MASTERS WINNER: Adam Scott, from Australia, in action on the USPGA Tour.
MASTERS WINNER: Adam Scott, from Australia, in action on the USPGA Tour. Tony Dejak

Scott coming home to compete for Australian titles

GOLF: Adam Scott never needs a reason to come home to the Gold Coast but he has a million of them waiting at Royal Pines Resort in December in the Australian PGA Championship.

The world No.8 and Australia’s only US Masters champion has confirmed he will tee up in the time-honoured PGA from December 1-4, as well as the Australian Open at Royal Sydney from November 17-20.

Scott wants to win both but admits the lure of $1 million hole-in-one prize on the par-three 16th hole on Sunday afternoon at Royal Pines excites him.

The Soniq Million Dollar Hole offers $500,000 to the first player to ace it and $500,000 to some lucky golf fan who has been assigned the professional in a special competition.

“I am coming home and I can’t wait to be back in Queensland for the Australian PGA Championship,” Scott said.

“But it’s the Million Dollar Hole that has my attention; I can’t wait to have a crack at acing the par-three 16th.

“It’s going to be an exciting week on the Gold Coast.”

But before Scott has a shot at the million dollars, he will attempt to win his second Stonehaven Cup at the Australian Open.

The 36-year-old won the tournament by five shots in 2009 and has been runner-up three times since.

“The Australian Open has always been a tournament I value highly. Sydney is a great city and I have fond memories of Royal Sydney as a great venue for championship golf,” Scott said.

“I am really looking forward to competing to win my second Stonehaven Cup in November.”