Adam Scott is a former World No.1 on the Official World Golf Ranking. He is Australian and has 31 professional wins including the 2013 Masters Tournament. Scott plays on the PGA Tour, European Tour, and the PGA Tour of Australia.
Player Profile and Amateur Career
Adam Derek Scott, nicknamed ‘Scotty’ and ‘The Big Queenslander’ was born in Adelaide, Australia on July 16, 1980. He currently resides in the Bahamas with his wife and three kids. He stands 183 cm tall and his weight was last listed at 82 kg.
He attended a number of schools including The Kooralbyn International School where he took golf lessons. He later became a part of the Golf Australia National Squad. Scott later went on to attend and play collegiate golf for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
As an amateur player in 1997, he won the Australian Boys Amateur. He also won the same title in 1998.
Scott turned pro in 2000 and clocked his first professional win on the European Tour in 2001. It was the Alfred Dunhill Championship where he beat Justin Rose by just one stroke. The following year, he came in second place at the MasterCard Masters on the PGA Tour of Australia. He lost to Peter Lonard and tied for 2nd place with Gavin Coles.
In 2003, he won his first PGA Tour event, the Deutsche Bank Championship. His first big win was 2004 The Players Championship. In 2006, he won The Tour Championship, beating Jim Furyk by three strokes.
From that time to 2013, he won four more tournaments on the PGA and elsewhere. In 2013, he won his first Major, the Masters Tournament. He beat Angel Cabrera in the playoffs. That year, he also won The Barclays. The year before that, in 2012, he came in second at The Open Championship.
Tournaments he’s won since 2013 include the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial. That year, he also won the Australian PGA Championship. He later won the WGC-Cadillac Championship in 2016. In 2019, he won his second Australian PGA Championship.
In 2020, he won the Genesis Invitational, beating Scott Brown, Kang Sung-hoon, and Matt Kuchar by two strokes. In 2022, he was named a Member of the Order of Australia for his service to Australian golf.
Number of Wins by Tour
- PGA Tour - 14
- European Tour - 11
- Asian Tour - 4
- Sunshine Tour - 1
- PGA Tour of Australasia - 6
- Other - 3
Best Results in Major Championships
- Masters Tournament - Won: 2013
- PGA Championship - 3rd/T3: 2006,2018
- U.S. Open - T4: 2015
- The Open Championship - 2nd: 2012
- PGA Tour of Australasia Order ofMerit winner - 2005, 2013