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World No.52 Lucas Herbert confirms homecoming as officers sweat on Cameron Smith, Adam Scott and Marc Leishman

Lucas Herbert has set himself the bold purpose of making an attempt to win each the Australian Open and Australian PGA after confirming he would be the first of the big-name males’s stars to return for the summer season of golf.

As Australian golf officers await affirmation on The Open winner Cameron Smith, 2013 Masters champion Adam Scott and a number of PGA Tour winner Marc Leishman committing to the 2 huge occasions, world No.52 Herbert will make a belated homecoming.

The 26-year-old has had two top-15 finishes in majors this yr and will probably be one of many main drawcards as Australia’s elite tournaments attempt to emerge from the shadow of COVID-19.

The Australian Open will probably be performed for the primary time since 2019 when each the ladies’s and males’s titles are contested throughout Victoria and Kingston Heath golf golf equipment in Melbourne, whereas the PGA will probably be performed at Royal Queensland.

Requested what it could imply to win one or each of the occasions, Herbert mentioned: “It might imply the world to me. Australian golf is so essential to me and to have the ability to win at house is one thing I’ve at all times dreamed of doing – it’s a large purpose of mine.

“It has [usually] been on the finish of lengthy years, and I’ve needed to come back again and help Australian golf, to have the ability to put the identical quantity of focus and energy on the finish of the yr is troublesome. I’m placing extra preparation into it this yr and am hoping to win one, if not each of those occasions. It is usually nice to have the ability to be residence and see everybody throughout these occasions.”

Lucas Herbert tees off during The Open at St Andrews.

Lucas Herbert tees off throughout The Open at St Andrews.Credit score:Getty

Herbert is gunning for a spot within the Presidents Cup workforce for September’s showdown with america at Quail Hole, and cracked the world’s high 50 together with his first PGA Tour title in Bermuda final yr.

Whereas he has beforehand distanced himself from Greg Norman’s breakaway LIV Golf collection – and returned a whole lot of 1000’s of {dollars} to Golf Australia in cash paid to him as a rookie squad member – Herbert nonetheless craves a breakthrough in a marquee Australian occasion.



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