It’s official! Adam Scott will be returning home home to the Gold Coast for the Australian PGA Championship to be played at RACV Royal Pines Resort from 1-4 December.
It will be the first time the Aussie fan favourite will tee up in his home state since 2014.“I always love coming back to Australia and competing,” said Scott, who won the Joe Kirkwood Cup in 2013. “The support I receive from the Aussie golf fans makes for a special week, especially when I am playing in my hometown, the Gold Coast.”
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A long time highlight on the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia, Scott is also looking forward to experiencing the new look Australian PGA Championship now that it’s co-sanctioned by the European Tour. “The European Tour is where I first started my professional career so it’s great to see a co-sanctioning with tournaments in Australia,” added Scott.
Delighted to welcome home Adam Scott is PGA of Australia Chief Executive Officer Brian Thorburn. “Adam coming home and playing on the Gold Coast was a key focus for us this year when organising the Australian PGA Championship,” said Thorburn.
“While the tournament is now co-sanctioned by the European Tour and we anticipate some quality Europeans competing, it is important to us that our home grown talent also tees it up. Aussie fans love cheering on their own and I am sure Adam will have large crowds supporting him this year at RACV Royal Pines Resort.”
Queensland Minister for Tourism and Major Events Kate Jones said having one of the world’s best players competing in his hometown was a great coup for the Championship. “It’s great to have some of the world’s best golfers come to Queensland, and it’s even more special when you have a hugely popular local like Adam Scott playing in the field,” Ms Jones said.
The Australian PGA Championship will be played at RACV Royal Pines Resort from 1-4 December and will be co-sanctioned by the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia and European Tour for the second consecutive year. Visit the Australian PGA Championship website at www.pgachampionship.com.au for further details.