Adam Scott will contest the Emirates Australian Open 2019.
The winner of the Stonehaven Cup 2009 and the old favorite of Aussie fans will appear for the 14th time in his national championship.
And the Queenslander comes home after a solid 2019 campaign, including three consecutive top 10 finishes in the recent FedEx Cup playoffs.
"I'm really looking forward to playing at the Australian Golf Club again and giving myself a chance at a second Stonehaven Cup," said Scott from the December 5-8 tournament.
"Sydney is currently in my mind because we have just announced a scholarship program at the University of Sydney."
Scott has a remarkable Australian Open record. The nine-fold Presidential Cup-star has only once finished outside the top 15 in 13 previous appearances – including six top fives – and his batting average over 51 tournament rounds is an extraordinary 70.27 with his win at the nearby New South Wales Golf Club.
Stephen Pitt, CEO of Golf Australia, said Scott's ability to fight consistently placed him among the big ones.
"There is no doubt that Aussie golf enthusiasts would like to see Adam play and we can't be happier to be back for another shot at the crown," Pitt said.
"He has been a great role model and ambassador for the Australian Gulf for a long time and it is great to see him back in great form in Sydney.
"The Australian will rock if he's hunting late Sunday afternoon, I'm sure."
Scott's signature adds even more class to an already fantastic field with fellow Australian favorites Jason Day, Marc Leishman and Cameron Smith.
It includes quadruple grand champion Ernie Els, open champion hero Louis Oosthuizen and in-form European Tour stars Paul Casey and Sergio Garcia, as well as debutant of the Presidents Cup CT Pan.
The Emirates Australian Open is supported by the NSW government through its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW.
The tournament, which is being organized by the Australian for the 21st time, is exclusively broadcast live on the screens of channel 7.
The Emirates Australian Open a flagship tournament on the ISPS Handa PGA Tour of Australasia. The winner will receive a minimum of 32 official World Golf Ranking points.
Tickets are now for sale. Go to www.ticketek.com and search for "Open golf" to make sure you don't miss seeing the best golfers in the world live in Sydney.