US Masters hero Sergio Garcia will sprinkle further stardust on an already loaded Australian Open as he tries to add the country’s national championship to his bulging trophy cabinet.
The Spaniard, who broke his majors curse at Augusta two years ago, will join Australian favourites Jason Day, Marc Leishman and Cameron Smith in the field for the Stonehaven Cup.
Four-time major champ Ernie Els, Open champion Louis Oosthuizen and world no.14 Paul Casey are also confirmed starters for the event at The Australian, which will be played just a week before the Tiger Woods-captained American side heads to Melbourne for the Presidents Cup.
“I can’t wait to get to Sydney and try to add my name to that trophy with such legends,” Garcia said.
“I have always found Australian crowds to be enthusiastic and knowledgeable, so hopefully I can put on a show for them. And I’m really looking forward to having a look around Sydney while I’m down.”
Garcia famously won his first major at his 71st start as a professional when he won a thrilling final round duel with Justin Rose in 2017.
Garcia will also be joined in the field by Presidents Cup debutant CT Pan, who will be putting the finishing touches to his game before featuring for the Internationals at Royal Melbourne.