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Scott skipping title defense in Singapore for Australian Open

SYDNEY – Adam Scott will opt out of defending his Singapore Open title to return home and join a star-studded field at November’s Australian Open.

Scott will join the likes of Tiger Woods, Jason Day, Geoff Ogilvy, Greg Norman, Fred Couples, Dustin Johnson and Bubba Watson at The Lakes from Nov. 10.

Scott told Network TEN television Thursday it was a tough decision to forego defending his title in Singapore, “but the Australian Open is really tough to pass up and I am going to be playing in Sydney.”

Scott won the 2009 Australian Open at the New South Wales Golf Club and has his sights on a second title in the event’s strongest field in years.