Jordan Spieth of the USA fired a superb closing round 63 to win the Emirates Australian Open at The Australian Golf Club in Sydney by six strokes from home player Rod Pampling.

Jordan Spieth of the USA fired a superb closing round 63 to win the Emirates Australian Open at The Australian Golf Club in Sydney by six strokes from home player Rod Pampling.

Spieth began the final round tied for the lead with Greg Chalmers and Brett Rumford, but the young American produced some scintillating play to pull away from the pack and secure his second title as a professional.

“I didn’t think this round was out there, but the putts kept going in,” he said. “It’s been an incredible week from the moment we got here.”

The victory has pushed Spieth to 11th place on the Official World Golf Ranking and will give him a great boost of confidence going into 2015.

“Being able to pull away from the field like that was a pretty awesome experience.”

Rod Pampling fired a final round 68 to finish alone in second. His fellow Australians Brett Rumford and Greg Chalmers finished in third and fourth spots respectively.

With those results the trio have earned places at The Open Championship in St Andrews next July.

“I’m excited to qualify,” said Pampling. “I think it’s an awesome venue – obviously the home of golf. I love links golf and I’m seriously looking forward to it.”

Defending Open Champion Rory McIlroy had a disappointing weekend in Sydney. The World Number 1 finished on two-over-par in a tie for 15th place.

Jordan Spieth: what’s in the bag?

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x prototype
Driver:
Titleist 915D2 (Aldila Rogue X), 9.5 degrees
3-wood:
Titleist 915F, 15 degrees
Hybrid:
Titleist 915Hd, 20.5 degrees
Irons (4-9):
Titleist AP2 714; (PW): Titleist Vokey SM5
Wedges:
Titleist Vokey SM5 (52, 56, 60 degrees)
Putter:
Scotty Cameron by Titleist 009 prototype

Emirates Australian Open
The Australian Golf Club, Sydney
Nov 27-30, purse $1,250,000, par 71

1    Jordan Spieth (USA)    67    72    69    63    271
2    Rod Pampling (Aus)    73    67    69    68    277
3    Brett Rumford (Aus)    70    69    69    70    278
4    Greg Chalmers (Aus)    71    66    71    71    279  
5    Adam Scott (Aus)        74    66    69    71    280 
6    Jake Higginbottom (Aus) 71    69    72    69    281
T7    Robert Allenby (Aus)    71    69    73    70    283
T7    Ryan Fox (NZ)        72    72    69    70    283
9    Daniel Nisbet (Aus)    74    72    67    71    284

Note: Player score in bold signifies Titleist ball usage