2016 Australian Open Primer: Spieth, Ogilvy & U.S. Amateur Champ Luck Paired For Opening 36

Royal Sydney hosts the 2016 Emirates Australian Open, with Jordan Spieth and Adam Scott headlining. Coverage begins Wednesday at 8 pm ET on Golf Channel.

John Huggan covers Spieth's return to Australia a year after winning and he considers the Texan's typically-thoughtful answers to questions.

Martin Blake noted Spieth's admiration for Royal Sydney, which has hosted many times and which is currently under architectural review by Gil Hanse.

Blake also writes about Aaron Baddeley's return to the site of his 1999 Australian Open win as an amateur.

The opening two rounds include Spieth playing with Geoff Ogilvy and U.S. Amateur champion Curtis Luck. That trio tees off early Thursday, meaning they may sneak in the end of the round one coverage window but will receive full coverage Friday in the U.S.

The Spieth and Ogilvy press conferences yielded some nice questions and interesting answers, including Spieth at the 22:00 minute mark answering a question about his brother's great (basketball) play at Brown:

Ogilvy is great as usual on many topics:

This Australian Golf Digest interview with RSGC super Steve Marsden features some incredible drone shots of the course, too.