QUEENSLANDER Adam Scott will be heading home in December with the 2010 Australian PGA Championship firmly in his sights.
Having claimed the Stonehaven Cup in an emotional victory at the Australian Open last year, Scott will play the PGA Championship at the Hyatt Regency Coolum from December 9-12 with nothing to prove to his home state fans.
At 29, Scott had that long awaited maiden Australian tour victory firmly under his belt, but to back it up in 2010 with a win in his home state would be all the sweeter.
“I grew up on the Sunshine Coast and played my junior golf there so to come back and win an Australian title in my own backyard would be a great achievement,” Scott said this week.
“Winning the Australian Open last year was very special and it obviously put an end to people asking when I would win at home.
“But I don’t intend to stop at one win, my form has been good and I’m looking forward to coming home to Queensland.”
Now 30, Scott has already won 8 US PGA Tour events and outside of Australia a further 8 international titles in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, and has been a member of 4 President Cup Teams – 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2009.
So far this year Scott has one title to his name, the Valero Texas Open which he won in May.
His best result since has been a T5 finish in the Deutsche Bank Championship only two weeks ago.
Among those hoping to rain on Scott’s parade in Queensland will be
defending champion Robert Allenby, 2008 Champion Geoff Ogilvy and the always watchable John Daly.
The Australian PGA Championship will be the final tournament on both the PGA Tour of Australasia and OneAsia Order of Merit, with players competing for a total prize pool of AUD$1,500,000.
2010 Australian PGA Championship television coverage
The tournament will be showcased on OneAsia’s television platform with live coverage for four hours a day across all four tournament days, and broadcast to over 260 million homes in more than 40 countries.
Full coverage of the event will be available domestically on Network Ten, as well as internationally on ESPN Star Sports, Jupiter Golf Network, SBS Golf Channel, Fox International, Sky Sports NZ, ESPN3 & America One in the USA, ViaSat & Bloomberg Television among others in Europe.
Tickets for the Australian PGA Championship presented by Coca-Cola are now on sale and can be purchased online by clciking here or via the PGA Hotline- 1800 009 499.