Date: June 04, 2013
Author: Australian Masters

Scott to defend Australian Masters

IMG, event owner and promoter today announced the defending champion and current Masters Champion, Adam Scott, will return to Melbourne to defend his Australian Masters title from 14-17 November. In April, Scott recorded one of the greatest triumphs in our rich history of sporting achievements as the first Australian to win The Masters Tournament at Augusta National. This year will mark the 35th staging of the Australian Masters and the first time it has been played at the famed Royal Melbourne Golf Club. Currently ranked third in the World, Scott is looking forward to returning to the Australian Masters which he won last year after a fantastic battle with Ian Poulter over the final 36 holes. “I&aposm excited to be returning to Melbourne to defend my Australian Masters title at Royal Melbourne, one of my favourite courses. I&aposve always had fantastic support in Melbourne, and I&aposm sure this year&aposs event will be bigger and better than ever,” commented Scott. The Premier of Victoria Dr Denis Napthine welcomed the announcement: “The Victorian Government is delighted that Adam Scott will be defending his title at this year&aposs Australian Masters. Adam&aposs victory at Augusta National ranks undoubtedly as one of Australia&aposs greatest sporting achievements, and we welcome sports fans from across Victoria and around the world to visit Melbourne to watch Adam compete on another iconic golf course, Royal Melbourne,” said Dr Napthine” Minister for Tourism and Major Events, Louise Asher added: “Hosting the Australian Masters with defending champion Adam Scott confirmed to play at the world renowned Royal Melbourne Golf Club in November, will showcase Melbourne and Victoria to a global audience, whilst generating strong economic benefit to the State through visitors from interstate and overseas.” Vice President-Director of Golf, IMG Australia, David Rollo, said, “We are indebted to the Victorian Government for their continued support of the Australian Masters. Equally we are thrilled Adam is able to return to defend his title at Royal Melbourne Golf Club as The Masters Champion. “His achievements will inspire the next generation of boys and girls and we will continue to provide complimentary access for children under the age of 16 when accompanied by an adult ticket holder.” Greg Norman remains the only player in the 35 year history of the Australian Masters to successfully defend the title.