SYDNEY (AP) — Adam Scott will opt out of defending his Singapore Open title to return home and join a star-studded field at November’s Australian Open.
Scott will join the likes of Tiger Woods, defending champion Geoff Ogilvy, Jason Day, Dustin Johnson, Bubba Watson and Presidents Cup captains Fred Couples and Greg Norman at The Lakes from Nov. 10.
Scott told Network TEN television Thursday it was a tough decision to forego defending his title in Singapore, “but the Australian Open is really tough to pass up and I am going to be playing in Sydney.”
Scott won the 2009 Australian Open at the New South Wales Golf Club and has his sights on a second title in the event’s strongest field in years.
“It’s the right move for me and I really want to get down there and win the Australian Open again,” he said. “If I win the Australian Open, I’ll be very happy going into the Presidents Cup.”
The Presidents Cup team tournament between the United States and an International Team will be held the following week at Royal Melbourne.