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Focus On: Adam Scott

The 18-time tour event winner from Australia

Posted Oct 13, 2011 by Chris White

Adam Scott has reached number eight in the rankings

Born on the 16th July 1980, Adam Derek Scott began playing golf at the Kooralbyn International School in the south of Brisbane, taking extra subjects in golf before turning professional in 2001, and he is currently the touring professional at The Palms Golf Course Sanctuary Cove in Queensland.

Scott won the Alfred Dunhill Championship in Johannesburg in his debut season on the European Tour, before winning the Qatar Masters and Scottish PGA Championship the year after.

He moved to the PGA Tour in 2003 where he won the Deutsche Bank Championship, with more success following soon after, including the Players Championship. Adam moved into the world’s top ten for the first time in 2005, moving to a career high of third behind Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson.

At the 2008 US Open, Scott played alongside the duo of Woods and Mickelson in the first two rounds of the tournament, with Woods going on to win the competition on a playoff, while Scott finished 26th.

In 2009, however, Scott suffered from a dip in form that saw him fall out of the world’s top 50 but has bounced back in recent months. In early 2011, he recorded his best finish in a major competition, finishing tied for second at the Masters alongside fellow Australian Jason Day, two shots behind the winner, Charl Schwartzel.

Scott became the focus of increased media attention in 2011 when, with Woods missing through injury, caddy Steve Williams joined up with Scott for the US Open and The Open, before joining him on a permanent basis after Woods and Williams parted company on a permanent basis in August this year.

Adam won his first World Golf Championship at the 2011 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, beating Luke Donald and Rickie Fowler by four shots, putting him back into the world’s top ten, currently occupying eighth place in the rankings.

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