AROUND THE TRAPS
QUEENSLAND duo Jason Day and Adam Scott will both play in Australia this summer.
Day has committed to play in the Emirates Australian Open at Sydney’s The Australian Golf Club, which will be his first tournament on home soil since 2013. That year, he famously won the World Cup alongside Scott and finished T6 behind Rory McIlroy at the Open the following week. When Day tees it up on November 23 it will be just his third appearance in the Championship since turning professional in 2006.
The 29-year-old was due to play the Open last year but a back injury forced him to withdraw. Injury also prevented a return in 2014 and the birth of second child, Lucy, saw him stay home in 2015.
Scott will by-pass the anticipated shootout between Day and reigning Stonehaven Cup holder, World No.2 Jordan Spieth. Instead, he will play the Australian PGA Championship at RACV Royal Pines Resort a week later, which sets up a possible duel with good mate and current Masters Champion, Sergio Garcia.
“Competing in the Australian PGA Championship on the Gold Coast in front of a home crowd is always such a highlight for me,” Scott said. “I really appreciate the local support and I am hoping this year I can add my name to the Joe Kirkwood Cup for a second time.”