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Adam Scott to Defend Australian Masters

IMG, owner and promoter of the Australian Masters, today announced that defending champion and current world number two, Adam Scott, will return to Melbourne from 20-23 November and attempt to make history as the first player to win the Australian Masters three years in succession.

This year marks the 36th staging of the Australian Masters and the first time it has been played at The Metropolitan Golf Club as the event rotates across the famed Melbourne sandbelt, showcasing one of the world's great golf destinations.

2012 and 2013 Australian Masters Champion, Adam Scott, is looking forward to returning to Melbourne.

"To win a hat-trick of events is something I haven't done before and would be right up there in my career achievements, especially to do it in Melbourne at the Masters.

"The Metropolitan Golf Club is a fantastic course and I am looking forward to playing a tournament there for the first time," said Scott.

The Minister for Tourism and Major Events, Louise Asher welcomed the announcement following recent confirmation of an extension of the Victorian Government's partnership with the event.

"The Victorian Government is delighted to extend the partnership with the Australian Masters for another two years, showcasing Melbourne and Victoria to a global audience, whilst generating strong economic benefits to the State.

"We are thrilled to welcome Adam Scott back to Melbourne to defend his title and we welcome sports fans across Victoria and around the world back to Melbourne and the famed Sandbelt golf region to watch some of the best golfers in the world."

Vice President-Director of Golf, IMG Australia, David Rollo, said, "We are indebted to the Victorian Government for their ongoing support of the Australian Masters and look forward to welcoming Adam back to Melbourne to defend his title at The Metropolitan Golf Club.

"The Australian Masters is also thrilled to continue a partnership with the Seven Network who will broadcast 20 hours of live golf into the homes of Australians around the country."

Tickets will be on sale from Thursday 28 August via Ticketmaster "“ www.ticketmaster.com.au "“ free entry for children under the age of 16, accompanied by a paying adult.