Australian Golfer Bio: Adam Scott


Name: Adam Derek Scott
DOB: July 16th 1980
From: Adelaide, South Australia
Height: 6ft 0in
Turned Pro: June 2000
Currently: The touring professional at The Palms Golf Course Sanctuary Cove on the Gold Coast, Queensland Australia
Coach: Claude "Butch" Harmon Jr.
Caddy: Tony Navarro

Adam Scott's first full year as a professional golfer was in 2001, when he also won the Alfred Dunhill Championship in South Africa. In 2002, he went on to win the Qatar Masters and the Scottish PGA Championship.

In 2003 Scott won the Scandinavian Masters and also claimed his first win on the US PGA Tour at the Deutsche Bank Championship. It was Golf legend Greg Norman, who along with coach Butch Harmon, urged Scott to play several seasons on the European Tour.

In 2004 Scott continued his success on the US PGA Tour with two more wins at The Players Championship and the Booz Allen Classic.

In 2005 he won the Nissan Open and reached the top ten of the Official World Golf Rankings for the first time. He has since spent over 150 weeks in the top-10. To date he is one of only three golfers born in the 1980s who have made the top ten in the official World Golf Rankings, the others being Sergio Garcia and Justin Rose. It's easy to see why he is being labeled Australia's next Greg Norman, whom Scott grew up idolizing. In fact Norman's former caddy of 12 years, Tony Navarro has been with Scott since 2004, after parting with his Scottish caddy, Alastair McLean, after a disappointing performance at the United States Masters. Norman said on his website at the time "Tony is one of my closest friends, and I think the best thing for his career . . . is to take this opportunity to work with a young superstar." Scott went on to say that he was grateful ". . . I think this gesture is perhaps the greatest show of support he (Greg Norman) could extend."

Scott now plays mainly on the PGA Tour and 2005 was the last year that he played enough European Tour events to qualify for the European Tour Order of Merit. In 2006 he won the Tour Championship and finished third on the PGA Tour money list.

In 2002 Scott represented Australia in the WGC-World Cup. And in 2003, 2005, and 2007 was a member of the International Team at the Presidents Cup.

Adam Scott's Career Golf Wins:

Jan 2001 - Alfred Dunhill Championship -21
March 2002 - Qatar Masters -19
Aug 2002 - Diageo Scottish PGA Championship -26
July 2003 - Scandinavian Masters -11
Aug 2003 - Deutsche Bank Championship -20
March 2004 - The Players Championship - 12
June 2004 - Booz Allen Classic -21
Feb 2005 - Nissan Open -9
April 2005 - Johnnie Walker Classic -18
Sep 2005 - Barclay's Singapore Open -13
Sep 2006 - Barclay's Singapore Open -8
Oct 2006 - The Tour Championship -11
March 2007 - Shell Houston Open -17
Jan 2008 - Qatar Masters -20
April 2008 - EDS Byron Championship -7



Adam Scott and Tiger Woods swing comparison:



2008 EDS Byron Nelson highlights, including a 48" putt:



Adam Scott interview from the 2002 Shell Houston Open:



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