The British Open kicks off tonight at St. Andrews, with 15 Aussies in the running for the Claret Jug.
Jason Day and Adam Scott will lead the Australian contingent against a stacked field in Scotland.
Day will compete alongside two former Open champions, Tiger Woods and Louis Oosthuizen, in his first tournament back after suffering from vertigo in his ninth place tie at the US Open last month.
The World No. 9 is taking medication to stifle a viral infection that caused the problem and is confident he will be fit for the first round.
Former World No. 1 Adam Scott finished second in 2012, dropping a four shot lead in the same number of holes, as well as a third in 2013 and a fifth place finish last year. Scott is paired with German two-time winner Martin Kaymer and American Jimmy Walker.
Other Aussies in action include Matt Jones, John Senden and Rod Pampling.
With Northen Irishman Rory McIlroy pulling out of the tournament with a ruptured ligament, 21-year-old American Jordan Spieth is set to continue his form after winning the John Deere Classic over the weekend. Spieth will be chasing his third successive major and if he wins the Open will be the youngest winner since Willie Auctherlonie in 1893 and become the world No. 1. – Jackson Barron
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