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Highlighted by 11 former champions, including world No.5 Jordan Spieth and world No.7 Adam Scott, the field will again spark global golfing interest, putting the spotlight firmly on the Royal Sydney Golf Club and New South Wales.
Golf Australia chief executive Stephen Pitt said the chance to watch two modern powerhouses in world golf battling it out on the fairways of such an iconic venue was a chance not to be missed.
“In Adam and Jordan, we have two of the past four Masters champions who always give their all for their fans,” Pitt said.
“They employ vastly different styles, but they are both big-time players who seemingly always put their best games forward when it matters most.”
Pitt said he was thrilled to have a sprinkling of other international players including Venezuelan hero and Canadian Open champion Jhonattan Vegas, with the depth of the field again coming from a cast of local stars, including many returning from global tours for the national championship.
“We are thrilled to have so many players who’ve shown they’re capable of winning the Stonehaven Cup back again among the leading contenders – they always generate great interest around the course,” he said.
“And when you throw in the developing and amazing tale of our all-conquering amateur players who’ve qualified, there are so many storylines to play out at Royal Sydney on a course that has become synonymous with brilliant Australian Open chapters.
“We can’t wait to see how this one pans out.”
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