2018 Australian Open Preview
Posted on November 12 2018
One of Australia's biggest golf tournaments of the year takes place this week at the 103rd edition of the Emirates Australian Open. Last year, Cameron Davis captured the prestigious crown with a one-stroke victory over Jonas Blixt and Matt Jones. He's back to defend his crown against an elite field, which includes former Australian Open champions Greg Chalmers, Robert Allenby, and Craig Parry. Other notables include American golf stars Matt Kuchar and Brandt Snedeker, defending Australia PGA champion Cameron Smith, and 2011 US PGA Championship winner Keegan Bradley.
The Lakes Golf Club in Sydney hosts this year's Emirates Australian Open for the 7th time. Since its founding in 1928, The Lakes has hosted many of Australia's most coveted golf tournaments, and will continue to be a premier championship golf club for generations to come.
Players to Watch:
Cameron Smith: The defending PGA Champion is coming off an incredible year in the States, where he made it to the Tour Championship. As one of the highest ranked golfers in the field, he should be considered the favorite this week.
Matt Kuchar: Coming off a win at Mayakoba, Mexico on the PGA Tour, Kuch is finding his form in time for this amazing event. Don't be surprised to see him contend this week in Sydney.