16 Oct 2019 | Men's Australian Open | Professional golf |
Scott set for #AusOpenGolf
by Golf Australia
Adam Scott will contest the 2019 Emirates Australian Open.
The 2009 Stonehaven Cup winner and long-time Aussie fan favourite will make a 14th appearance in his national championship.
And the Queenslander is coming home on the back of a solid 2019 campaign, including three consecutive top-10 finishes in the recent FedEx Cup playoffs.
“I’m really looking forward to playing at The Australian Golf Club again and giving myself a chance at a second Stonehaven Cup,” Scott said of the 5-8 December tournament.
“Sydney is front of mind for me at the moment as we’ve also just announced a scholarship program with the University of Sydney.”
Scott has a remarkable Australian Open record. The nine-time Presidents Cup star has only once finished outside the top 15 in 13 previous appearances - including six top-fives - and his stroke average over 51 tournament rounds is an extraordinary 70.27 with his win coming at the nearby New South Wales Golf Club.
Golf Australia chief executive Stephen Pitt said Scott's ability to contend so consistently ranked him among the greats.
"There's no doubt that Aussie golf fans love to watch Adam play and we couldn't be happier that he's back for another shot at the crown," Pitt said.
"He's been a tremendous role model and ambassador for Australian golf over a long time and it's great to see him back in Sydney in great form.
"The Australian will be rocking if he's in the hunt late on Sunday afternoon, I'm sure."
Scott's signature adds even more class to an already stellar field that boasts fellow Aussie favourites Jason Day, Marc Leishman and Cameron Smith.
It includes four-time major champ Ernie Els, Open Championship hero Louis Oosthuizen and in-form European Tour stars Paul Casey and Sergio Garcia, as well as Presidents Cup debutant CT Pan.
The Emirates Australian Open is supported by the NSW Government via its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW.
The tournament, hosted by The Australian for a record 21st time, will be telecast exclusively live across the screens of 7 and 7plus from midday (AEDT). The Emirates Australian Open a flagship tournament on the ISPS Handa PGA Tour of Australasia. The winner will receive a minimum of 32 Official World Golf Ranking points.
Tickets are now on sale. Visit www.ticketek.com and search “Open golf” to make sure you don’t miss seeing the world’s best golfers live in Sydney.
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