The second leg of the Australian triple crown of Golf is the 2015 Australian Open. The championship has been won by some high class golfers in recent years, most notably Rory McIlroy who won the trophy in 2013 and Jordan Spieth who took honours twelve months later.
Spieth is back to defend his crown, but he will have some hot company, with the likes of Adam Scott, Marc Leishman and veteran Lee Westwood all looking to steal the limelight off the world number one, and you can enjoy this prestigious event as well as other great Live PGA Golf weekend action using the options offered here.
2015 Australian Open Golf TV Preview
The Open will be played at the Australian Golf Club, regarded as one of the most exclusive golf clubs as well as one of the oldest given it was founded in the late 19th century. It held the first Australian Open, way back in 1904. It is located in Rosebery, a suburb close to the middle of Sydney and near to the Royal Randwick racecourse.
Among the top Australian chances are Adam Scott and Marc Leishman. Scott, the 2013 US Masters champion went on to dominate the Australian Summer that year, winning the Australian PGA and Masters. His form since then though he has been up and down, particularly in 2015. With the ban of the broomstick putter soon to be enacted, many wonder how Scott will perform with the normal putter. He looked to handle it easily during the Presidents Cup, but he struggled at times during the Australian Masters.
Marc Leishman has had a mixed season on and off the course. In April this year, his wife Audrey fell ill with acute respiratory distress syndrome and toxic shock syndrome. She was given next to no chance of surviving, but she made a miraculous recovery, and that uplifting story saw Leishman make a playoff at the Open Championship. He dominated Spieth at the Presidents Cup recently, so he should be going into the tournament full of confidence while looking to keep the trophy on Australian soil.
2015 Australian Open Golf Dates/Times
When: November 26-29
Where: Australian Golf Club, Sydney
Time: 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm (Sydney time) daily
Live TV: Channel 7
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Channel Seven’s Free to Air coverage includes Australian Open live streaming on the PLUS7 app for compatible Samsung, Apple and Android devices, as well as Xbox One and select Samsung and Sony Smart TVs.
You may also wish to compliment your Australian Open viewing with Foxtel Play’s Free Live TV trial, which will broadcast the 2015 Alfred Dunhill Championship from the Leopard Creek Golf Club in South Africa, where countrymen Louis Oosthuizen, Branden Grace, and Charl Schwartzel will look to secure the top prize.
In addition to watching other great November sports Online*, Foxtel Play offers live streaming to eligible mobile devices through the Foxtel Go app within just minutes of getting started so there’s no need to wait.
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Round 2 Friday: 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm (Fox Sports 1)
Round 3 Saturday: 10:00 pm to 1:00 am (Fox Sports 5)
Final Sunday: 10:30 pm to 1:30 am (Fox Sports 2)
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Australian Open Golf Golfers To Watch
Jordan Speith has had a fabulous 2015, winning the first two majors in very impressive fashion, along with another three PGA titles. He is the current world number one and rightfully so. He is back to defend his title from 2014, in which Spieth himself credits for his form this year. That win has given him the confidence to close out matches.
Lee Westwood can be regarded as one of the greats. He won the Australian Open in 1997 and has since gone on to win two PGA tournaments along with 23 Euro PGA titles, which see hims in eighth spot on the all time winners list. That win in 97 saw him beat Greg Norman in a thrilling play off, with Westwood winning in the fourth hole.
Darren Clarke is one of the most popular golfers in the world given his laidback and larrikin nature. He scored a famous win at the Open Championship in 2011, beating Dustin Johnson and Phil Mickleson. He has won 14 times on the European Tour and 3 times on the US PGA tour. His recent form is patchy, but he is a crowd favourite who will be popular with the spectators.