Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Adam Derek Scott (born July 16, 1980) is a Australian professional golfer. 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 García and Justin Rose, and thus has one of the most promising careers in men’s golf. On January 7, 2007, he first reached a career high ranking of third with a second place finish at the Mercedes-Benz Championship.
Scott was born in Adelaide, Australia. He is often talked of as a natural successor to Greg Norman in Australian golf, an impression reinforced when Norman’s former caddy joined up with Scott in 2004.
His playing career took off in 2001, his first full year as a professional golfer, when he won the European Tour’s Alfred Dunhill Championship in Johannesburg, South Africa. The following year he recorded two further European Tour victories, at the Qatar Masters and the Scottish PGA Championship.
2003 saw another European win in the Scandinavian Masters and his first win on the US PGA Tour, at the Deutsche Bank Championship. Further PGA Tour successes followed in 2004 at The Players Championship and the Booz Allen Classic. Early in 2005 he won the Nissan Open and reached the top ten of the Official World Golf Rankings for the first time. He has spent over 150 weeks in the top-10 of the rankings.2
Scott now concentrates 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, but he continues to play all over the world. In 2006 he won the Tour Championship and finished third on the PGA Tour money list.
Scott represented Australia in the WGC-World Cup in 2002 and was a member of the International Team at the Presidents Cup in 2003, 2005, and 2007.
Scott is currently the touring professional at The Palms Golf Course Sanctuary Cove, located on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. He attended the prestigious Anglican boys’ school, The Southport School in middle school, and finished his high school education at The Kooralbyn International School where he also undertook extra subjects in Golf. He also briefly attended University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and is coached by noted instructor Butch Harmon.