Adam Scott confirms Australian Open appearance

While it’s hardly a surprise, it’s still great news for golf fans any time Adam Scott is coming to town.

This week the 2009 champion has officially confirmed he will return to Sydney to contest his 14th Australian Open tournament.

Adam Scott Adam Scott surveys the Royal Sydney layout in 2016 with part-time caddy Steve Williams (Credit: Anthony Powter)

Despite a lack of W’s in 2019, the affable Queenslander enjoyed a very respectable 9 top-10 finishes on the PGA Tour including a second place at the Farmers Insurance Open to rack up just over US$4 million in prizemoney for the season.

The 39-year-old also leads the way for the Australians in the world rankings at No. 17, ahead of the likes of Marc Leishman and former world No.1 Jason Day.

“I’m really looking forward to playing at The Australian Golf Club again and giving myself a chance at a second Stonehaven Cup,” said Scott.

“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 enjoys an enviable record chasing the Stonehaven Cup having finished outside the top-15 only once in his previous 13 appearances and includes six top-5 results along the way.

Scott’s confirmation adds to an already superb field, which features fellow Aussies Jason Day, Marc Leishman and Cameron Smith alongside four-time major champion Ernie Els, Louis Oosthuizen, Paul Casey and Sergio Garcia.