a scintillating final round 63 to record his first title at The Australian Golf Club in Sydney in 2014, which he used as a springboard for a sensational 2015 when he won the Masters, U.S. Open and three other tournaments on the PGA Tour.</p><p>He finished tied for second behind Matt Jones at the tournament in 2015 then beat locals Ashley Hall and Cameron Smith in a playoff last year at Royal Sydney to regain the Stonehaven Cup.</p><p>&quot;I look back at the win in 2014 at The Australian, which is a great memory, and it definitely helped build momentum for a successful 2015,&quot; Spieth said in a statement.</p><p>&quot;After coming so close again in 2015, it was great to get the Stonehaven Cup back last year.</p><p>&quot;The ... Australian Open seems to grow in stature among the worlds players every year and I really enjoy playing in front of the enthusiastic galleries in Sydney.</p><p>&quot;It should be a great test again. I can't wait.&quot;</p></div>