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Day and Spieth heading for Australian Open clash

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 01:01

Jason Day and Jordan Spieth are ready to resume their rivalry at the Australian Open

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RESENDING WITH COMPLETE SCRIPT VIDEO SHOWS: BITES FROM AMERICAN GOLFER JORDAN SPIETH; BITES FROM AUSTRALIAN GOLFER JASON DAY SHOWS: SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA (NOVEMBER 22, 2017) (NINE NETWORK - Broadcasters: NO ACCESS AUSTRALIA / NEW ZEALAND / PAPUA NEW GUINEA Digital: NO ACCESS AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, PAPUA NEW GUINEA-BASED INTERNET SITES, MOBILE PLATFORMS OR SITES OF MEDIA ORGANIZATIONS BASED IN THOSE COUNTRIES, NVO CLIENTS/ SMH.COM.AU/NEWS.COM.AU) 1. (SOUNDBITE) (English) AUSTRALIAN GOLFER JASON DAY SAYING: "I would love to play with Spieth on Sunday, the afternoon, last group. That would be the greatest thing because, like I said, he's had some tremendous finishes here in the Australian Open, I think he has won it twice and at the Australian Golf Club kind of suited his eye. He hits it very straight which is what you need around here cause when you hit driver around here there are some kind of pinches off, there are some necks that you have to hit into because there are some bunkers well placed." 2. WHITE FLASH 3. (SOUNDBITE) (English) AMERICAN GOLFER JORDAN SPIETH SAYING: "He's been in form the second half of the year and as of late and you know, the Byron Nelson he almost won this year which he's had tremendous success at that tournament. So, I would expect him, yeah, I mean guys, the best players in history go through a bit of time without being able to win even though they are still playing good golf so they'll come. I don't think he's worried about it, Not that I should worry about it but I just believe it's going to happen." STORY: Jason Day is eager to add the Australian Open title to his career honour roll. He would love nothing better than to do it after going swing-for-swing with Jordan Spieth in the final round this week, he said on Wednesday (November 22. The 30-year-old former world number one has endured a poor season by his own lofty standards and is hoping that the Australian Golf Club, where he last played as a teenager, might offer up his first title of 2017. World number two Spieth has finished first, second and first at the tournament in the three years since Day last played for the Stonehaven Cup though. The Australian knows he will need to be on top of his game to beat the American. There respect is mutual though, with Spieth calling Day a world-class player and adding that the two have had some great battles. Geoff Ogilvy, the 2010 Australian Open and 2006 U.S. Open champion, is also in the field, as is Canada's Mike Weir, who won the U.S. Masters in 2003.

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Day and Spieth heading for Australian Open clash

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 01:01