ADAM SCOTT has been confirmed this week as a definite starter at the Australian Open in Sydney and the Australian PGA Championship at Royal Pines.
It’s also highly likely but not yet official that the world number eight will l also tee it up at the World Cup of Golf at Kingston Heath, which takes place the week in the middle of the other two events.
In separate announcements this week, Golf Australia and the Australian PGA, announced Scott’s participation in the two bookend events.
Golf Australia confirmed Scott for its Royal Sydney event from November 17 – 20 while the PGA confirmed him for the Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast December 1 to 4.
There is no Aussie Masters this year with the World Cup of Golf, likely to feature the defending champion team of Scott and Jason Day, on in Melbourne November 23 – 27.
Scott will join an Australian Open in Sydney that already officially boasts Day and 2014 champion Jordan Spieth.
“The Australian Open has always been a tournament I value highly, Sydney is a great city and I have fond memories of Royal Sydney as a great venue for championship golf,” Scott said as part of the Golf Australia announcement.
“I am really looking forward to competing to win my second Stonehaven Cup in November, ” the 2009 winner said.
After the likely Melbourne stint it will be off to Royal Pines to tee it up in his home state for the first time since 2014.
“I always love coming back to Australia and competing,” said Scott, who won the Joe Kirkwood Cup in 2013.
“The support I receive from the Aussie golf fans makes for a special week, especially when I am playing in my hometown, the Gold Coast.”
A long time highlight on the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia, Scott will also be experiencing a new look Australian PGA Championship that is now co-sanctioned by the European Tour.
“The European Tour is where I first started my professional career so it’s great to see a co-sanctioning with tournaments in Australia,” added Scott.
PGA of Australia Chief Executive Officer Brian Thorburn was delighted to announce Scott’s return.
“Adam coming home and playing on the Gold Coast was a key focus for us this year when organising the Australian PGA Championship,” Thorburn said.
“While the tournament is now co-sanctioned by the European Tour and we anticipate some quality Europeans competing, it is important to us that our home grown talent also tees it up.”
“Aussie fans love cheering on their own and I am sure Adam will have large crowds supporting him this year at RACV Royal Pines Resort.”
Australian PGA Championship website at www.pgachampionship.com.au
Emirates Australian Open website www.ausopengolf.com