The 2019 Australian PGA Championship is underway at RACV Royal Pines Resort, with defending champion Cameron Smith and Adam Scott the favourites to take this year’s title.
Following yesterday’s pro-am tournament, Scott told media he was hoping to end Smith’s reign at Royal Pines.
“Obviously Cam’s had a good run here, but that’s got to come to an end at some point,” he said.
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“I’m sure it’s not just me who wants to take the Aussie PGA, there’s probably a hundred plus other guys who would like to do it this week.
“A breakthrough win here this week can carry me a long way into next year with Augusta only a few months away now. It’s important that I kind of get that win, and the confidence that those wins give you can take you a long way.”
See Scott and Smith in action at yesterday’s pro-am in the video below:
When asked about the prospects of a historic third consecutive Joe Kirkwood Cup, Smith said he was not so much focused on making history, but is certainly motivated by it.
“I don’t really like thinking about, you know, ‘What if.’ I’m just going to try to do my job to the best of my ability and if it happens on Sunday, great,” he said.
“But if not, you know, I’ve given it my all.”
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