Fresh from helping Europe to a dramatic Ryder Cup win, England's world No.5 Justin Rose has announced he'll head to Sydney to play the Australian Open in December.
The 32-year-old joins a strong field that includes eight-time major champion Tom Watson, world No.6 Adam Scott, defending champion Greg Chalmers and former US Open champion Geoff Ogilvy.
Rose will be making his debut at the tournament to be staged at The Lakes Golf Club from December 6 but has tasted success in Australia having won the 2006 Australian Masters at Huntingdale in Victoria.
The four-time US PGA Tour winner will make the trip on the back of a strong season that included a runner-up finish at the rich Tour Championship in Atlanta last month.
The Englishman was edged out by American Brandt Snedeker but still banked $US864,000 ($A847,435) for his efforts.
Rose also played a key role in Team Europe's dramatic comeback win over the United States at the Ryder Cup last week when they overcame a 10-6 last-day deficit in front of a hostile Chicago crowd.
"I'm looking forward to coming to Sydney for my first trip back to Australia in a few years and I've always enjoyed it," Rose said.
"The tournament has a history of wonderful champions and I hope I can add my name to that list in December."