Westwood, Clarke set for Australian Open

Lee Westwood and Darren Clarke have confirmed that they will turn out at next month's Australian Open.

Westwood, the 1997 Australian Open champion and Clarke will join world number on Jordan Spieth and local star Adam Scott in the field at The Australian Golf Club in Sydney.

However, while there are a number of big names set to battle it out at the event, man of the moment Jason Day will not take part. The Australian has said that he will be unable to travel due to the birth of his second child prior to the tournament which tees off on November 26.

Spieth is the defending champion, having won last year's event by six strokes, and will undoubtedly be the odds-on favourite for the event.