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Adam Scott

Spieth gets all the tough questions at the Australian Open

Jordan Spieth must have thought he answered all the tough questions during a 30-minute media conference Tuesday that had to be cut off by Australian Open organizers.

The most prying questions, though, came a few hours later from a group of about 60 kids during a junior clinic on the range at The Australian Golf Club, where Spieth will open play Thursday in defense of his 2014 title.

After discussing Australian sports — including cricket— with the kids, Spieth appeared perplexed when asked what type of ball he uses. "Cricket ball?" he asked initially, then realized they wanted to know the type of golf ball he plays with.

That warmed him up for the...