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The Course

The Australian Golf Club - Sydney, Australia - Par 72 7,050 Yards

The 2019 Australian Open heads back to one of it's most revered venues this week as a strong international field assembles the week before next week's Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne. The Australian Golf Club is much as you would expect from an inland course in this part of the world; hard, fast, lush, and with an abundance of bushes and natural hazards to keep the field honest throughout the entirety of the 72 holes.

At 7050 yards, The Australian is not a long course, but its teeth come not in length, but the exceptionally tough layout. The tee shots here are extremely tight, and with subtle doglegs on the majority of holes positioning from the tee is imperative. The fairways are covered in natural mounds and run offs, and with the ball likely to be running 50-60 yards on the fairways, any player that moves the ball the wrong way in the air could suffer significantly with calls running off into the bushes and trees from where penalty drops are not uncommon. This week will see a lot of irons and rescue clubs from the tee as the players look to avoid the hazards (not to mention the significant bunkering) offered up in the landing areas around the Australian. Whoever wins this week will need to keep the ball in the fairway. With accuracy taking precedence over length I'll be looking to shot makers like locals Cameron Davis and Matt Jones who have enjoyed success here over the past few years.

There is little respite for the players with the approach shots here either. The greens are hard, fast, and the runoff areas both long and wide are punishing to any shots that aren't pinpoint accurate. These feed into collection areas that throughout the week become littered with divots, and can lead to some shocking lies and scores over the weekend. The greenside bunkers are huge, and if any player misses the greens on the wrong side then bogey will be a more than acceptable outcome. This is the definition of a strategic shotmakers, golf course, and local players have the edge.

Last Five Winners:

Year Winner Score
2021 Cancelled
2020 Cancelled
2019 Matt Jones -15
2018 Abraham Ancer -16
2017 Cameron Davis -11
2016 Jordan Spieth -12
2015 Matt Jones -8