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Scott to play Australian PGA Championship for first time in three years

Scott to play Australian PGA Championship for first time in three years

International Team golfer Adam Scott hits his tee shot on the eighth hole during the singles match play of the Presidents Cup golf tournament at Quail Hollow Club on Sep 25, 2022. (File photo: USA Today Sports/Peter Casey)

Former Masters champion Adam Scott will play the Australian PGA Championship for the first time since 2019, organisers said on Friday (Sep 30). 

The tournament, which has a US$2 million prize pool, will be held from Nov 24 to 27 at Royal Queensland in Scott's home state and is the opening event of the DP World Tour's 2022-23 season.

"As a player it's always an honour to come back and play before your home crowds," said Scott, who won the tournament in New South Wales in 2009.

"For me, that's especially so in Queensland, 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.

"I'm rapt to be coming back to play for the first time in three years," added Scott, who won the 2013 Masters.

Golfers from the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Series, such as Cameron Smith, will be eligible to take part in the tournament.

The US PGA Tour has torn up the cards of LIV Series defectors and the DP World Tour has also threatened suspensions.

Both of Australia's biggest events, the Australian Open and PGA Championship, are now co-sanctioned by the DP World Tour but officials have said LIV players will still be welcome to play.

Source: Reuters/st

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