More big names announced for Australian Open

The field for next month’s Emirates Australian Open just keeps getting better and better.

Three big names….all winners on the US PGA Tour this year have now added their names to the burgeoning field of hotshots for the November 27-30 Open to be played at The Australian Golf Club in Sydney.

Geoff Ogilvy Geoff Ogilvy (Credit: www.golffile.ie)

And two of them, Geoff Ogilvy and John Senden, are former Australian Open champions.

Throw in the ultra-talented Steve Bowditch and the Open is already shaping as one of the best in several decades headlined by defending champion and world number one, Rory McIlroy as well as number two, Adam Scott.

Scott, the 2013 Masters champion, came close to securing a historic triple crown of Australian events before McIlroy birdied the final hole to clinch victory last year.

American Jordan Spieth, a rising star in the world game who shone at the recent Ryder Cup, will take on the might of Australasia at The Australian Golf Club, Sydney, from November 27-30.

Ogilvy, winner of the Australian Open in 2010, recorded his eighth PGA Tour win in August with victory in the Barracuda Championship.

Senden beat Ogilvy by a stroke to win the Australian Open in 2006, the same year he made his breakthrough on the PGA Tour with success at the John Deere Classic.

The veteran endured an eight-year wait before his second victory on the PGA Tour, edging Kevin Na by a shot at the Valspar Championship in March.

Two weeks later Bowditch followed his countryman into the winner’s circle in the United States with victory in the Valero Texas Open.

It was a popular first PGA Tour win for Bowditch who has fought a well-documented battle with depression.

The Emirates Australian Open, co-sanctioned with the PGA Tour of Australasia and OnaAsia Tour, will be broadcast live on the Seven Network in Australia across all four days.