Adam Scott returns to tournament golf this week, five weeks after playing his last event at the BMW Championship in Philadelphia.

Scott tees it up at this week’s Japan Open at the Yokohama Country Club, playing the event for the 34th occasion in the last five years.

Scott has a best of 7th in those three previous starts, that effort coming in 2015 when finishing eight shots behind the winner that year, Satoshi Kodaira.

Scott is currently 41st in the world ranking dropping ten positions from his standing at the start of the year although at one stage he had slipped outside the top 70 before a late season rally including a 3rd place at the PGA Championship and a 5th place finish at the first of the Fedex Cup Playoffs in New Jersey.

He was unable to make the Tour Championship field however and the BMW Championship was the last PGA Tour event he played in 2018 season.

Scott joins fellow Australians Brad Kennedy, Brendan Jones, Matthew Griffin, Won Joon Lee, Anthony Quayle, Scott Strange and amateur David Micheluzzi in the field for the ¥200,000,000 or A$2.43 million event.

Paul Sheehan was the last Australian to win the Japan Open that victory coming in 2006. Craig Parry was the previous Australian to claim the significant title when successful in 1997.