Scott Aims To Retain PGA Silverware

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Adam Scott is looking to retain his Australian PGA title. Picture: Getty Images/

After finishing second at the Australian Masters and fifth at the Australian Open, Adam Scott can salvage something from his latest trip back home by retaining his Australian PGA crown at Royal Pines this weekend.

It’s a piece of silverware the world number three won brilliantly 12 months ago. But since then, the front nine holes at the Pines have been revamped under the watchful eye of course re-designer Graham Marsh. The $5m makeover includes new fairway turf, strategically placed bunkers and revamped greens, which must be mastered by the players come Thursday. It’s all part of stage one of the redevelopment.

Power-hitters like Scott could shoot the lights out if they are accurate, but there are plenty of places to give shots back on the front nine greens which Marsh has made much tougher with tricky contours. Part two of the redevelopment will be completed by this time next year.

Scott is fresh after enjoying family time at his nearby Sanctuary Cove home. Other former champions in the field include Daniel Popovic , Greg Chalmers , Robert Allenby , Craig Parry , Peter O’Malley and Peter Lonard , as well John Sendon , Marc Leishman , Brendon De Jonge and Boo Weekley .

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