Open champion Cameron Smith will headline Australia's top golf events World number two Cameron Smith confirmed on Thursday

he will headline Australia's top two golf tournaments later this year and said he was "so excited" to be heading home.

Both the Australian PGA Championship in Brisbane from November 24 - an event he won in 2017 and 2018 Smith will tee off

and the Australian Open in Melbourne on December 1. "I'have had an incredible year and coming home to play tournaments is the icing on the cake," he said.

"I'm so excited to see friends and family again. Some of them I haven't seen in years and once I get on the golf course I have my sights set on more trophies."

Both events are jointly sanctioned by the DP World Tour, but while Smith will join Greg Norman's LIV series, he will be eligible to play

with members of the Australasian Tour who are not currently banned if they commit to a breakaway league.

The men's and women's Australian Open will be held at the same time and in the same places this year as part of an effort to broaden the attractiveness of golf.