16 Things You Didn't Know About Adam Scott

Get to know the 2013 Masters Champion better with these 16 things you didn't know about him.

16 Things You Didn't Know About Adam Scott
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16 Things You Didn't Know About Adam Scott

How well do you know the Major-winning Australian? Take a look at these 16 facts on him.

16 Things You Didn't Know About Adam Scott

1. He was born in Adelaide, Australia and then moved to Gold Coast

2. His dad Phil was a PGA Pro and taught Adam how to play golf

3. He studied at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas and turned pro in 2000

4. He currently lives in both the Bahamas and Crans-sur-Sierre.

5. He is the first Australian to ever win the Masters and the first player with a long-putter to win the tournament.

6. His golfing hero is Greg Norman.

Adam Scott winning The Masters

7. Greg Norman and Butch Harmon persuaded him to play on the European Tour in his early days

8. He married his now-wife Marie (opens in new tab) in 2014 in a surprise wedding in the Bahamas after the Masters. They have two children together: Bo Vera and Byron. Marie is an architect.

9. He cites his special interests as - Music, design, architecture, photography, watches

10. His career on-course earnings are over $58m

11. He has spent 11 weeks atop the Official World Golf Ranking

12. His first professional win came at the 2001 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship where he won by one stroke from Justin Rose, another former world number one.

13. He moved to Queensland when he was seven years old and because of how close he was to the beach, he quickly found a love for surfing.

14. He served bugs at his Masters Champions dinner - Moreton Bay bugs, a shellfish native to Australia, similar to lobster.

15. Scott went out with former world number one female tennis player Ana Ivanovic.

16. In 2005 he set up the Adam Scott Foundation in Australia and it expanded to Asia in 2008. His foundation supports youth centers, kid programs, and college scholarships.

Elliott Heath
Senior Staff Writer

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. He graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He has also covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as three Open Championships including at Carnoustie in 2018 when he was inside the ropes with Tiger Woods. He has played 31 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Alwoodley. He currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 4-6. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Honma TR20

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

2 iron: Mizuno MP-18 MMC Fli-Hi

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x