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Inside The Game at the LPGA Rolex Awards

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We start at the Australian Open where the young Texan, Jordan Spieth, shot a final round 63 to win the event by 6 shots.

Spieth, who finished runner-up at this years Masters, became the first American winner of the Australian Open since Brad Faxon in 1993. Defending champion Rory McIlroy, was only 1 shot behind Spieth at the midway point, but a bad round on Saturday and a mediocre final round, meant the World Number One could not keep in touch with the 21 year old American.

Over in Spain, Jose Maria Olazabal and Rafael Nadal spent the weekend hosting their annual Invitational event at the Pula Golf Resort in Mallorca. Held in aid of The Rafa Nadal Foundation and Olazabal's charity, Sport Mundi, the event brings touring professionals and golf enthusiasts from across the world for two days of competitive golf - and delicious Spanish cuisine. Bad weather though sadly brought the event to an early end and so the trophy was shared between the 2 hosts!

Finally, the Women’s World Number 3, Lydia Ko, has been accepted by a prestigious South Korean University, to study Psychology. Ko, who was born in South Korea but moved to New Zealand aged six, has admitted that she does not know how she is going to adjust to playing on the LPGA Tour, as well as studying. The 17 year old has long spoken about pursuing further education before she even turned professional last year - with one hope to emulate her idol Michelle Wie who studyied at Stanford University in the USA. She capped off a fantastic 2014 season by clinching her third victory of the year in a gripping three-way playoff for the CME Group Tour Championship in Naples; and also claimed the circuit's inaugural 'Race to the CME Globe' title and its $1million bonus, for the biggest payday in women's golf.

That’s all for today, we’ll be back tomorrow with all the news from around the Golfing World. In the meantime check out our website, Golfingworld.tv or find us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. Bye for now.

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