Nov 21st, 2016
Spieth & Fitzpatrick win big
Blazin' it up in Australia & Dubai
Words: John Dean Photography: Getty Images
Jordan slays the wallabies
Jordan Spieth ruined the day for a pair of Australian wallabies, I mean wannabes, as he put Cameron Smith and Ashley Hall to the sword in a play off to record his second Australian Open title, at Royal Sydney.
The 23-year-old putting machine was two shots behind leader Geoff Ogilvy after three rounds but recovered from three bogeys in four holes to card a three-under 69, putting him level him with Smith & Hall at -12.
Spieth won the first play off hole with a 12 foot birdie putt, emulating Jack Nicklaus by winning the title more than once.
Smith and Hall had the consolation of securing places in next year's Open Championship at Royal Birkdale along with compatriot Aaron Baddeley, who finished in a five-way tie for fourth. See you at Birkdale guys!!
Fitz fizzing in Dubai
Matthew Fitzpatrick birdied the last hole to beat compatriot Tyrrell Hatton by one shot to win the $8 million DP World Tour Championship on Sunday.
Fitzpatrick played a beautiful shot from the fairway bunker at the last and holed from four feet for victory.
The 22-year-old completed a remarkable year in which he represented Europe in the Ryder Cup within two years of turning professional, and backed it up by winning the season-ending championship.
Hatton, who secured his first European Tour victory at the Alfred Dunhill Championship at St Andrews last month, looked set for another victory when he holed a bunker shot for a par at the 17th to retain a one-shot lead.
But his final drive found the stream meandering through the 18th fairway and he took six.