Adam Scott

    Adam Scott

    Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)

    Weight: 180 lb (82 kg; 13 st)

    Birthday: 16 July 1980

    College: University of Nevada, Las Vegas

    Year Turned Pro: 2000

    Birthplace: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

    Country: Australia

    Sponsor: UNIQLO

    As a child Scott was educated at The Southport School and The Kooralbyn International School on the Australian Gold Coast. Even at this young age he was already taking extra lessons in golf, showing signs of the professional golf career to come. He moved to the US to continue his education as a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Now mainly resident in Switzerland, Scott is married to Marie Kojzar and the couple has one daughter Bo Vera Scott. Scott enjoys his time being a husband and father when he is not on the course.

    Scott has seen several successes throughout his amateur and professional careers; the first ones being his victories in the Australian Boys' Amateur in 1997 and 1998.

    After turning professional in 2000, Scott experienced his first major success winning the Alfred Dunhill Championship in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2001; this was to be the first of several professional tournament victories. Success continued in the following years. In 2002 he triumphed at the Scottish PGA Championship by ten shots; the biggest winning margin of his professional career. Wins continued throughout 2003 and 2004, including success at the PGA flagship event The Players Championship, in 2004. The following year, Scott reached the World top ten of players for the first time in his career. It seemed his golfing career was really starting to take off.

    Since 2006 Scott has concentrated more on the PGA Tour, ending the year by winning the Tour Championship and finishing third on the PGA money list for that year. During the 2008 season Scott began to experience some difficulties in his playing career due to illness and injury, but he did still have one win on the European Tour, and one on the PGA Tour, and he finished the season in 30th place on the money list. Despite suffering a severe dip in form over the following years, Scott still managed to secure a seventh PGA Tour success at the Valero Texas Open in May 2010.

    2011 saw a slight upturn in Scott’s fortunes as he was joined by Tiger Woods’ ex caddy Steve Williams, and ended the season at sixteenth place on the money list. It seemed as though maybe his fortunes were changing. The following year was perhaps most significant for Scott’s near miss at the Open Championship where he lost to champion Ernie Els after suffering a collapse of form on the home stretch. He went on to see success at the Australian Masters later the same year. At the 2013 Masters Tournament Scott somewhat made up for the Open Championship collapse the previous year, by coming out on top in a sudden death play-off with Ángel Cabrera to win the event; the first Australian to do so. He finished the year as the World Number Two. He surpassed this accomplishment in 2014 when he held the World Number One spot for eleven weeks.

    Adam’s hero is his fellow Countryman Greg Norman, who he has yet to emulate for his level of success.

    As of the end of 2014 Scott had competed 213 PGA Tour events and had accomplished 11 PGA Tour wins with total prize money of $37,297,654.