PALM BEACH GARDENS — Adam Scott, who used a victory at the 2013 Masters as a launching pad to the No. 2 spot in the World Golf Rankings, has committed to play in the 2014 Honda Classic, a PGA TOUR event which will be held Feb. 27-March 2 at PGA National Resort & Spa.
Scott is taking six weeks off prior to The Honda Classic for a well-deserved rest after a magical 2013 that many in the golf world saw coming for several years. But part of that time will be spent working on his game in The Bahamas as he strives to continue building upon his successes of the past 12 months.
Scott is the first of what is expected to be many of the game's top players committing to The Honda Classic. Martin County resident Tiger Woods has played in the past two events, Phil Mickelson indicated last week that he is considering adding the tournament to his mix and Rory McIlroy is also expected to play.
He became the first Australian to win at Augusta, it also was his first Major championship victory, and also won The Barclays in August and the PGA Grand Slam of Golf, an unofficial event in October. His six Top 10 finishes in 16 TOUR events allowed him to finish fourth in the FedEx Cup standings.
Scott also won the Australian PGA Championship in November and a week later won the Talisker Masters, also in Australia. Scott then teamed with fellow Aussie Jason Day to win the team competition at the ISPS Handa World Cup, capping a special three weeks back home. He has won 10 times on the PGA TOUR over the past decade and has a total of 13 other International victories.