Aussie golf stars Cameron Smith, Jason Day and Adam Scott set to return house this summer season for the primary time in a decade to play in revamped $1.7million Australian Open
- Stars haven’t performed at Aussie Open in a decade
- New event may lure them again house
- Talks are underway with thousands and thousands on supply
PGA Tour of Australasia boss Gavin Kirkman on Friday introduced this 12 months’s Australian Open can be staged from November 30 to December 3 and supply $1.7million in prize cash.
The event will as soon as once more be a dual-gender occasion, with the Australian and Lakes golf equipment co-hosting after Victoria and Kingston Heath shared the first-ever combined Open final 12 months.
The Open would be the ninth occasion of an action-packed summer season for golf followers and happen the week after the $2million Australian PGA Championship at Royal Queensland.
The revitalised Day, who completed joint runner-up ultimately week’s British Open, hasn’t performed his nationwide championship since holding the third-round lead and finally ending fifth in 2017.
However Kirkman informed AAP the previous world No.1 and soon-to-be father of 5 was desirous to return house to Australia.
Cameron Smith has been an infinite success story for Australia and could possibly be a part of a bumper summer season of golf at house this summer season
Jason Day is in career-best type and Aussie golf followers shall be leaping on the probability to see him play on house soil
Adam Scott rounds out the highest expertise that organisers hope will return house for a revamped Australian Open this summer season
If unable to attempt to full some unfinished enterprise at The Australian following his final-round collapse six years in the past, it will make sense for the Queenslander to deliver his rising household again and tee up on the PGA Championship in entrance of his house followers.
‘We spoke to Jason twice now and he is eager to return house and play once more in Australia,’ Kirkman mentioned after assembly with a number of stars at Royal Liverpool.
‘He has acquired one other youngster on the way in which that is going to be due between now and the top of the 12 months so good discussions with Jason.
‘We’ll simply see the way it pans out. However he is enjoying nice once more now so he’d be an ideal addition to our fields and to showcase what he is acquired on show for his sport.’
Kirkman can be extraordinarily optimistic of as soon as once more luring Smith, Scott, Marc Leishman, Min Woo Lee, Lucas Herbert and Cam Davis house to provide followers probably the most thrilling summer season fields in years.
‘I am unable to say sure now however the discussions have been very, superb and I will be very disillusioned if I am unable to announce them very quickly,’ he mentioned when requested particularly if fellow main winners Smith and Scott would return.
Smith, Day and Scott have not all performed in the identical Australian Open since 2013 at Royal Sydney when Rory McIlroy ran down Scott on the ultimate day to steal the Stonehaven Cup by a shot.
Day tied for sixth and a 20-year-old Smith missed the midway reduce.
‘We’re very excited by the schedule for the 2023-24 season as we watch golf proceed to growth in Australia,’ Kirkman mentioned.
The New Yr schedule shall be introduced in coming weeks.