Winners and losers:
  • Golf-Australian Jones battles it out to fulfil a dream

    By Nick Mulvenney SYDNEY, Nov 29 (Reuters) - If recent history is anything to go by, Matt Jones should have major expectations for 2016 after winning the Australian Open at his home course on Sunday. The U.S. PGA tour regular followed some pretty illustrious footsteps by clinching the Stonehaven…

  • Golf-Local Jones holds off Spieth, Scott to win Australian Open

    (writes through with more quotes) * Jones hold nerve to win home Open * Spieth and Scott share second * Pampling shoots course record for fourth By Nick Mulvenney SYDNEY, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Matt Jones held off world number one Jordan Spieth and a charging Adam Scott on his home course to win the…

  • Jones holds off Spieth, Scott to win Australian Open

    Matt Jones followed in the footsteps of boyhood idol Greg Norman by winning the Australian Open Sunday, holding off the challenge of world number one Jordan Spieth and former champion Adam Scott. Spieth missed a 15-foot eagle putt at the last that would have sent the event into a play-off, with his…

  • Stunning finish leaves Spieth second behind Jones in Sydney

    By Nick Mulvenney SYDNEY (Reuters) - World number one and reigning champion Jordan Spieth hit a stunning eagle at the 17th and birdied the last to move into second place behind local Matt Jones after the third round of the Australian Open on Saturday. Overnight leader Jones watched Spieth's eagle…

  • Rod Pampling shoots course-record 61 at Australian Open

    Australian veteran Rod Pampling shot the round of his career to break Jordan Spieth's course record at The Australian Golf Club with a 10-under 61 on the final day of the Australian Open on Sunday. Spieth set the previous mark of 63 during the final round last year while winning the Australian Open…

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  • Golf-Korean Hwang eagles final hole to edge Ishikawa at Casio World Open

    South Korean Hwang Jung-gon made a spectacular eagle at the final hole to earn a one-stroke victory over local favourite Ryo Ishikawa at the Casio World Open in Kochi on Sunday. After being outdriven by around 30 yards at the par-five 18th, Hwang crushed his approach from the fairway to 10 feet…

  • Golf-Rookie Gros leaps into contention at Leopard Creek

    European Tour rookie Sebastien Gros made nine birdies in a sparkling 63 to surge into contention after the third round of the Alfred Dunhill Championship at the Leopard Creek Country Club on Saturday. The Frenchman was one under after opening rounds of 71 and 72 but struck form with a bogey-free…

  • Faldo predicts new-look European Ryder Cup team

    By Tony Jimenez LONDON (Reuters) - Six-times major winner Nick Faldo believes there could be as many as six rookies in the side when Europe attempt to retain the Ryder Cup at Hazeltine, Minnesota next year. The visitors will be trying to win the biennial team event for the fourth straight edition,…

  • Spieth seeks another gear for final round Sydney shootout

    By Nick Mulvenney SYDNEY (Reuters) - World number one Jordan Spieth said he was hoping to hit his peak during his final round shootout with Sydneysider Matt Jones at the Australian Open on Sunday as he looks to defend a title for the first time in his young career. The 22-year-old American's…

  • Golf-Rum-fuelled Pampling off to Troon after course record

    (Updates at end of tournament) * Pampling shoots course record * Earns British Open spot with Jones, Cullen By Nick Mulvenney SYDNEY, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Fuelled by a dose of Queensland rum, Rod Pampling sank a 60-foot eagle putt on the 18th green for a remarkable course record 10-under-par 61 in…

  • Golf-European Tour Dunhill Championship scores

    Nov 28 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the European Tour Dunhill Championship at the par-72 course on Saturday in Malelane -13 Charl Schwartzel (South Africa) 66 67 70 -10 Sebastien Gros (France) 71 72 63 Benjamin Hebert (France) 68 70 68 -8 Dylan Frittelli (South Africa) 69 73 66 -7 Joost Luiten…

  • Spieth closes in as Jones holds firm

    Defending champion Jordan Spieth is within striking distance of Matt Jones heading into the final round of the Australian Open.

  • Royal Sydney to again host Australian Open in 2016

    SYDNEY (AP) — The Australian Open will be played next year at Royal Sydney Golf Club, the 15th time the Rose Bay venue has hosted the country's national championship.

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  • Golf-Last-gasp eagle keeps winless Scott's slim hopes alive

    By Nick Mulvenney SYDNEY, Nov 28 (Reuters) - Adam Scott hit a brilliant iron shot to set up an eagle on his final hole at the Australian Open on Saturday and just about keep alive his hopes of not finishing the season winless for the first time in his professional career. The 36-year-old former…

  • Scott slides down Australian Open leaderboard with 73

    SYDNEY (AP) — A "flat" and tired Adam Scott shot a 2-over 73 at the Australian Open on Friday, a round that allowed him to make the cut but likely did little to help him end his 2015 victory drought.

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  • Spieth gets a shot closer to Jones, trails by 3 at Australian Open

    Spieth shot the best round of the day, but only gained a shot on the Australian leader

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  • Jones maintains lead at Australian Open, Spieth 3 behind

    Matt Jones shot a 3-under 68 to hold a three-stroke advantage over a surging Jordan Spieth after the third round of the Australian Open on Saturday. Defending champion Spieth holed out with his shot from the fairway on the par-4 17th for an eagle, then had a tap-in birdie on 18 for a 67. With gusty…

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