Category: Adam Scott


April 17, 2013

Adam Scott on 'Bachelor' rumor: 'I'm not single at all'

Posted at 12:34 PM by Mark Dee

Sorry, Bachelorettes. Adam Scott proababy won't be 'The Bachelor.' Turns out, he wasn't one to begin with.

The Masters champ broke the news of his relationship to CBS This Morning's Charlie Rose and Gayle King -- well, mostly to Gayle King -- on Wednesday.

"That's all quite embarrassing," said Scott of the attention, "but I'm not single at all. I am very much in a relationship, and very happy at the moment." Scott (heart)breaks the story at 3:40 in the video below. Or, if you choose to watch it all the way through, after Gayle King drops the line, "You are very hot, Adam Scott," and Charlie Rose checks out completely:

Bummer, ladies. Though there's hope in "at the moment," that's probably quashed by the emphatic "at all." Guess this also takes Scott out of the running for the title role on The Bachelor, which was mentioned as a possibility on Tuesday.

Scott says he is dating a woman named "Marie." If we investigative journalists -- er...incorrigible busybodies -- at Golf.com had to guess, that might well be Marie Kojzar, whose on-again-off-again relationship with Scott got ink in Alan Shipnuck's 2008 SI profile of the Aussie.

Or, he just has a thing for women named Marie. We'll let TMZ work out the specifics. Whoever Marie is, let's just hope she has something to wear that goes well with green.

April 16, 2013

Actor Adam Scott fed up with jokes about golfer Adam Scott

Posted at 6:02 PM by Mike Walker

Adam Scott is known as one of the nicest guys on the PGA Tour, but there's one guy who's not happy about Scott winning the 2013 Masters. His name? Actor Adam Scott.

The actor, who is one of the stars of "Parks and Recreation," appeared on "Conan" Monday to complain about all the golf jokes he's been hearing since Scott's win on Sunday night like, "Hey, Adam. You know what's really under par? Your acting."

Here's the clip:

April 15, 2013

Adam Scott predicted Masters finish in high school yearbook

Posted at 4:44 PM by Mike Walker

Adam Scott was 32 years old when he won his first major Sunday night at Augusta National, but he predicted it in his high school yearbook many years ago.

After Scott sank his birdie on the second playoff hole against Angel Cabrera and put on the green jacket as Masters champion, his former swing coach Claude Harmon III tweeted out a picture of Scott's yearbook photo from Kooalbyn International School near Brisbane, Australia. Scott, who birdied the 18th hole to get into the playoff with Cabrera, was just following his own advice.

Ambtion: "To the be the best professional golfer."

Favorite Comment: "I am Adam Scott."

Favourite Expression: "If all else fails, birdie the last."

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Snarky BuzzFeed Sports titled their post on Scott's yearbook "Adam Scott Wasn't Always Hot".

April 14, 2013

Gary Player's Diary: The Most Impressive Feat I've Ever Seen

Posted at 10:22 PM by Golf.com
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“It’s sad someone had to lose.” You’ll hear that a lot after the remarkable ending we saw Sunday at Augusta. Given the way that Adam Scott and Angel Cabrera played, it’s more than sad. It’s cruel. That’s why I’ve always been opposed to sudden-death playoffs. When two men tie, they should hold the trophy jointly. When there’s a tie in the Kentucky Derby, they don’t go back and run a 50-yard dash. When there’s a tie in the World Heavyweight Championship, they don’t go back and box for ten seconds. A golf tournament is advertised as 72 holes. So how can you settle it over just one? I’m sorry, it’s too cruel. Especially the way they played!

These tournaments mean so much, personally and professionally. I’ve been second many, many times, and nobody will remember any of my runner-up finishes. Angel Cabrera tied for first, but years on we’ll forget. That’s the tragedy: He was a fraction of a fraction of a percentage point away from winning -- which came in extra holes -- and no one will remember. Golf is a tough game. Look at Tiger Woods. He lost by four shots, and he was basically penalized by four strokes on a single hole, for hitting a perfect shot. If his third shot on the par-5 15th on Friday does not hit the pin, then it does not ricochet into the water, and he might have tied for the Masters lead after 72 holes, at 9-under. That’s how exacting our game is.

Still, I’m thrilled for Adam Scott’s first major victory. A golf swing that beautiful deserves a green jacket. More than that, he is a thorough gentleman. Adam played for me on three Presidents Cup teams, and I can say that he’s a wonderful young man. It was devastating to watch him blow the British Open last year. That’s a terrible thing to live with. People will say that it only took him two majors to get over it, but that misses the point. It’s the following months, days and minutes that are always with you, not just in the majors. I’m glad he has that burden off his back. He’s carried it long enough. He’s a terrific young man to be called Masters champion.

When I look back at this week, I’ll remember Scott for his victory and for bringing the first green jacket home to the great sporting nation of Australia. But he’ll have to share the stage with Guan Tianlang. What Guan did this week is the most impressive thing I’ve seen in my 60 years in professional golf, both in terms of his play and his demeanor: A boy of 14 making the cut -- despite that dreaded penalty stroke for slow play on Friday, and handling it like someone three times his age! It heartens me to know that the future of golf is in such hands. I’ve used the same word all week to describe it, and I’ll say it one last time: It’s a miracle what that boy did. Then again, so much at Augusta is.

 

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March 18, 2013

Adam Scott says Augusta conditions 'perfect' after practice round

Posted at 3:15 PM by Coleman McDowell

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Adam Scott joined Ernie Els for a practice round at the course last Tuesday and pronounced the course "perfect" during a press conference at last week's Tampa Bay Championship.

"I thought it was in the best shape I've ever seen it this early in the year," Scott said. "They must have had some nice warm days and cool nights, and a lot of grass seems to be growing. Sometimes it can be a little thin early on, but it looks great. It's Augusta. It's pretty much perfect."

When asked if his internal clock for winning a major is becoming more of a factor as he prepares for the Masters, Scott said he only recently feels like he is coming into his own.

"I think it's the other way for me," Scott said. "I think it was a long time, I didn't really look like I was a major contender, and now I feel like I am. So I feel like now's my time, it's up to me to make it happen.  Everyone's path to that success is different. I mean, Mickelson knocked on the door for years and years and then the floodgates opened for him. I've gotten my game to a point where I feel like I'm right there. Hopefully I can get the first one and then we'll see. Everyone's path to getting there is different. So I'm just trying to do what I believe is best and hopefully the first one comes soon and more to follow."

Scott's playing partner during his practice round at Augusta was also the beneficiary of Scott's collapse in last year's British Open. Els claimed his fourth major after Scott shot a 75 on Sunday after leading or within one stroke of the lead for the previous three rounds. But the two professionals haven't let that event affect their friendship.

"I think I was happy overall, very happy for Ernie," Scott said. "I think he's an incredible talent and he's one of the best players I've of seen on a golf course. I've played so much golf with him and seen him do such incredible things.  I think he could have won ten majors. So paid his dues, and whether he won it or I helped him win it a little bit; it doesn't matter, he won it.  Probably eased the pain a little bit that he was a closer friend of minute here, and I could feel some happiness for him."

Scott's best finish at Augusta was a second-place showing in 2011 after posting a final-round 67 on a wild Sunday that saw eight different players claim a share of the lead. The first round of the 2013 Masters is April 11.

Photo: Adam Scott at the 2012 Masters (Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

December 05, 2012

Adam Scott headlines field at Australian Open

Posted at 4:15 PM by Golf.com

P1-Scott-1The 2012 Australian Open has started at The Lakes Golf Club in Sydney. Greg Chalmers is the defending champion, and he'll be grouped with Tom Watson and 19-year-old Australian pro Jake Higginbottom.

Adam Scott, who practiced with a short putter this week (right) but will stay with his usual broomstick model for the official rounds, is paired with Justin Rose and Liang Wen-Chong. Other notables in the field include Kyle Stanley, Geoff Ogilvy and Robert Allenby.

Last year's Australian Open featured no shortage of sideshows. Steve Williams, Scott's caddie, was under fire for a racial insult he had leveled at former boss Tiger Woods the week before in Shanghai. In the tournament itself, John Daly grabbed early headlines when he hit seven consecutive balls in the water during his opening round and walked off the course.

To follow the first round, which began at 6:45 a.m. in Sydney (2:45 p.m. on the East Coast of the U.S.), see the official leaderboard.

(Photo: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

December 04, 2012

Truth & Rumors: Adam Scott will use conventional putter stick with broomstick at Australian Open

Posted at 12:06 PM by Samantha Glover

P1-ScottUPDATE 12/5, 1:52 p.m. Eastern: Martin Blake reports that Adam Scott was only experimenting with a conventional-length putter earlier this week and will use his trusty broomstick when the first round of the Australian Open begins Thursday. Scott was also critical of the anchoring ruling:

"My view on the whole thing, overall, is if they’re going to make decisions like that, they be consistent like that philosophy throughout the whole game of golf. Then I’ll have no problem. I think it’s a very big call that they’ve made; and only time will tell if it’s the right call for the game or not."

Adam Scott, one of several professionals impacted by the USGA and R&A's proposed ban on anchored putting, used a traditional putter on the practice green Tuesday, according to the Australian PGA.

He employed a claw-style grip with his bottom hand, similar to his technique with the broomstick, but crucially the shaft was not anchored to his midriff.

There was a clear gap of around eight centimetres between the end of the putter handle and his body.

He then took to the course with [Tom] Watson and used his new wand exclusively throughout the round.

Scott, an eight-time PGA Tour winner, appeared on track to win his first major title at the 2012 British Open before he bogeyed the last four holes of the final round and lost to Ernie Els, who was also using an anchored putter.

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(Photo: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

November 14, 2012

Truth & Rumors: Adam Scott says Prez Cup needs to change format to thrive

Posted at 12:35 PM by Samantha Glover

Aussie Adam Scott said changing the format of the Presidents Cup is necessary for it to ever rival the popularity and prestige of the Ryder Cup, according to report by Channel News Asia.

"Someone needs to take a lesson from the Ryder Cup," Scott told reporters ahead of Thursday's Australian Masters at Melbourne's Kingston Heath course.

"We've got the chance to do it [change format] next year at Muirfield Village in Ohio and we should."

The U.S. team has an impressive Presidents Cup record, winning all but two since the biannual event was created in 1994. Scott, a five-time International team member of the Presidents Cup, was a member of the 2003 team that tied the U.S. in South Africa.

"Most of the five I have played in have been done and dusted by Sunday apart from the first one in South Africa which was a tie," he said.

"We've got to get the competition back in the event. The last three have been walkovers to the US, to be quite honest. We need to change the format so it's not all done by Sunday."


August 21, 2012

SI Golf Ranking: McIlroy holds top spot, Garcia fails to make Top 10

Posted at 5:48 PM by Golf.com

Each week, 13 staffers from SI Golf+, Golf Magazine and GOLF.com  SI-Golf-RANKINGvote for  their top 10, awarding 10 points to their first choice and proceeding in descending order to the 10th player, who gets one point. The points are then added and the ranking calculated. This ranking aims to be an of-the-moment measure of who’s playing the best right now. Tell us your top 10 in the comments field below.

RANK (TOTAL VOTES, FIRST PLACE VOTES, LAST WEEK'S RANK)

1. Rory McIlroy (129, 12, 1) - Last three finishes: 1, PGA Championship; T5, WGC-Bridgestone Invitational; T60, British Open
-Official World Golf Ranking: 1

2. Tiger Woods (103, 1, 2) - Last three finishes: T11, PGA Championship; T8, WGC-Bridgestone Invitational; T3, British Open
- Official World Golf Ranking: 3

3. Keegan Bradley (74, 0, 3) - Last three finishes: T3, PGA Championship; 1, WGC-Bridgestone Invitational; T34, British Open
- Official World Golf Ranking: 12

4. Jason Dufner (72, 0, 5) - Last three finishes: T7, Wyndham Championship; T27, PGA Championship; 7, WGC-Bridgestone Invitational
- Official World Golf Ranking: 9

5. Ernie Els (68, 0, 4) - Last three finishes: T48, PGA Championship; T45, WGC-Bridgestone Invitational; MC, RBC Canadian Open
- Official World Golf Ranking: 18

6. Graeme McDowell (55, 0, 6) - Last three finishes: T11, PGA Championship; T24, WGC-Bridgestone Invitational; T5, British Open
- Official World Golf Ranking: 13

7. Webb Simpson (47, 0, 8) - Last three finishes: T22, Wyndham Championship; MC, PGA Championship; T7, The Greenbrier Classic
- Official World Golf Ranking: 5

8. Adam Scott (44, 0, 7) - Last three finishes: T11, PGA Championship; T45, WGC-Bridgestone Invitational; 2, British Open
- Official World Golf Ranking: 6

9. Luke Donald (27, 0, NR) - Last three finishes: T32, PGA Championship; T8, WGC-Bridgestone Invitational; T5, British Open
- Official World Golf Ranking: 2

10. Bubba Watson (24, 0, 10) - Last three finishes: T11, PGA Championship; T19, WGC-Bridgestone Invitational; T23, British Open
- Official World Golf Ranking: 7

Others receiving votes:
Zach Johnson (23)
Sergio Garcia (11)
Justin Rose (11)
Steve Stricker (10)
Lee Westwood (9)
Matt Kuchar (2)
Louis Oosthuizen (2)
Ian Poulter (2)
Jim Furyk (1)

August 14, 2012

SI Golf Ranking: Rory vaults to No. 1, Tiger No. 2

Posted at 11:04 AM by Golf.com

Each week, 13 staffers from SI Golf+, Golf Magazine and GOLF.com  SI-Golf-RANKINGvote for  their top 10, awarding 10 points to their first choice and proceeding in descending order to the 10th player, who gets one point. The points are then added and the ranking calculated. This ranking aims to be an of-the-moment measure of who’s playing the best right now. Tell us your top 10 in the comments field below.

RANK (TOTAL VOTES, FIRST PLACE VOTES, LAST WEEK'S RANK)

1. Rory McIlroy (129, 12, T10) - Last three finishes: 1, PGA Championship; T5, WGC-Bridgestone Invitational; T60, British Open
-Official World Golf Ranking: 1

2. Tiger Woods (103, 1, 1) - Last three finishes: T11, PGA Championship; T8, WGC-Bridgestone Invitational; T3, British Open
- Official World Golf Ranking: 3

3. Keegan Bradley (85, 0, 8) - Last three finishes: T3, PGA Championship; 1, WGC-Bridgestone Invitational; T34, British Open
- Official World Golf Ranking: 12

4. Ernie Els (71, 3, 2) - Last three finishes: T48, PGA Championship; T45, WGC-Bridgestone Invitational; MC, RBC Canadian Open
- Official World Golf Ranking: 17

5. Jason Dufner (69, 0, 3) - Last three finishes: T27, PGA Championship; 7, WGC-Bridgestone Invitational; T31, British Open
- Official World Golf Ranking: 9

6. Graeme McDowell (51, 0, 6) - Last three finishes: T11, PGA Championship; T24, WGC-Bridgestone Invitational; T5, British Open
- Official World Golf Ranking: 13

7. Adam Scott (46, 0, 9) - Last three finishes: T11, PGA Championship; T45, WGC-Bridgestone Invitational; 2, British Open
- Official World Golf Ranking: 6

8. Webb Simpson (41, 1, 4) - Last three finishes: MC, PGA Championship; T7, The Greenbrier Classic; T29, Travelers Championship
- Official World Golf Ranking: 5

9. Zach Johnson (25, 0, 7) -  Last three finishes: 70, PGA Championship; T40, WGC-Bridgestone Invitational; T9, British Open
- Official World Golf Ranking: 14

10. Bubba Watson (24, 0, NR) - Last three finishes: T11, PGA Championship; T19, WGC-Bridgestone Invitational; T23, British Open
- Official World Golf Ranking: 8

 

Others receiving votes:
Luke Donald (22)
Justin Rose (17)
Lee Westwood (12)
Steve Stricker (10)
Jim Furyk (5)
Matt Kuchar (3)
Ian Poulter (2)





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