Streelman among several big names heading to Australia Open

Kevin Streelman will head to Royal Sydney to play the Australia Open. (Getty Images)
November 23, 2013

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Kevin Streelman's first trip to Australia for the ISPS HANDA World Cup of Golf will be extended by a week -- he'll join Adam Scott and Rory McIlroy next week at Royal Sydney for the Australian Open. Then he's off to South Africa for the Nedbank Golf Challenge at Sun City.

Streelman carded a final-round 74 and tied for eighth at the World Cup.

The Australian Open will act as a bit of a homecoming for the country's overseas players. The European Tour-based Marcus Fraser is back after finishing tied for 21st at the Dubai tour championship.

Others returning are John Senden, Geoff Ogilvy, Aaron Baddeley, Greg Chalmers, Robert Allenby, Stuart Appleby, Nick O'Hern, Scott Gardiner, Craig Parry, Rod Pampling and defending champion Peter Senior.