Scott confirms Australian PGA Championship return

As preparations for the US Masters get underway this week, Adam Scott, the only Australian to take home a green jacket from Augusta, has confirmed he will tee it up at this year’s Australian PGA Championship.

Scott will headline the tournament which will be played from 19-22 December at RACV Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast following the Presidents Cup in Melbourne.

Adam Scott 2013 champion Adam Scott will return to the Australian PGA in late December (Credit: Anthony Powter)

“I am really looking forward to playing in the Australian PGA Championship and ending my year at such a fun tournament,” said Scott.

“I love coming home and playing in front of Aussie crowds and they don’t get much better than at the Australian PGA Championship. The fans really embrace all of the players and help us celebrate the end of the season.”

“To be able to win another Joe Kirkwood Cup would be the perfect end to 2019,” added Scott who won the 2013 Australian PGA Championship.

While still early in 2019, Scott has made a solid start to the PGA TOUR season recording three top-10 results, including a runner-up finish at the Farmers Insurance Open in just eight starts this year.

“At the end of last season I had to make a tough decision to skip the Australian summer of golf in order to give myself the best opportunity to prepare for 2019,” said Scott.

“I feel like the preparations are showing and I am happy with my start to the season.

“It’s been good to be in contention and I feel like there are some positives to build upon for the rest of the year, so as part of that I have made the early decision to include the Australian PGA Championship in my 2019 schedule.”

Scott has regularly delighted sports fans in his home state of Queensland playing the Australian PGA Championship 13 times in his career and recording seven top-10 results including his 2013 victory and 2014 runner-up finish.

Scott has been one of the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia’s strongest supporters having played on home soil every year from 2000 to 2007 and again from 2009 to 2017.

The Australian PGA Championship will be played at RACV Royal Pines Resort from 19 – 22 Dec with general admission to the Australian PGA Championship is $25 with children, 16 and under, granted free admission when attending with a paying adult.