Rory McIlroy to play at Australian Open
World number three Rory McIlroy and Australia’s very own world number four Adam Scott have confirmed their participation at the Australian Open which will tee off at the end of the year at the Royal Sydney Golf Club.
The Northern Irishman is a two time winner of majors and he will tee off alongside Scott, the first ever Australian to win the US Masters when he won there this season and the duo will have a lot of the world’s top ranked professionals for company with world number six and American champion Matt Kuchar confirming his participation earlier in the week whereas Rory’s countryman Graeme McDowell has also confirmed that he will be a part of the field.
The last time McIlroy played at the Australian Masters was back in 2007 in his very first season as a professional on the Tour and finished at a respectable 15th position. Speaking of his participation at the Australian Open, Rory McIlroy stated that it has been quite a long time since he played in Australia, adding that his first participation at the Australian Open was in 2006 when he was still an amateur and then he returned next year as a professional.
He also mentioned that both the tournaments were in Sydney, adding that he has always enjoyed his time playing at Sydney before going on to state that he is looking forward to returning to playing at the Royal Sydney Golf Club.
The Northern Irishman has had a terrible season this term around, having not won a single title, let alone competing for one till the end and his majors record has been extremely poor by his standards and the Australian Open will represent the last opportunity for Rory McIlroy to savage the season and return with confidence in the new season.