Photo – Adam Scott on a previous visit to the Australian Open

The announcement today that Adam Scott will play the Australian Open in Sydney in early December ensures a busy summer of golf for the Queenslander.

With Scott committing to the Australian PGA Championship earlier in the year and heading the International side for the Presidents Cup, the 39 year old will play three consecutive events in Australia in December.

It will be his busiest Australian schedule since 2013 when he triumphantly returned from his Masters breakthrough to win the Australian PGA Championship, the World Cup of Golf with Jason Day and to play the Australian Open in which he lost narrowly to Rory McIlroy.

The 2009 Stonehaven Cup winner and long-time Aussie fan favourite will make a 14th appearance in his national championship.

Scott, who is this week playing the Japan Open, will be returning home following 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.

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.