In among the news stories during Masters week was the news that Australia’s first Masters Champion, Adam Scott has confirmed he will tee it up in the 2019 Australian PGA Championship.
Scott will headline the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia and European Tour co-sanctioned tournament which will be played from 19-22 December at RACV Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast.
“I am really looking forward to playing in the Australian PGA Championship and ending my year at such a fun tournament,” said Scott.
“I love coming home and playing in front of Aussie crowds and they don’t get much better than at the Australian PGA Championship. The fans really embrace all of the players and help us celebrate the end of the season.”
“To be able to win another Joe Kirkwood Cup would be the perfect end to 2019,” added Scott who won the 2013 Australian PGA Championship.
While still early in 2019, Scott has made a solid start to the PGA TOUR season recording three top-10 results, including a runner-up finish at the Farmers Insurance Open in just eight starts this year.
“At the end of last season I had to make a tough decision to skip the Australian summer of golf in order to give myself the best opportunity to prepare for 2019,” said Scott.
“I feel like the preparations are showing and I am happy with my start to the season.
“It’s been good to be in contention and I feel like there are some positives to build upon for the rest of the year, so as part of that I have made the early decision to include the Australian PGA Championship in my 2019 schedule.”
Scott has regularly delighted sports fans in his home state of Queensland with his smooth swing and winning ways. He has played the Australian PGA Championship 13 times in his career recording seven top-10 results including his 2013 victory and 2014 runner-up finish in an epic seven-hole playoff.
“Adam Scott is one of Australia’s most loved athletes and we are delighted to have him playing the Australian PGA Championship in 2019,” said Gavin Kirkman, CEO of the PGA of Australia which owns the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia.
“With his father Phil being a PGA Professional, I know the Australian PGA Championship has always had special meaning for Adam which is reflected in his outstanding results at the tournament.
“Adam’s support of Australian golf has always been phenomenal, not just from coming home to play but being generous with his time with fans and his support of junior golf.”
Scott has been one of the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia’s strongest supporters having played on home soil every year from 2000 to 2007 and again from 2009 to 2017.
“We would love to see Adam raise the Joe Kirkwood Cup again in 2019. In fact, the last time Adam missed an Aussie summer of golf, he came out the next year to win the 2009 Australian Open. I feel like that is a good omen for this year.”
Tourism Industry Development Minister Kate Jones said crowds would be delighted to welcome Scott home for the 2019 Australian PGA Championship.
“Adam Scott is one of Queensland’s most well-liked sporting stars so we’re delighted he’s chosen to come play in front of his adoring home fans on the Gold Coast,” she said.
“Even in a state like Queensland which is renowned for producing world-class golfing talent, Adam Scott stands tall among the very best and I’m sure his decision to play will inspire golf fans of all ages to get out to Royal Pines and take in the action first-hand.
“The Australian PGA Championship is one of the highlights on Tourism and Events Queensland’s It’s Live! In Queensland events calendar for 2019 – a platform that highlights Australia’s best events in Australia’s best destination.”
The Queensland Government, via Tourism and Events Queensland, is proud to support the Australian PGA Championship which features on the It’s Live! in Queensland events calendar. Your perfect next event is in Queensland where live events combine with the most incredible destinations, and life is beautiful one day, perfect the next.
The Australian PGA Championship will be played at RACV Royal Pines Resort from 19 – 22 Dec with general admission to the Australian PGA Championship is $25* with children, 16 and under, granted free admission when attending with a paying adult.
If hospitality is more your style, a number of different options are also available, for details please visit pgachampionship.com.au.