Adam Scott adds to impressive summer field

This summer Adam Scott will make the long journey home to Australia for the first time following three years of closed borders and cancelled tournaments.

The 42-year-old is locked in to play the Australian PGA Championship at Royal Queensland in Brisbane followed a week later at the Australian Open at Victoria Golf Club and Kingston Heath from December 1-4.

Adam Scott Adam Scott celebrates his 2019 Australian PGA win (Credit: PGA Australia)

Scott won the Australian Open in 2009 by five strokes over Stuart Appleby and claimed the Australian PGA title twice in 2013 and again in 2019. The Queenslander also won the now-defunct Australian Masters twice (2012 and 2013).

“I’m rapt to be coming back to play for the first time in three years,” said Scott. “It’s been way too long, but the pandemic and the travel restrictions have made it tough on everybody and obviously we’ve had a couple of events put on hold during that time.”

“As a player it’s always an honour to come back and play before your home crowds. For me, that’s especially so in Queensland, but I also love playing on the magnificent courses of the Melbourne sandbelt, so I can’t wait to get back down there for both events and hopefully, get a win or two.”

Despite remaining winless since the 2020 Genesis Invitational, the World No. 31 enjoyed another impressive season on the PGA Tour finishing inside the top-5 four times on his way to earning his first trip to the Tour Championship since 2019.

The 14-time PGA Tour winner will join the likes of Cameron Smith, Marc Leishman, Lucas Hebert, Min Woo Lee, recent DP World Tour winner, Ryan Fox, Matt Jones, Geoff Ogilvy, Cam Davis, Karrie Webb and Stephanie Kyriacou in what is shaping up as one of the strongest local fields in many years.