Thursday, September 30th, 2010 - PGA Championship
With one Australian title now under his belt, Queenslander Adam Scott is headed home in December with one thing on his mind- to win in his home state and claim the 2010 Australian PGA Championship presented by Coca-Cola.

Having claimed the Stonehaven Cup in an emotional victory at the end of last year, Adam Scott will play the 2010 Australian PGA Championship at the Hyatt Regency Coolum from December 9-12 with nothing to prove to his home state fans.

At 29 Scott Claimed his first PGA Tour of Australasia crown at the Australian Open in Sydney last year, but still feels a trophy won in his home state would complement his growing collection of silverware.

“I grew up on the Sunshine Coast and played my junior golf there so to come back and win an Australian title in my own backyard would be a great achievement,” said Scott.

“Winning the Australian Open last year was very special and it obviously put an end to people asking when I would win at home.

“But I don’t intend to stop at one win, my form has been good and I’m looking forward to coming home to Queensland.”

Now 30, Scott has already won an incredible 8 US PGA Tour events and outside of Australia a further 8 international titles in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, and has been a member of 4 President Cup Teams - 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2009.

So far this year Scott has one title to his name, the Valero Texas Open which he won in May.

His best result since has been a T5 finish in the Deutsche Bank Championship only two weeks ago.

In an exciting twist for one of Adam’s American fans, Tourism Queensland has formed a partnership with Scott that will see him bring a guest or two to the Hyatt Regency Coolum.

In a recently launched promotion one lucky winner will receive a private golf lesson with Scott and the opportunity to play on his team during the Australian PGA Championship official pro-am.

The winner and a guest will receive a 13-day vacation including 5 nights in Cairns and Great Barrier Reef and the chance to visit some of Queensland’s award winning golf courses prior to playing in the pro am and watching the drama of the Australian PGA Championship unfold.

"As a professional golfer I get the opportunity to play great courses all over the world so I am thrilled to be able to promote my home country throughout my travels.

“Australia has so many great areas to visit and I was very lucky to grow up in Queensland near one of the Natural Wonders of the World, The Great Barrier Reef. It's an amazing place and I'm looking forward to sharing my home country with the winners."

The 2010 Australian PGA Championship presented by Coca-Cola will be played at the Hyatt Regency Coolum on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast from December 9-12, 2010.

Scott joins defending champion Robert Allenby, 2008 Champion Geoff Ogilvy and American John Daly in the Championship field.

The Australian PGA Championship will be the final tournament on both the PGA Tour of Australasia and OneAsia Order of Merit, with players competing for a total prize pool of AUD$1,500,000.

The tournament will be showcased on OneAsia's television platform with live coverage for four hours a day across all four tournament days, and broadcast to over 260 million homes in more than 40 countries.

Full coverage of the event will be available domestically on Network Ten, as well as internationally on ESPN Star Sports, Jupiter Golf Network, SBS Golf Channel, Fox International, Sky Sports NZ, ESPN3 & America One in the USA, ViaSat & Bloomberg Television among others in Europe.

Tickets for the Australian PGA Championship presented by Coca-Cola are now on sale and can be purchased on line at www.pga.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au or via the PGA Hotline- 1800 009 499.

Visit the Australian PGA Championship website at http://championship.pga.org.au

For additional information about the “Tee It Up With Adam Scott in Queensland, Australia” promotion, visit http://www.golfwithAdamScott.com or http://www.adamscott.com.

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The PGA’s core aim is to help more Australians enjoy golf more often. In doing so, the PGA aims to deliver more business opportunities to its members. Each year the PGA of Australia stages over 430 tournaments from the Australian PGA Championship to the state based Pro-Am circuits that take professional golf to the masses.

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