Spieth to defend title in Australian Open

SYDNEY (AP) Masters and U.S. Open champion Jordan Spieth says he will defend his Australian Open title at the end of November.

Spieth won last year by closing with a 63, and that turned out to be the starting point of his big run. Spieth produced a 10-shot victory the next week at the Hero World Challenge in Florida, and his four victories this year include two majors. He is No. 2 in the world.

He announced his plans the night after finishing one shot out of a playoff in the British Open, ending his bid for the Grand Slam.

The Australian Open will be played Nov. 26-29 at The Australian.

Spieth says his victory in Australia at the time was one of the proudest moments of his career.

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