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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Birthday
16 July 1980
home town
Adelaide
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Sizzling Sydney charge fails to please Scott
Yahoo News - over 1 year
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 - over 1 year
(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 - over 1 year
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 - over 1 year
(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 - almost 2 years
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 - almost 2 years
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 - almost 2 years
(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 - almost 2 years
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 - almost 2 years
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 2 years
* 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 2 years
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 2 years
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 2 years
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 3 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 re...
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Accuracy the key to Ko's dominance, says Euro number one
Yahoo News - almost 3 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 3 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 3 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'.
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    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.
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    On 28 February 2016, Scott won his 12th PGA Tour title with victory at The Honda Classic played at PGA National Golf Club.
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    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.
    Scott started the season well with a runner-up finish at the CIMB Classic during the wrap-around 2016 season.
  • 2014
    Age 33
    Scott held the number one ranking for eleven weeks until August 2014.
    On May 19, 2014, Scott took over as the World's #1 ranked golfer.
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    In April 2014, Scott married Marie Kojzar, a Swedish architect, in a small ceremony in the Bahamas.
    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.
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  • 2013
    Age 32
    Scott would finish 2013 as the World's #2 ranked golfer.
    Scott was runner up to Rory McIlroy in the Emirates Australian Open on 1 December 2013.
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    In October, Scott won the 2013 PGA Grand Slam of Golf event in which the four major winners of that year compete.
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    The final major of 2013, the PGA Championship, saw Scott finish in a tie for fifth.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
  • 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.
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    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.
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  • 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.
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    In November 2011, Scott was one of five Australians in the President's Cup team that lost to the United States in Australia.
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    Scott was one of six players to post two top 10 finishes at majors in 2011.
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    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.
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    With Tiger Woods injured at the U.S. Open, and The Open Championship in 2011, Woods's caddy Steve Williams caddied for Scott.
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    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.
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  • 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.
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    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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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    In April 2008, Scott won the EDS Byron Nelson Championship in a playoff against Ryan Moore.
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    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.
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    Scott endured a somewhat difficult season in 2008 with injury and illness, but he managed to win once on each tour.
    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.
  • 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.
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  • 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.
    Scott played less frequently on the European Tour from 2006 onwards, focusing more on the PGA Tour.
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  • 2005
    Age 24
    Scott also won the Singapore Open later in 2005 on the Asian Tour by seven strokes over Lee Westwood.
    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.
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  • 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.
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  • 2003
    Age 22
    In August 2003, Scott won his fourth European Tour title at the Scandinavian Masters by two strokes over Nick Dougherty.
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    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.
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  • 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.
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    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.
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  • 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.
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    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.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 2000
    Age 19
    Scott turned professional midway through the 2000 season after some impressive performances early in the year on the European Tour.
  • 1997
    Age 16
    Scott won the Australian Boys' Amateur in 1997 and 1998.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1980
    Born
    Born on July 16, 1980.
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