Two time major champion and former world number one Rory McIlroy will tee of alongside Australian golfer Adam Scott, the winner of the Masters Championship at this year’s Australian Open which tees off in Sydney, according to the organizers of the event.
The 24 year old from Northern Ireland won the US Open in 2011 and followed it up with his second triumph in major championships when he won the US PGA Championship last year and will return to play the event at the Royal Sydney Golf Club which will tee off on the 28th of November and will continue to the 1st of December after an absence of seven years from the event.
This will be the first time that Rory will take part in the event as a professional golfer and the last time he played at the event, he finished in a tie for 59th position back in 2006, competing as an amateur.
The event is co-sanctioned by the PGA Tour of Australasia and One Asia and will also see the presence of world number four Adam Scott along with Rory McIlroy. Scott made history when he won at the Augusta National earlier in the year to take home the Masters title.
McIlroy, on the other hand, who also played in the Australian Masters when it was held in Melbourne in 2007 and finished in 15th position stated that it had been quite a long time since he has played in the event and is looking forward to playing some of the best golf he is capable of in Sydney later this year.
Rory McIlroy that he was looking forward to returning to the Royal Sydney Golf Club and added that hopefully, the course will be nice to him as he searches for a trophy this season.