It’s Good To Be Adam Scott
With darkness creeping over Augusta National, Australian Adam Scott stared down history in the form of a 12-foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole of the 2013 Masters.
“I could hardly see the green in the darkness,” Scott said. “I was struggling to read it, so I gave Steve [Williams] the call-over. I said, ‘Do you think it’s just more than a cup?’ He said, ‘It’s at least two cups; it’s going to break more than you think.”
Playing a modest break, Scott made a solid stroke and nailed the back of the cup to dispatch Aregntina’s Angel Cabrera, a two time major winner, for his first major championship.
The win was historic – for Scott and his country. It was the first time in the 77 year history of the Masters that an Aussie had captured the green jacket.
“We are a proud sporting country,” Scott said, “and we like to think we are the best at everything, like any proud sporting country. Golf is a big sport at home. It may not be the biggest sport, but it’s been followed with a long list of great players, and this was one thing in golf that we had not been able to achieve. It’s amazing that it’s my destiny to be the first Aussie to win — just incredible.”
The Masters win was Scott’s 9th win on the PGA Tour, but it was so much more than that. It was the realization of expectations that so many, including Scott, had placed upon him.
“It’s amazing that it came down to me today. But there’s one guy who inspired a nation of golfers, and that’s Greg Norman. He’s been incredible to me and all the great golfers. Part of this belongs to him.”
Fast forward to today. Scott, now 34, is a new father to baby girl. He and his wife, Marie, welcomed Bo Vera Scott to the world earlier this month.
It’s been quite the journey for Scott, who before the Masters win was known more for the women he would date than his golf game. He dated tennis player Ana Ivanovic off-and-on for years. He was also linked to actress Kate Hudson at one time. And, he was even rumored to have been in the running once to be ABC’s The Bachelor. When you’re tall, dark and handsome like Adam Scott (and a superior athlete), it’s easy to attract the attention of a few gorgeous women.
With a happy marriage and a new daughter, Scott’s playboy ways appear to be in the rearview mirror as he enters the second stage of his career. Despite not playing in any tournaments this year, Scott is still ranked as the No. 5 golfer in the world.
It’s been fourteen years since Scott first turned pro. In that time, he’s won 27 professional tournaments. With a great family, a major in hand, financial success and yes, chiseled features, expect a lot more from ‘Scotty’ for this year and beyond.