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McIlroy & Scott commit to Australian Open

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Rory McIlroy last played the Australian Open as an amateur in 2006, finishing 59th © PA Photos
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World No. 3 Rory McIlroy and No. 4 Adam Scott have confirmed their places in the field for the 2013 Australian Open at the Royal Sydney Golf Club in November.

Two-time major winner McIlroy will play alongside Australian Scott, the reigning Masters champion, organisers confirmed at the weekend.

McIlroy last played Down Under at the Australian Masters in 2007 in his first year as a professional, finishing 15th.

"It's been a few years since I last competed in an Australian Open. I competed in 2006 when I was still an amateur and then a year later after just turning pro," McIlroy said.

"Both were in Sydney and I've always enjoyed myself in Sydney so I am very much looking forward to returning to Royal Sydney."

World Rankings: 1. Tiger Woods (USA), 2. Phil Mickelson (USA), 3. Rory McIlroy (NIR), 4. Adam Scott (AUS), 5. Justin Rose (ENG), 6. Matt Kuchar (USA), 7. Brandt Snedeker (USA), 8. Jason Dufner (USA), 9. Graeme McDowell (NIR), 10. Henrik Stenson (SWE), 11. Luke Donald (ENG), 12. Keegan Bradley (USA), 13. Steve Stricker (USA), 14. Lee Westwood (ENG), 15. Ian Poulter (ENG), 16. Ernie Els (RSA), 17. Charl Schwartzel (RSA), 18. Jason Day (AUS), 19. Jim Furyk (USA), 20. Sergio Garcia (ESP).

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