2013 Masters Champion and dual winner of the Australian Masters, Adam Scott, has confirmed he will play in this year's event when it returns to Huntingdale from 19-22 November.
In another hugely exciting development for the event, Japanese global apparel retailer, UNIQLO will become the new title sponsor and see the tournament rebranded as the UNIQLO Masters.
UNIQLO is no stranger to elite sport as the apparel partner of Adam and tennis superstars Novak Djokovic, Kei Nishikori and Shingo Kunieda but the UNIQLO Masters will mark their first ever title sponsorship.
Adam Scott was enthusiastic about his return to Huntingdale, saying, “I am delighted that UNIQLO has taken up the title sponsorship of the Australian Masters and via this new event partnership, I’m excited to introduce UNIQLO's clothing to more Australians.
“Melbourne is a great city. I am looking forward to being back, playing at Huntingdale and competing for my third gold jacket.”
UNIQLO Australia CEO, Shoichi Miyasaka commented, "We are proud to have a long term partnership with Adam Scott that began the week he famously won The Masters at Augusta. Given his affinity with the Australian Masters and our strong store presence in Melbourne in the CBD at Emporium, Chadstone and Eastland, we are excited to have the opportunity to partner with IMG and the Victorian State Government on the 2015 UNIQLO Masters.
"We look forward to a memorable week and to promoting the UNIQLO brand across Australia and to a global television audience."
Minister for Tourism and Major Events, John Eren was delighted with the announcement:
"Australia's own Adam Scott is one of world golf's very best, so we're thrilled to be welcoming him back to Huntingdale. We've just announced Victoria has secured The Presidents Cup 2019 and the World Cup of Golf, so this is another vote of confidence in the game in Victoria.
"Having the top players in the world on our golf courses bring visitors from all over Australia and abroad. They mean jobs for Victorians and a stronger state”, said Mr Eren.
David Rollo, Vice President Director of Golf at IMG, the event owner and promoter added: "We are delighted to welcome Adam back to the Masters where he has enjoyed so much success in recent years.
"Adam is a great ambassador for Australia, the game of golf and the brands he represents. We are thrilled to have him in the field and equally to welcome UNIQLO as our new naming rights partner."