Jason Day to play Australian Open
16 Sep 2013
Sydney, 16 September 2013: World Number 17 Jason Day will make his return to Sydney for the 2013 Emirates Australian Open at the Royal Sydney Golf Club from 28 November – 1 December.
The 25 year-old Queenslander (26 in November) has enjoyed a successful year on the PGA TOUR, finishing in a tie for second at the U.S Open in June and third at the U.S Masters in April.
Day last played the Emirates Australian Open in 2011 when he finished in a tie for fourth place at 9-under par at The Lakes.
With a host of top 10 finishes in recent years, Day’s sole PGA TOUR victory came at the HP Byron Nelson Championship in 2010.
Minister for Tourism and Major Events, George Souris, said: “The NSW Government welcomes the news that Australia’s second highest ranked player Jason Day will join a star-studded field to play in the Emirates Australian Open in Sydney. Jason joins World Number 2 and Australia’s only US Masters champion, Adam Scott and Northern Ireland’s two-time Major winner, Rory McIlroy to add class and depth to the Australian Open.
“The NSW Government, through Destination NSW, has entered a strategic partnership with Golf Australia to stage the Open in Sydney until 2015. We are committed to our long term vision of seeing the tournament become the premier event of its kind in the Asia Pacific region.”
The Emirates Australian Open will be broadcast live on the Seven Network across on all four days.
The announcement of his involvement in the Australian Open suggests he might well play the World Cup of Golf for Australia the previous week although at this stage there has been no confirmation of the Australian team.