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First Published: March 29, 2004Written by: Andy Smith

 

Adam Scott

Australian, Adam Scott was born on July 16th 1980, turned pro in 2000 and earned his PGA Tour card in 2003. During his first year with the PGA, Scott played in 14 events, making the cut 11 times, including 6 top 25's, the most notable of which were 3rd position at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship and his first Tour victory at the Deutsche Bank Championship. That win vaulted him from 40th to 18th in the World Golf Rankings and contributed about three-quarters of his official Tour earnings of $1,238,736 for 2003.


2004 TPC at Sawgrass - Getty Images

But despite his young age and short time on the PGA Tour, Adam Scott is no stranger to the taste of victory. Outside the PGA Tour, he has four more professional titles to his credit; 2001, Alfred Dunhill PGA Championship (S. Africa), and European Tour events; 2002 Qatar Masters, 2002 Gleneagles Scottish PGA Championship and 2003 Scandic Carlsberg Scandinavian Masters.
So, is 2004 going to be his year? Well, after playing in just 5 events this year, Scott has made the cut 4 times, all of them ending in top-10 finishes. Only Phil Mickelson has recorded more top-10s so far this year. Starting the year with 7th place in the Mercedes Championship in January, then being tied for 9th in the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, he continued his good form by taking a share of 3rd at the Bay Hill Invitational a week ago.


Lost to Tiger Woods in semi-final 2003 WGC-Accenture Match Play - Getty Images


2003 Deutsche Bank Championship winner
- Getty Images

Finally, this week he answered everyone's million dollar question (well, $1.44 million to be exact) as to who was going to take this year's title at The Players Championship. After we watched some of the biggest names in golf struggle and even miss the cut at Sawgrass this week, Adam Scott went on to win by one shot in a tense finale, giving audiences from all over the world an insight into what this young man could be capable of in the years to come.
In addition to his current world ranking of 12th and his 3rd place on the 2004 money list, Scott's other statistics are also impressive. He is leading the Greens In Regulation category with 75% and is also first in the "Bounce Back" category (after dropping a shot, getting it back on the next hole) as well as holding a share of second spot for top-10s this year. If he carries on like this we are certain to see him taking a hand in some more exciting finishes in the weeks and months to come.

 

For more information about Adam Scott,
read his full bio at www.pgatour.com

 

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