Scott confirmed for 2008 Australian Open

BY | Australasian PGA Tour | 2008 Australian Open | General | 05 Oct 2008

Fresh from his thrilling playoff victory at the Byron Nelson Championship in Texas, Aussie favourite Adam Scott has confirmed his commitment to compete in the 2008 Australian Open to be played at The Royal Sydney Golf Club, December 11-14.

The 27-year old missed last year’s Open due to personal commitments but says he cannot wait to return to his homeland to try and win his national championship.

“The Australian Open is the one event that the Aussie players on tour really look forward to coming home for each year and I am eagerly anticipating the opportunity to compete amongst a stellar field at Royal Sydney once again in December,” he said.

The announcement that Scott will contest the Open is sure to thrill Australian golf fans, who missed seeing the young star in action last year.

Scott’s commitment comes after Craig Parry signalled his intention in April to return and defend the title he so memorably won at The Australian Golf Club last December, and world number six Geoff Ogilvy also confirmed his participation in what is a sign of strong support from Australia’s leading players.

Scott has been consistently ranked in the Top 10 for the past three years and is the winner of fourteen professional tournaments, including titles at this year’s Byron Nelson and Qatar Masters events.

Tony Hallam, CEO Golf Australia said, “We are absolutely thrilled to announce that Adam has committed to playing the 2008 Australian Open at The Royal Sydney Golf Club. He is undoubtedly one of the finest players in the world and we look forward to seeing him in action, up close and personal later this year.”

Scott’s 2008 campaign started in fine style with a final round 61 guiding him to his second triumph at the Qatar Masters after winning the event back in 2002. The talented Queenslander has also won titles at The Players Championship, Shell Houston Open, The Tour Championship, Johnnie Walker Classic, Deutsche Bank Championship and twice in Singapore at the Barclays Singapore Open.

His career also boasts three consecutive Presidents Cup campaigns for the International Team, which is an extraordinary feat for a player of Scott’s age.

Scott is one of just three golfers born in the 1980’s to reach the top 10 in the world (the other two are Sergio Garcia and Justin Rose), and he currently sits at number four after his recent Texan triumph and top ten finish at the Wachovia Championship.

Source – Golf Australia


Position Score Player Country R1 R2 R3 R4 Total
1   ↑T17 -9 Tim Clark South Africa 70 73 69 67 279
2   ↑T9 -9 Mathew Goggin Australia 65 70 75 69 279
T3   ↓1 -8 David Smail New Zealand 67 68 70 75 280
T3   ↑T5 -8 Robert Allenby Australia 71 67 71 71 280
T3 -8 Stephen Dartnall Australia 65 68 75 72 280
T6   ↓2 -7 Andre Stolz Australia 69 71 66 75 281
T6   ↓T5 -7 Chris Gaunt Australia 70 65 74 72 281
T6   ↑T24 -7 Geoff Ogilvy Australia 72 71 70 68 281
T6   ↑T13 -7 Steven Conran Australia 70 66 75 70 281
10   ↑T33 -6 Richard Green Australia 71 72 71 68 282
Position Score Player Country R1 R2 R3 R4 Total
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