Adam Scott
Australian professional golfer
Adam Scott
Adam Derek Scott is an Australian professional golfer who plays mainly on the PGA Tour. On 7 January 2007, he reached a career high Official World Golf Ranking of third with a second place finish at the Mercedes-Benz Championship. He has been ranked inside the top 10 for over 220 weeks in his career. Scott has won 18 tournaments around the world, on a number of golf's major tours.
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Sizzling Sydney charge fails to please Scott
Yahoo News - 3 months
By Nick Mulvenney SYDNEY (Reuters) - A seven-under-par 65 on the second day of your national open would be a dream round for most players but the disgruntled look on Adam Scott's face at Royal Sydney on Friday told the story of a man with his own standards. The former U.S. Masters champion's putting might have been a major improvement on Thursday's display but, having missed a five-footer for another birdie at the last, Scott was clearly thinking only about the ones he left out on the course. Unfortunately, it took me 27 to get that kind of good golf out of me, so hopefully there's 36 good holes coming up." Scott claimed back-to-back wins in North America at the Honda Classic and WGC-Cadillac Championship in February and March this year, his first since he was forced to relinquish his long putter.
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Golf: Johnson named Player of the Year after breakthrough season
Yahoo News - 5 months
(Reuters) - American Dustin Johnson was named the PGA Tour's Player of the Year on Tuesday after a sensational 2015-16 season in which he celebrated his breakthrough victory in a major championship. The world number two landed the coveted honor after posting a career-best three wins, including his U.S. Open triumph at Oakmont Country Club in June. Johnson, who also won the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational and BMW Championship, claimed Player of the Year honors over Jason Day, Rory McIlroy, Adam Scott, Jordan Spieth and Henrik Stenson in a vote of his peers.
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Hend happy to handle Australia's hopes in Rio golf
Yahoo News - 8 months
Scott Hend might not be the best known Australian golfer but the peripatetic world number 75 says he is happy to handle the burden of his country's hopes at the Rio Olympics after a rash of high profile withdrawals. World number one Jason Day pulled out of the Games on Tuesday citing concerns over the Zika virus, following world number eight Adam Scott and 39th ranked Marc Leishman in withdrawing his name from contention. Big-hitting Hend is therefore in pole position to land one of Australia's two spots at the Rio de Janeiro Games, when golf returns to the Olympics for the first time since 1904.
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McIlroy plays down Zika impact on Rio decision
Yahoo News - 9 months
(Reuters) - Rory McIlroy has played down concerns that the Zika virus outbreak could threaten his participation at the 2016 Rio Olympics in golf's return to the Games after a 112-year absence. Zika, which is carried by mosquitoes, is spreading rapidly in the Americas, according to the World Health Organization, but McIlroy said the advice he received had eased his fears. It takes six months to pass through your system and you're fine." Former world number ones Adam Scott and Vijay Singh, and fellow major winners Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel, are among those who have already announced that they will skip this summer's global sports showpiece in Rio de Janeiro.
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McIlroy could snub Rio over Zika fears
Yahoo News - 9 months
Four-time major winner Rory McIlroy revealed on Monday he could reject the chance to play at this year's Olympics because of the Zika virus in Brazil. Fiji's Vijay Singh and Australia's Marc Leishman have already decided not to participate in the Rio Games because of the virus, while Adam Scott, Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel have pulled out for what they say are scheduling reasons. World number three McIlroy is keeping tabs on the spread of Zika, which is linked to brain deformities in newborn babies, and the Northern Ireland star conceded it is possible he might join the growing list of absentees.
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McIlroy grabs WGC Doral lead with bogey-free 68
Yahoo News - 12 months
Four-time major champion Rory McIlroy fired a four-under par 68 Saturday to seize a three-stroke lead after the third round of the World Golf Championships Cadillac Championship at Doral. Australian Adam Scott, who owned a two-shot lead over McIlroy when the day began, and US defending champion Dustin Johnson shared second on 207. Third-ranked McIlroy, who closed with eight consecutive pars, seeks his 12th US PGA Tour title, his first since last May at Quail Hollow, and his 20th career victory worldwide.
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Piercy and Fraser set pace with 66s at Doral
Yahoo News - 12 months
(Reuters) - American Scott Piercy and Marcus Fraser of Australia upstaged the biggest names in the game as they charged into a tie for the lead after the opening round of the WGC-Cadillac Championship in Miami on Thursday. Piercy and Fraser fired matching six-under-par 66s on the daunting Blue Monster course at the Trump National Doral Resort, ending the day a stroke in front of five-times major winner Phil Mickelson, who birdied four of his last nine holes. Englishman Danny Willett, Australian Adam Scott and Americans Jason Dufner and Charley Hoffman opened with 68s in the first of the year's four elite World Golf Championships events while world number one Jordan Spieth carded a 69.
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Adam Scott outlasts Sergio Garcia to win the Honda Classic
Chicago Times - 12 months
Adam Scott tapped in a 30-inch par putt to win the Honda Classic on Sunday, and the smile was more relief than joy over ending the longest drought of his career. A small measure of satisfaction might come from the silence he hopes will follow. Yes, he still can win with a short putter. In his third...
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Adam Scott tops Honda Classic for first win since May 2014 - ESPN
Google News - 12 months
ESPN Adam Scott tops Honda Classic for first win since May 2014 ESPN PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. -- Adam Scott won the Honda Classic and put to rest any notion that his career would suffer with a short putter. In a tight duel with Sergio Garcia for the entire round Sunday at PGA National, Scott stayed out of the water and ... Adam Scott holds off Sergio Garcia for Honda winUSA TODAY Scott outlasts Garcia to win the Honda ClassicYahoo Sports Grades: Adam Scott takes Honda Classic as Sergio Garcia falls shortCBSSports.com Reuters all 1,953 news articles »
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Golf-Scott and Garcia share Honda Classic lead
Yahoo News - almost 1 year
* Scott cards 66 despite quadruple bogey * Garcia shoots 67 to move joint top * Halfway leader Fowler plunges with 74 (Adds detail, quotes) Feb 27 (Reuters) - Adam Scott survived a nightmare 15th hole to move one step closer to a 12th PGA Tour victory as he ended the third round of the Honda Classic in a tie for the lead with Sergio Garcia at Palm Beach Gardens in Florida on Saturday. Three strokes off the pace overnight, Scott surged three ahead with a barrage of birdies on the challenging PGA National layout until he ran up a quadruple-bogey seven after twice finding water, first from the tee at the par-three hole and then from the drop zone. "I was trying to get a ball dry for a start and eventually did on my fifth (shot)," the former world number one told Golf Channel about his struggles at the par-three 15th.
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Bangladeshi 'Tiger' desperate to earn Olympic stripes
Yahoo News - about 1 year
By Patrick Johnston SINGAPORE (Reuters) - While former world number one Adam Scott dismisses the value of an Olympic gold medal, Bangladeshi golfer Siddikur Rahman is unequivocal about its importance to the wider world ahead of the sport's return at the Rio Games later this year. The self-taught world number 310, dubbed the 'Bangladeshi Tiger Woods' at home, has never competed at one of golf's four major championships, meaning the Olympics, should he qualify, would easily stand out as the pinnacle of his career.
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Adam Scott Doesn't Have Much to Worry About in Putter Switch
NYTimes - about 1 year
The popular "strokes gained" statistic was not introduced until four years ago, although the PGA Tour has data to track putting performances dating to 2004. Tiger Woods was No. 2 that year, followed by Brad Faxon and Steve Stricker. All have reputations as being great putters.
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Spieth defends crown at Hero World Challenge
Yahoo News - about 1 year
World number one Jordan Spieth defends his title at this week's Hero World Challenge on a new course but hopes his game enjoys the same lift it received last year. The US star was fresh off an Australian Open title when he arrived at Isleworth and blitzed the invitational field for an impressive global back-to-back win, setting the stage for this year's first major wins at the Masters and US Open. Spieth arrives this year at the Bahamas for a showdown at the Albany resort after a runner-up finish Down Under alongside Aussie Adam Scott, each of them one back of winner Matt Jones.
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Scott and Simpson to follow different paths to U.S. Open
Yahoo News - almost 2 years
By Andrew Both CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (Reuters) - Adam Scott has heeded a warning that nobody who arrives only a couple of days before the U.S. Open will have a realistic chance of winning the June 18-21 championship at Chambers Bay near Seattle. Scott, the 2013 Masters champion who held the world number one ranking for 11 weeks last year, said he would be at Chambers Bay "a lot" in the weeks before the second major of the season. "I plan to be there for a significant period," the Australian told reporters on Wednesday on the eve of this week's Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow. "It looks like something quite unique and hearing Mike Davis's comments of (how) a person without good knowledge of the course won't have a chance shows me that certainly you're going to have to get a few rounds in and hopefully a few different conditions." U.S. Golf Association executive director Mike Davis said last month that Chambers Bay, a new links-style course adjacent to Puget Sound, would req ...
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Accuracy the key to Ko's dominance, says Euro number one
Yahoo News - almost 2 years
An astonishingly consistent game that relies more on pinpoint accuracy than power has been the key to Lydia Ko's remarkable rise to the top of the women's world rankings, says the European number one. She just hits it dead straight every time and holes a few putts," fellow LPGA player Charley Hull told Reuters recently at Turnberry, site of the July. She's very mature for her age." Ko, who turned 18 last week, earlier this year became the youngest player of either sex to hold the number one ranking. While the most recent trio of world number ones in the men's game - Rory McIlroy, Adam Scott and Tiger Woods - have dominated by crushing the ball off the tee and setting up numerous birdie opportunities, Ko seems more of a throwback to the days of Nick Faldo, who won six majors by relentlessly eliminating mistakes.
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Golf-Scott, Stenson in early hunt at Bay Hill
Yahoo News - almost 2 years
Adam Scott, Henrik Stenson and Keegan Bradley, taking advantage of superb conditions, were one shot off the pace at the midway mark of the opening round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Thursday. Tied for the lead among the early starters with five-under-par rounds of 67 were Americans Kevin Na, Jason Kokrak and Ken Duke, with six players just one stroke back at Bay Hill. Australian world number four Scott, the 2013 Masters champion, moved to four-under when he rolled in an 11-footer at the ninth, his finishing hole, to match third-ranked Stenson and 2011 PGA Championship winner Bradley. World number one Rory McIlroy, honing his game for a bid to complete a career grand slam at next month's Masters, was among the late starters along with last year's Bay Hill winner Matt Every.
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McIlroy climbs to second in rankings
Yahoo News - over 2 years
Rory McIlroy climbed to number two in the world golf rankings on Monday following his victory in the 143rd British Open on Sunday. The Northern Irishman rose from eighth to second behind Australian Adam Scott, who retained top place after finishing tied for fifth at the Royal Liverpool course. It was McIlroy's third major title and he is now three-quarters of the way to a grand slam of majors at the age of 25. Henrik Stenson of Sweden, who finished down the field after shooting 287, fell one place to third and Englishman Justin Rose slipped from third to fourth.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Adam Scott
    THIRTIES
  • 2016
    Age 35
    In April, Scott announced that he would not be participating in the 2016 Olympic Games, citing 'an extremely busy playing schedule'.
    More Details Hide Details International Golf Federation chief executive Peter Dawson branded Scott's decision, as well as other high-profile golfers, 'regrettable', while Gary Player said players who chose to opt out of playing in Rio de Janeiro were 'hurting' the game. However, Scott's fellow countryman Marcus Fraser rushed to his defence, branding criticism of his decision 'absolute garbage'.
    This was also Scott's first win with the short putter, following the long putter ban issued in 2016, in over five years since the 2010 Singapore Open.
    More Details Hide Details A notable footnote to Scott's victory was also that he became on the first player to make a quadruple bogey on the weekend and win the tournament, since Phil Mickelson at the 2009 Tour Championship. The win moved Scott back into the world's top ten, at number nine. The following week, Scott claimed back-to-back victories with a one stroke victory at the WGC-Cadillac Championship. This was Scott's second victory in a WGC event and was the first time in his career, he had claimed back-to-back wins. He had begun the final round, three strokes back of overnight leader Rory McIlroy, but shot a three-under round of 69 and had to hole a six-foot putt for the par on the final green to take the victory. His win was even more remarkable because he had recorded two double-bogeys on the front nine on the third and fifth holes to fall behind the leaders, but then followed this up with six birdies in his next nine holes to take control of the event. The win moved Scott up to number six in the rankings.
    On 28 February 2016, Scott won his 12th PGA Tour title with victory at The Honda Classic played at PGA National Golf Club.
    More Details Hide Details He won by a single stroke over Sergio García to end a near two year winless drought.
    He then followed this up during February 2016, with another runner-up placing at the Northern Trust Open, where despite a final hole chip-in birdie, he finished a shot behind winner Bubba Watson.
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    Scott started the season well with a runner-up finish at the CIMB Classic during the wrap-around 2016 season.
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  • 2014
    Age 33
    Scott held the number one ranking for eleven weeks until August 2014.
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    On May 19, 2014, Scott took over as the World's #1 ranked golfer.
    More Details Hide Details Scott is the 17th golfer to be ranked number one since official rankings began. He is also the second Australian and the first since Greg Norman in 1998. A week after becoming world #1, Scott strengthened his ranking with a win at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, being the first person to win all four Texas-based PGA Tour events.
    In April 2014, Scott married Marie Kojzar, a Swedish architect, in a small ceremony in the Bahamas.
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    In March 2014, Scott tied the course record at Bay Hill Club & Lodge, when he shot a 10-under-par 62 during the first round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
    More Details Hide Details He went on to finish third in the tournament behind the winner Matt Every and Keegan Bradley after a poor four-over-par 76 in the final round.
  • 2013
    Age 32
    Scott would finish 2013 as the World's #2 ranked golfer.
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    Scott was runner up to Rory McIlroy in the Emirates Australian Open on 1 December 2013.
    More Details Hide Details He led by one stroke going into the final hole but a bogey by Scott and a birdie by McIlroy saw a two shot swing and victory to the Northern Irishman.
    In October, Scott won the 2013 PGA Grand Slam of Golf event in which the four major winners of that year compete.
    More Details Hide Details A month later Scott would win in his native Australia, when he won the Australian PGA Championship, his fourth career victory on the PGA Tour of Australasia. This was quickly followed by winning the Australian Masters on 16 November, at Royal Melbourne, finishing 14 shots under par. The following week Scott would garner victory in the team portion of ISPS Handa World Cup of Golf, with fellow Australian Jason Day. The team shot a combined 17-under-par. Day won the individual championship at 10-under-par.
    The final major of 2013, the PGA Championship, saw Scott finish in a tie for fifth.
    More Details Hide Details At the first event of the FedEx Cup Playoffs, The Barclays, Scott finished with a 66 (−5) final round to win over four players by one stroke and move to number two in the World Ranking, a career high.
    It was not against the rules for Scott to use the belly putter for the 2013 Masters, as he has until 1 January 2016 to halt use.
    More Details Hide Details Scott had a disappointing U.S. Open, finishing in a tie for 45th place. He then had another strong showing at the Open Championship, taking a one-stroke lead heading into the back nine on the final day before eventually finishing in a tie for third.
    At the 2013 Masters Tournament, Scott emerged from the chasing pack on the final day to enter into a tie for the lead heading into the 72nd hole.
    More Details Hide Details Scott proceeded to birdie the 18th from a considerable distance, prompting wild celebrations as he looked to have won the title. However, former champion Ángel Cabrera produced an excellent approach and subsequently also birdied the 72nd hole to tie Scott for the lead at −9, leading to a sudden-death playoff. Both players parred the first hole (18) with Cabrera inches away from birdie. On the second hole (10), Cabrera once again missed his birdie putt by inches, leaving Scott a 12-foot birdie putt for the championship, which Scott holed. It was Scott's first major championship and marked the first time an Australian has won the Masters. It was also seen by many as redemption for his failure to win the previous year's Open Championship. Scott's victory at the Masters moved him to No. 3 in the Official World Golf Ranking, equalling his career high ranking. Scott's win received some controversy as he won using a belly putter, being the first winner of the Masters to do so. On 29 November 2012, it was announced by the USGA and R&A, golf's two governing bodies, that belly putters/anchor putters would be banned from competition effective on 1 January 2016.
    Scott and Kojzar had previously been in a long-term relationship in the early to mid 2000s, before splitting up and then reuniting in 2013.
    More Details Hide Details In February 2015, the couple announced the arrival of their daughter, Bo Vera Scott, who was born at Pindara Private Hospital in Queensland, Australia.
    His biggest win to date was the 2013 Masters Tournament, his first major championship and the first Masters won by an Australian in its history. Other significant wins include the 2004 Players Championship, the 2011 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and the 2016 WGC-Cadillac Championship.
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  • 2012
    Age 31
    At the 2012 Open Championship, Scott equalled the course record for Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club at an Open Championship when he shot a six-under-par round of 64 to lead by one stroke after the first round.
    More Details Hide Details This was then matched by American Brandt Snedeker in the second round, to lead Scott by one stroke going into the weekend after Scott had recorded a round of 67. In the third round, Scott shot a 68 to take a four stroke lead into the final round, ahead of Brandt Snedeker and Graeme McDowell. In the final round, Scott's birdie on the 14th gave him a cushion of four shots with four holes to play. On the 15th, Scott made bogey after he pulled his approach shot into a greenside bunker. At the 16th he overhit his approach shot onto the back of the green to leave a lengthy putt for birdie. He missed the putt by about five feet and could not convert the short par putt. As Scott was playing the 17th, Ernie Els had birdied the final hole to become the leader in the clubhouse at seven under, one shot behind Scott. On the 17th, from the middle of the fairway, Scott overhit his approach shot and landed in some thick rough at the back of the green. He could only pitch out to 20 feet away and missed the resulting putt to record his third bogey and drop into a tie for the lead with Els.
    He was the runner-up in the 2012 Open Championship, leading by four strokes with four holes to play before bogeying all of them to lose the title by a stroke to Ernie Els.
    More Details Hide Details Scott was born in Adelaide, South Australia where he attended the Lady George Kindergarten and moved with his family at the age of nine to the Sunshine Coast, Queensland where he attended Matthew Flinders Anglican College. They then settled on the Gold Coast, Queensland in 1993. Initially at The Southport School, an Anglican boys' school on the Gold Coast, he completed his high school education at The Kooralbyn International School, also on the Gold Coast, where he undertook extra subjects in golf. He was a member of the Golf Australia National Squad. He later attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), where he was initiated into the Sigma Chi fraternity.
  • 2011
    Age 30
    Despite the finish, Scott equalled his second best ever performance at a major championship, alongside his tied second at the 2011 Masters and he returned to the world's top 10, at number six.
    More Details Hide Details Scott's first appearance after The Open Championship was at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, where he attempted to defend his title from the previous year. He ended the week in a tie for 45th place. The following week, Scott was again in the mix at the PGA Championship, entering the final round in the penultimate grouping, four shots behind the leader Rory McIlroy. In good conditions though, Scott shot an over par 73 to drop back into a final position of T11th. On 18 November, Scott fired a bogey-free final round at Kingston Heath in the Melbourne Sandbelt, to win the Australian Masters for the first time. He trailed defending champion Ian Poulter by one going into the final round, but shot a 67, including a birdie on the last, to don the "Gold Jacket" for Masters champion. Scott opened the season later than most, with his first event coming at the Northern Trust Open, well into February of that year. He finished the event T10th with three rounds under par. He then played the two World Golf Championships consecutively, losing at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship in the opening round 2&1 to Tim Clark. In the following WGC-Cadillac Championship, Scott fired the low round of the week on the final day to jump from T19 to T3 behind Tiger Woods and Steve Stricker. His last event before the Masters, was at the Tampa Bay Championship where he finished T30.
    In November 2011, Scott was one of five Australians in the President's Cup team that lost to the United States in Australia.
    More Details Hide Details Scott ended with a 2–3–0 record. Scott started the year later than usual, not making an appearance until 19 February at the Northern Trust Open, where he finished in a tie for 17th. In April, Scott enjoyed his second consecutive top-10 at the Masters Tournament when he finished T8th. He shot a final round 66, which included a hole-in-one at the 16th hole, to advance up the leaderboard on the final day. In the years second major championship, Scott had his best result at the U.S. Open with a tie for 15th at the Olympic Club. He shot three consecutive rounds of 70 in rounds two, three and four. Then in the build-up to The Open Championship, Scott finished in third at the AT&T National.
    Scott was one of six players to post two top 10 finishes at majors in 2011.
    More Details Hide Details He then held the 36 hole lead at the season ending Tour Championship, before rounds of 74-68 led to a tied sixth finish. Scott ended the year number 16 in the standings.
    The two enjoyed their first win together on 7 August 2011 when Scott triumphed at the 2011 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, earning him his first career World Golf Championship and eighth title overall on both of the main tours.
    More Details Hide Details He beat Luke Donald and Rickie Fowler by four strokes after a bogey-free final round of 65, becoming the 20th different player to win a World Golf Championship event. Scott returned to the world's top 10 for the first time in over two years after his win, re-entering at ninth. In attempting to become the first player to win a major the week after winning a tour event since Tiger Woods in 2007, Scott finished tied seventh at the PGA Championship.
    With Tiger Woods injured at the U.S. Open, and The Open Championship in 2011, Woods's caddy Steve Williams caddied for Scott.
    More Details Hide Details After Woods fired Williams on 20 July, Williams became Scott's permanent caddy.
    Scott achieved his best finish at a major championship when he finished in a tie for second place at the 2011 Masters Tournament alongside compatriot Jason Day, two strokes behind the winner Charl Schwartzel.
    More Details Hide Details Scott had held the sole lead of the tournament while playing the 71st hole, but four birdies in a row from Schwartzel meant Scott fell short by two strokes.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2010
    Age 29
    He had previously been in a relationship with former tennis World No. 1 Ana Ivanovic in 2010. They separated in September of that year. The pair reunited in 2011, before splitting up one year later.
    More Details Hide Details Scott is the touring professional at The Pines Golf Course Sanctuary Cove, where he resides while in Australia, located on the Gold Coast, Queensland. For tax purposes, Scott is resident in Switzerland. Scott is also an avid surfer. Scott supports the Adelaide Crows in the Australian Football League.
    Despite a quiet couple of years Scott won his seventh career PGA Tour title at the Valero Texas Open in May 2010, prevailing in a 36 hole long Sunday to finish one stroke ahead of Swede Fredrik Jacobson.
    More Details Hide Details It was Scott's first PGA Tour victory for two years. He qualified and played in all the FedEx Cup playoffs, finishing 27th at the Tour Championship. In November, Scott won the Barclays Singapore Open for the third time in his career, having previously triumphed in 2005 and 2006. It was also his seventh title on the European Tour.
  • 2009
    Age 28
    Note that the HSBC Champions did not become a WGC event until 2009.
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    Scott's form dipped badly in 2009 as he dropped out of the top 50 in the world rankings and finished the year outside of the top 100 on the PGA Tour money list.
    More Details Hide Details He finished 108th on the money list which is his worst ever placing in his career. In 19 events on the PGA Tour, he missed the cut 10 times, with his only top 10 finish coming at the Sony Open in Hawaii in January. He did however win at the end of year in December at his home championship, the Australian Open, for his first victory on home soil in his career.
  • 2008
    Age 27
    At the 2008 U.S. Open, World No. 1 Tiger Woods, World No. 2 Phil Mickelson and World No. 3 Scott were all paired together in the first two rounds of the tournament.
    More Details Hide Details Woods won in a playoff, Mickelson finished in 18th, and Scott finished in 26th. He ended the year 39th on the money list.
    In April 2008, Scott won the EDS Byron Nelson Championship in a playoff against Ryan Moore.
    More Details Hide Details Scott holed a nine-foot putt to make the playoff on the 72nd hole. The playoff started with Moore and Scott making pars on the first two extra holes before Scott holed a dramatic 48-foot birdie putt at the third extra hole for the victory.
    In January 2008 he started off the year in fine style by winning his sixth career title on the European Tour at the Qatar Masters.
    More Details Hide Details Scott carded a brilliant 11-under-par final round of 61, which was both a course record and personal best round. He started his final round three shots behind the overnight leader and won the tournament by finishing three shots ahead of Henrik Stenson.
    Scott endured a somewhat difficult season in 2008 with injury and illness, but he managed to win once on each tour.
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    In 2008 he played enough events on the European Tour to qualify for playing on the Order of Merit for the first time since 2005.
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  • 2007
    Age 26
    The 2007 season started for Scott with a second-place finish at the season opening Mercedes Benz Championship in Hawaii behind Vijay Singh.
    More Details Hide Details After this, Scott reached his career high ranking of world number three. He then won for the fifth time on the PGA Tour, the week before the Masters, at the Shell Houston Open. After hitting his tee shot into the water on the 72nd hole, he made a 48-foot par putt to seal a three stroke victory over Stuart Appleby and Bubba Watson. He then played consistently for the rest of the year, qualifying for all four FedEx Cup playoff events and finishing 10th in the final standings.
  • 2006
    Age 25
    At the end of the year, Scott won the season-ending Tour Championship by three strokes for his fourth career PGA Tour win and finished third on the PGA Tour money list for 2006.
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    Scott played less frequently on the European Tour from 2006 onwards, focusing more on the PGA Tour.
    More Details Hide Details He had a successful year, recording one victory alongside three runners up finishes and three-third places. He finished tied third at the PGA Championship, which was his best showing at a major championship. He then went on later in the year to finish tied second at the WGC-American Express Championship, finishing eight strokes behind Tiger Woods.
  • 2005
    Age 24
    Scott also won the Singapore Open later in 2005 on the Asian Tour by seven strokes over Lee Westwood.
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    Early in 2005 he won the Nissan Open, but as the tournament was shortened to 36 holes due to heavy rain, it is not recognised as an official victory.
    More Details Hide Details Sharing the halfway lead with Chad Campbell, they played off to determine the winner, with Scott winning on the first playoff hole. As a result, he reached the top ten of the Official World Golf Rankings for the first time in his career. He has since spent over 220 weeks in the top-10 of the rankings. Several months later, Scott won his fifth European Tour title with victory at the Johnnie Walker Classic in Beijing, China. He shot a course record 63 on the way to a three shot victory.
  • 2004
    Age 23
    Scott had further success on the PGA Tour in 2004 where he won the flagship event of the tour, The Players Championship.
    More Details Hide Details Scott had held a two stroke lead going down the 18th, but found the water hazard with his approach to the green. However, he sealed the title with a 40-yard up and down, which included a ten footer for bogey to win by a shot from Pádraig Harrington. He became the youngest ever winner of The Players Championship at 23 years old. Three months later, Scott collected this third PGA Tour win, with victory at the Booz Allen Classic. He equalled the tournament total record at 21 under par to win by four from Charles Howell III.
  • 2003
    Age 22
    In August 2003, Scott won his fourth European Tour title at the Scandinavian Masters by two strokes over Nick Dougherty.
    More Details Hide Details A month later he followed it up with his first victory in the United States on the PGA Tour at the inaugural Deutsche Bank Championship. The win came in his 34th career start on the PGA Tour. He shot a course record 62 in the second round to lead by two at the halfway stage and went on to win by four from Rocco Mediate. At the end of the year he made his first appearance on the International team at the President's Cup, contributing three points out of five, en route to a 17–17 tie.
    In 2003, Scott enjoyed a good run at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship where he went all the way to the semi finals before losing to eventual champion Tiger Woods on the 19th hole.
    More Details Hide Details He had previously beaten Bernhard Langer, Rocco Mediate, Kevin Sutherland and Jay Haas en route to the semi's, before defeating fellow Australian Peter Lonard 1up in the consolation match.
  • 2002
    Age 21
    Scott has represented Australia in the World Cup in 2002 and 2013 and was a member of the International Team at the Presidents Cup in 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2015.
    More Details Hide Details Despite making seven appearances on the International team, he has yet to play on a winning team. PGA Tour playoff record (3–0) 1Co-sanctioned by the Sunshine Tour 2Co-sanctioned by Asian and Australasian Tours 3Co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour 1Co-sanctioned by European and Australasian Tours 2Co-sanctioned by the European Tour 1Co-sanctioned by the European Tour 1Co-sanctioned by European and Australasian Tours 1Defeated Ángel Cabrera in a sudden-death playoff: Scott (4-3) and Cabrera (4-4). CUT = missed the half-way cut "T" = tie DNP = did not play Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10. Results not in chronological order prior to 2015. DNP = Did not play QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play "T" = tied Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10.
    The following year in 2002, Scott enjoyed a very successful season, with two emphatic victories on the European Tour and a final position of seventh on the Order of Merit.
    More Details Hide Details His first win of the year was a six-shot victory at the Qatar Masters. Later in the year, Scott obliterated the field in the Gleneagles Scottish PGA Championship, shooting a final round of 63 to win by ten shots. This is still the biggest ever margin of victory he has achieved in his career. In between these victories, Scott made his debut at the Masters Tournament, where he finished a very respectable tied 9th.
  • 2001
    Age 20
    Scott's playing career took off in 2001, his first full year as a professional golfer, when he won the European Tour's Alfred Dunhill Championship in Johannesburg, South Africa for his very first professional title.
    More Details Hide Details This event was Scott's first start of the year and was co-sanctioned by the European and Sunshine Tours. He beat Justin Rose to the title by one stroke. Scott had three other top-3 finishes throughout the season and went on to finish 13th in the Order of Merit in his first season.
    He earned his card for the 2001 European Tour season in just eight starts as a professional, his best result being a tie for sixth at the Linde German Masters.
    More Details Hide Details Scott also made a handful of appearances on the PGA Tour but made only one cut in six events.
  • TEENAGE
  • 2000
    Age 19
    Scott turned professional midway through the 2000 season after some impressive performances early in the year on the European Tour.
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  • 1997
    Age 16
    Scott won the Australian Boys' Amateur in 1997 and 1998.
    More Details Hide Details He was a member of the Golf Australia National Squad.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1980
    Born
    Born on July 16, 1980.
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