He’s our Masters hero, a past Stonehaven Cup champion, a multiple winner on the 2016 US PGA Tour – and Adam Scott is coming back to to Australia this summer.
Scott, 36, will tee it up in the Emirates Australian Open from November 17-20 at Royal Sydney Golf Club, and the Australian PGA Championship at RACV Royal Pines Resort from 1-4 December.
One of Australia’s all-time great players, the world No.8 has had no fewer than 15 top-10 finishes in major championships and continues to thrive with two wins in the United States already this year, including the World Golf Championship at Doral in March.
Scott is ranked third in the FedEx Cup race and, alongside compatriot Jason Day and 2014 champ Jordan Spieth, is already the third player in the world’s top 10 to join the field for what promises to be a classic national championship.
“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.
“I am really looking forward to competing to win my second Stonehaven Cup in November.”
Golf Australia chief executive Stephen Pitt welcomed Scott to the field with open arms.
“Adam has been a regular at his national championship over the years and he always seems to bring his A-game,” Pitt said.
“We look forward to seeing him play again and we know that the crowds appreciate not only his golf, but the way he carries himself. He’s an immensely popular figure and a great ambassador for the sport in this country.”
The Queenslander won the Emirates Australian Open at New South Wales Golf Club in 2009, eclipsing the field by five shots.
He has been incredibly close to a second Stonehaven Cup in each of the past three years, finishing fifth in 2014 and joint runner-up last year on top of a memorable last visit to Royal Sydney in 2013.
The following week, Scott will 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 is also looking forward to experiencing the new look Australian PGA Championship now that it’s 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.
Delighted to welcome home Adam Scott is PGA of Australia Chief Executive Officer Brian Thorburn.
“Adam coming home and playing on the Gold Coast was a key focus for us this year when organising the Australian PGA Championship,” said Thorburn.
“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.”
The Emirates Australian Open is a flagship tournament on the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia. The winner will receive a minimum of 32 Official World Golf Ranking points.
The Australian PGA Championship will be played at RACV Royal Pines Resort from 1-4 December and will be co-sanctioned by the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia and European Tour for the second consecutive year.