Former two time major champion and the current world number three Rory McIlroy has confirmed his participation at this year’s Australian Open to be held at the Royal Sydney Golf Club between the 28th of November and 1st of December later this year, along with Australian golfer Adam Scott, according to a statement released by the organizers of the event.
This will, in all probability, be the last big tournament for the Northern Irishman this season and will mark his return to the tournament for the first time since 2007 when he played at the event when it was held in Melbourne, finishing tied for 15th. He last played at the Royal Sydney Golf Club when he was still an amateur, playing at the event in 2006 when he finished tied at 59th position back in 2006.
According to a statement released by Rory McIlroy, it has been quite a long time since he last participated in the Australian Open at Sydney when he was there as a 17 year old amateur golfer and then played at the event the following year in 2007 after just turning professional.
He mentioned that he had loved playing in Sydney and mentioned that he was very much looking forward to returning to the Royal Sydney Golf Club and renew his acquaintance with the course once again.
McIlroy has had a torrid season this time around having not won a single title throughout the year and not even finishing close to the leader at the end of an event and many have blamed the change of equipment that Rory McIlroy made this season and with fan favorite and world number four Adam Scott playing alongside him at the event, winning the title at the Australian Open will prove to be a lot difficult too.