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Scott won't play Aussie Open

By Bernie McGuire 29/09/2003 09:56:31 PM Comments (0)

Adam Scott will not contest the rescheduled Australian Open despite confirming he will be at home in Queensland during the nation's premier golf tournament.

A clash with the Davis Cup tennis final and the threat of losing TV coverage forced the Australian Golf Union to move the event from the last week in November to December 18-21.

Scott along with Stephen Leaney, Robert Allenby and Stuart Appleby were initially set to skip the tournament after accepting invitations to the lucrative Nedbank Masters at Sun City, South Africa.

The tournament's rescheduling to the week before Christmas was expected to attract all four to Moonah Links on the Mornington Peninsula.

But Scott, who clinched the Scandinavian Masters and a first US PGA title this year, has confirmed he intends sitting out the event at his parent's residence at Hope Island.

"I indicated before the event was moved that the Australian Open is the one event after the majors that I would want to win and that hasn't changed," said Scott at the completion of the Dunhill Links Championship here.

"I understand why the tournament has been moved but I just need some time off and if I teed up at Moonah Links it would mean having just a week-and-a-half rest in between tournaments.

"During that period there's Christmas Day and New Year's Day and then I have to be in Hawaii for the Mercedes Championship which begins on January 8.

"I've got four events in a row, the Presidents Cup, the Nedbank, the Australian Masters and the Australian PGA, so when do I get a break?

"I already think I am pushing it just competing in the Australian PGA but I am happy to contest the Australian Masters and the PGA but adding the Australian Open to my schedule is just too much considering the closeness of the Mercedes."

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