Day commits to playing Australian Open

(AP Photo/Jon Super)

SYDNEY (AP) Jason Day is hoping a one-week trip Down Under for the Australian Open will turn into two. He and Presidents Cup captain Ernie Els might already be formulating that plan.

Australian Open officials on Tuesday said Day will play at The Australian Golf Club in Sydney from Dec. 5-8.

Golf Australia chief Stephen Pitt said the Australian Open will have "one of the strongest" fields in years, and that he hopes to have about nine of the 12 players from the International team for the following week's Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne.

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