Scott's return is a major coup for organizers after world number
one Rory McIlroy committed to returning to defend his title at The
Australian Golf Club from November 27-30.
McIlroy snatched the Stonehaven Cup from Scott at the final hole
last year, depriving Scott of a rare "triple crown" of Australian
titles after he won the Australian Masters and Australian PGA
Championship in an end-of-year swing through his home country.
"I finished such an amazing month on such a disappointing note, and
the result just gutted me for weeks in not winning the Australian
Open," Scott said in a media release on Thursday.
"I will be going back there with a chip on my shoulder. I don't
often get upset but I was really mad at myself because I was
absolutely gutted in not being able to win last year.
"So I will be playing at The Australian Club with real intent to
make amends for what happened at Royal Sydney."
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Scott looked to be on course for a wire-to-wire victory last year but
McIlroy ate up a four-stroke deficit in the final round and claimed his
only title of 2013 when the Australian bogeyed the 72nd hole.
(Reporting by Nick Mulvenney, editing by Julian Linden)
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