Jason Day to compete in 2016 Emirates Australian Open in November
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Jason Day to compete in 2016 Emirates Australian Open in November

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Jason Day is going to make his long-awaited competitive return to his native Australia in November, including playing in the 2016 Emirates Australian Open.

The tournament, played at Royal Sydney Golf Club, will run Nov. 17-20.


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“The Australian Open holds a special spot in my heart and I’d love to get my name on that trophy one day – hopefully this November,” Day said.

“Injuries and family commitments have made it impossible for me a couple of times lately, but it’s a tournament I’ve always cherished, just as I know some of the sport’s greats have through the years.”

The world No. 1 hasn't played in his native national championship since 2013, when he finished T-6 behind Rory McIlroy. He was T-4 in his other Aussie Open start, losing out in 2011 to Greg Chalmers.

“I’m sure the crowds will be huge again in November – I can’t wait to come home and give it my best shot," Day added.

Day is also expected to compete in the World Cup of Golf 2016 at Kingston Heath Golf Club the week after the Aussie Open.

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