Adam Scott headlining 2015 Australian Masters – which also has a new name

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ADAM SCOTT has confirmed he will play in the 2015 Australian Masters which this year returns to an old stomping ground at the Huntingdale Golf Club in Melbourne.

The Masters, which takes place from 19 – 22 November, also has a new title sponsor in Japanese global apparel retailer UNIQLO, and will be rebranded as the UNIQLO Masters.

I am personally very happy about that as it clears up a number of long held misconceptions.

UNIQLO is the little sponsors’ patch that suddenly appeared on Adam Scott’s shirts the week he won the 2013 US Masters.

Being a little dyslexic and slow-witted I always absentmindedly conjectured it had something to do with him promoting the University of Queensland – a little home town payback. I also always meant to look that up to confirm … now I don’t have to.

Turns out UNIQLO is no stranger to elite sport and as well as being the “apparel partner” of Scott also has tennis superstars Novak Djokovic, Kei Nishikori and Shingo Kunieda in the stable. That should have alerted me to the fact it wasn’t all about the Uni of Qld. I also might need some new glasses, and to get out to some flash shopping centres occasionally.

Scott, a two-time Aussie Masters winner, is enthusiastic about his return to Huntingdale

“I am delighted that UNIQLO has taken up the title sponsorship of the Australian Masters and via this new event partnership, I’m excited to introduce UNIQLO’s clothing to more Australians,” Scott said this week.

“Melbourne is a great city. I am looking forward to being back, playing at Huntingdale and competing for my third gold jacket.”

UNIQLO Australia CEO, Shoichi Miyasaka commented, “We are proud to have a long term partnership with Adam Scott that began the week he famously won The Masters at Augusta.  Given his affinity with the Australian Masters and our strong store presence in Melbourne in the CBD at Emporium, Chadstone and Eastland, we are excited to have the opportunity to partner with IMG and the Victorian State Government on the 2015 UNIQLO Masters.”

David Rollo, Vice President Director of Golf at IMG, the event owner and promoter added: “We are delighted to welcome Adam back to the Masters where he has enjoyed so much success in recent years.

“Adam is a great ambassador for Australia, the game of golf and the brands he represents.  We are thrilled to have him in the field and equally to welcome UNIQLO as our new naming rights partner.”

The UNIQLO Masters will be sanctioned by the PGA Tour of Australasia and broadcast on the Seven Network across Australia for five hours on each of the four days.

Tickets are available at Ticketmaster and the tournament will again provide free entry for children under the age of 16 accompanied by a paying adult.  Visit www.australianmasters.com.au for ticket and general event information.

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Brian is a former Sydney journalist who didn’t have a skerrick of interest in golf till he hit his first ball at the age of 49 (and a half). Since then golf has just about overtaken his life. Brian founded Australian Senior Golfer in April 2008 and has since covered every Australian Open, Presidents Cups, World Cups and numerous other big men’s and women’s tournaments, spending days inside the ropes with the likes of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Tom Watson, Greg Norman, Adam Scott, Jason Day, Karrie Webb, and many others. He has also played in, and reported on, amateur tournaments, particularly senior and veteran events, around the country. Brian is a member of the Australian Golf Media Association.

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