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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.”

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