Who's who: Adam Scott

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Who's who: Adam Scott

  • Name:

    Adam Derek Scott
  • Also known as:

    Scotty
  • Country:

    Australia
  • Born:

    July 16, 1980 in Adelaide, South Australia.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    2000
  • Website:

    https://www.adamscott.com.au

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (1): Masters Tournament (2013). Presidents Cup player (2003, '05, '07, '09, '11, '13, '15, '17, '19). World Cup of Golf winner (2015, with Jason Day). Multiple wins on the US PGA, European, Asian, Australasian and other international tours. Has held the official ranking of world's No.1 male golfer.

Did you know?

Born in Adelaide, South Australia, Scott moved with his family to the Sunshine Coast in Queensland when aged nine. He attended college in the United States at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, after which he turned professional and set about building a very impressive portfolio of wins around the globe.

Possessor of one of the finest swings in the modern game, Scott counts Greg Norman as an important golfing mentor. Among his many international wins, Scott's first major championship victory came at the Masters Tournament in 2013.

Top tournaments won by Adam Scott

2020
America
273 (-11)
$1,674,000
Genesis

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Scott, Adam

Score

273 (-11)

Prize money

$1,674,000

Title sponsor

Genesis

Played as The Genesis Invitational (Feb 13-16; formerly Genesis Open). Second-placed Sung Kang (S Kor) finished 2 shots behind Scott (Aus). The Aussie also won this event in 2005, but as a 36-hole rain-impacted event, his earlier victory was not recorded as an official PGA Tour win. [Riviera CC, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, CA].

2019
Aus/NZ
275 (-13)
A$250,000
x

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Scott, Adam

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

A$250,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Australian PGA Championship (Dec 19-22; Aus/Eurpn Trs event; Eurpn Tr 2020 season; Aus Tr 2019 season-ending event). Second-placed Michael Hendry (NZ) finished 2 shots behind Scott (Aus), who recorded his second win in this event and 30th career victory. [RACV Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia].

2016
America
271 (-9)
$1,098,000
Honda

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Scott, Adam

Score

271 (-9)

Prize money

$1,098,000

Title sponsor

Honda

Played as the Honda Classic (Feb 25-28). Second-placed Sergio Garcia (Esp) finished 1 shot behind Scott (Aus). [Champion course, PGA National Resort, Palm Beach Gdns, FL].

Category

WGC

Winner (holder)

Scott, Adam

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

$1,620,000

Title sponsor

Cadillac

Played as the WGC-Cadillac Championship (March 3-6). Second-placed Bubba Watson (USA) finished 1 shot behind Scott (Aus), who recorded his second straight win on the PGA Tour and second WGC title. [Blue Monster course, Trump Natl Doral Resort, Miami, FL].

2014
America
271 (-9)
$1,152,000
Crowne Plaza

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Scott, Adam

Score

271 (-9)

Prize money

$1,152,000

Title sponsor

Crowne Plaza

Played as the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial (May 22-25). Adam Scott (Aus) beat Jason Dufner (USA) with a birdie at the third playoff hole, consolidating his position as the official World No.1 golfer, which he achieved a week earlier. [Colonial CC, Ft Worth, TX].

2013
America
273 (-11)
$1,440,000
Barclays

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Scott, Adam

Score

273 (-11)

Prize money

$1,440,000

Title sponsor

Barclays

Played as The Barclays (Aug 22-25; first of four FedExCup playoff events). Second-placed Justin Rose (Eng), Graham DeLaet (Can), Gary Woodland (USA) and Tiger Woods (USA) finished 1 shot behind Scott (Aus). [Liberty National GC, Jersey City, NJ].

2013
Aus/NZ
270 (-14)
A$186,120
Talisker

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Scott, Adam

Score

270 (-14)

Prize money

A$186,120

Title sponsor

Talisker

Played as the Talisker Masters (Nov 14-17; Aus Tr event). Second-placed Matt Kuchar (USA) finished 2 shots behind defending champion Scott (Aus), whose back-to-back victories gave him two of the three titles needed for a Triple Slam of Australia's most prestigious championships (Open, Masters & PGA). [Composite of East & West courses, Royal Melbourne GC, Victoria, Aus].

2013
Aus/NZ
270 (-14)
US$225,426
Coca-Cola

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Scott, Adam

Score

270 (-14)

Prize money

US$225,426

Title sponsor

Coca-Cola

Played as the Australian PGA Championship presented by Coca-Cola (Nov 7-10; Aus/OneAsia Trs event). Second-placed Rickie Fowler (USA) finished 4 shots behind Scott (Aus). [RACV Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia].

2013
Awards
A$538,620
see Score
Aus Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Scott, Adam

Venue

Score

A$538,620

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

Aus Tr

Scott (Aus) won his second PGA Tour of Australasia Order of Merit, with 2013 season earnings of A$538,620 on the Tour. Jin Jeong (S Kor) was second with A$342,663; Michael Hendry (NZ) was third with A$118,782.

2013
Majors
279 (-9)
$1,440,000
x

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Scott, Adam

Score

279 (-9)

Prize money

$1,440,000

Title sponsor

x

The Masters Tournament (77th) (April 11-14). Scott (Aus) beat Angel Cabrera (Arg) with a birdie at the second playoff hole (par-4 10th) to become the first Australian to win the Masters Tournament. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].

2013
America
134 (-8)
$600,000
PGA of America

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Scott, Adam

Score

134 (-8)

Prize money

$600,000

Title sponsor

PGA of America

Played as the PGA Grand Slam of Golf (Oct 15/16; 36-hole unofficial PGA Tour event for the season's four Major winners). Second-placed Justin Rose (US Open) finished 2 shots behind Scott (The Masters). Third on 139 was Jason Dufner (US PGA). Fourth on 145 was Padraig Harrington (standing in for Open Champion Phil Mickelson). [Port Royal GC, Southampton, Bermuda].

2012
Aus/NZ
271 (-17)
A$180,000
Talisker

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Scott, Adam

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

A$180,000

Title sponsor

Talisker

Played as the Talisker Masters (Nov 15-18; Aus Tr event). Second-placed and defending champion Ian Poulter (Eng) finished 4 shots behind Scott (Aus). [Kingston Heath GC, Melbourne, Australia].

2011
WGC
263 (-17)
$1,400,000
Bridgestone

Category

WGC

Winner (holder)

Scott, Adam

Score

263 (-17)

Prize money

$1,400,000

Title sponsor

Bridgestone

Played as the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational (Aug 4-7). Second-placed Luke Donald (Eng) and Rickie Fowler (USA) finished 4 shots behind Scott (Aus). [South course, Firestone CC, Akron, Ohio].

2010
America
274 (-14)
$1,098,000
Valero

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Scott, Adam

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

$1,098,000

Title sponsor

Valero

Played as the Valero Texas Open (May 13-16). Second-placed Fredrik Jacobson (Swe) finished 1 shot behind Adam Scott (Aus). 36-holes played on the final day after a Friday washout. [Oaks course, TPC San Antonio, TX].

2010
Asia
267 (-17)
US$1,000,000
Barclays

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Scott, Adam

Score

267 (-17)

Prize money

US$1,000,000

Title sponsor

Barclays

Played as the Barclays Singapore Open (Nov 11-14; Asian/Eurpn Trs event). Second-placed Anders Hansen (Den) finished 3 shots behind Scott (Aus), who claimed his third Singapore Open title. [Serapong course, Sentosa GC, Singapore. Early rounds also played on the Tanjong course].

2009
Aus/NZ
273 (-15)
A$270,000
x

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Scott, Adam

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

A$270,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Australian Open (Dec 3-6; Aus/OneAsia Trs event). Second-placed Stuart Appleby (Aus) finished 5 shots behind Scott (Aus). [New South Wales GC, La Perouse, Sydney, NSW].

2008
America
273 (-7)
$1,152,000
EDS

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Scott, Adam

Score

273 (-7)

Prize money

$1,152,000

Title sponsor

EDS

Played as the EDS Byron Nelson Championship (April 24-27). Scott (Aus) beat Ryan Moore (USA) with a birdie at the third playoff hole. [TPC course, Four Seasons Resort Las Colinas, Irving, nr Dallas, TX].

2008
Europe
268 (-20)
€285,071
Commercialbank

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Scott, Adam

Venue

Doha GC

Score

268 (-20)

Prize money

€285,071

Title sponsor

Commercialbank

Played as the Commercialbank Qatar Masters presented by Dolphin Energy (Jan 24-27; Eurpn Tr event). Second-placed Henrik Stenson (Swe) finished 3 shots behind Scott (Aus), who shot a course record 61 in the final round. [Doha GC, Qatar].

2007
America
271 (-17)
$990,000
Shell

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Scott, Adam

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

$990,000

Title sponsor

Shell

Played as the Shell Houston Open (Mar 29-Apr 1). Second-placed Stuart Appleby (Aus) and Bubba Watson (USA) finished 3 shots behind Adam Scott (Aus), who recorded his fifth PGA Tour win. [Tournament course, GC of Houston, Humble, TX. At the time known as Redstone GC].

2006
Asia
205 (-8)
US$475,000
Barclays

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Scott, Adam

Score

205 (-8)

Prize money

US$475,000

Title sponsor

Barclays

Played as the Barclays Singapore Open (Sept 7-9; Asian Tr event). Defending champion Scott (Aus) beat Ernie Els (RSA) by two shots in a three-hole playoff. Reduced to 54 holes due to rain. [Serapong course, Sentosa GC, Singapore].

2006
America
269 (-11)
$1,170,000
Coca-Cola

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Scott, Adam

Score

269 (-11)

Prize money

$1,170,000

Title sponsor

Coca-Cola

Played as the Tour Championship presented by Coca-Cola (Nov 2-5). Second-placed Jim Furyk (USA) finished 3 shots behind Scott (Aus). [East Lake GC, Atlanta, GA].

2005
Asia
271 (-13)
US$315,000
x

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Scott, Adam

Score

271 (-13)

Prize money

US$315,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Singapore Open (Sept 8-11; Asian Tr event; not played since 2001). Second-placed Lee Westwood (Eng) finished 7 shots behind Scott (Aus), who recorded his third tournament win of the year. [Serapong course, Sentosa GC, Singapore].

2005
Awards
A$533,950
see Score
Aus Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Scott, Adam

Venue

Score

A$533,950

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

Aus Tr

Scott (Aus) won the PGA Tour of Australasia 2005 Order of Merit, with earnings of A$533,950 on the Tour. Robert Allenby (Aus) was second with A$441,000; Craig Parry (Aus) was third with A$390,450.

2005
America
133 (-9)
$864,000
Nissan

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Scott, Adam

Score

133 (-9)

Prize money

$864,000

Title sponsor

Nissan

Played as the Nissan Open (Feb 17-20). Scott (Aus) beat Chad Campbell (USA) at the first playoff hole. Event reduced to 36 holes due to heavy rain, and as such not recorded as an official PGA Tour win. [Riviera CC, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, CA].

2005
Asia
270 (-18)
US$394,368
Johnnie Walker

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Scott, Adam

Score

270 (-18)

Prize money

US$394,368

Title sponsor

Johnnie Walker

Played as the Johnnie Walker Classic (April 21-24; Asian/Eurpn/Aus Trs event). Second-placed Retief Goosen (RSA) finished 3 shots behind wire-to-wire winner Scott (Aus). [Pine Valley GC, Beijing, China].

2004
America
263 (-21)
$864,000
Booz Allen

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Scott, Adam

Score

263 (-21)

Prize money

$864,000

Title sponsor

Booz Allen

Played as the Booz Allen Classic (June 24-27; formerly the FBR Capital Open). Second-placed Charles Howell III (USA) finished 4 shots behind Adam Scott (Aus), who claimed his second PGA Tour win in 2004. [TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm, Potomac, nr Washington DC. At the time known as TPC Avenel].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Scott, Adam

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

$1,440,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as The Players Championship (March 25-28). Second-placed Padraig Harrington (Ire) finished 1 shot behind Scott (Aus), who at age 23 years was the youngest player to win this event. [Stadium Course, TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL].

2003
Europe
277 (-11)
€316,660
Scandic/Carlsberg

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Scott, Adam

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

€316,660

Title sponsor

Scandic/Carlsberg

Played as the Scandic Carlsberg Scandinavian Masters (Jul 31-Aug 3). Second-placed Nick Dougherty (Eng) finished 2 shots behind Scott (Aus). [Masters course, Barsebäck G&CC, nr Malmö, Sweden].

2003
America
264 (-20)
$900,000
Deutsche Bank

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Scott, Adam

Score

264 (-20)

Prize money

$900,000

Title sponsor

Deutsche Bank

Played as the inaugural Deutsche Bank Championship (Aug 29-Sept 1). Second-placed Rocco Mediate (USA) finished 6 shots behind first-time PGA Tour winner Scott (Aus). [TPC Boston, Norton, Mass.].

2002
Europe
269 (-19)
€285,651
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Scott, Adam

Venue

Doha GC

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

€285,651

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Qatar Masters (March 14-17; Eurpn Tr event). Second-placed Jean-François Remésy (Fra) and Nick Dougherty (Eng) finished 6 shots behind Scott (Aus), who recorded his second European Tour win. [Doha GC, Qatar].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Scott, Adam

Score

262 (-26)

Prize money

€260,461

Title sponsor

Diageo

Played as the Diageo Scottish PGA Championship (Aug 22-25). Second-placed Raymond Russell (Scot) finished 10 shots behind runaway winner Scott (Aus). [PGA Centenary Course, Gleneagles, Perthshire].

2001
Africa
267 (-21)
€123,071
Alfred Dunhill

Category

Africa

Winner (holder)

Scott, Adam

Score

267 (-21)

Prize money

€123,071

Title sponsor

Alfred Dunhill

Played as the Alfred Dunhill Championship (Jan 18-21; Sunshine/Eurpn Trs event). Second-placed Justin Rose (Eng) finished 1 shot behind first-time European Tour winner Scott (Aus). [Houghton GC, Johannesburg, RSA].

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