Date: April 15, 2013
Author: Martin Blake / Golf Australia

The rise of Adam Scott – a timeline

1980: Born in Adelaide, son of a golf pro, Phil Scott. Soon moves to the Gold Coast. Attends Southport School, and Kooralbyn International School. 1997-8: Wins Australian Boys&apos Amateur title in consecutive years. 1999: Attends University of Nevada Las Vegas in the US. 2000: Turns professional, taking up a European Tour card 2001: Wins first pro tournament, Alfred Dunhill Masters in South Africa 2002: Wins twice in Europe, closing with a 62 to win the Scottish Open by 10 shots. Debuts in the Masters at Augusta, finishing inside the top 10. Hires Butch Harmon as coach. 2003: Moves to the US PGA Tour, and wins the Deutche Bank Championship. 2004: Wins the Players Championship at 23, signalling he will be a world force. 2005: Reaches world top 10 for the first time, climbing as high as No. 3. 2009: Suffers career dip, dropping outside the top 50, and splitting with coach Harmon. Despite that, wins the Australian Open for the first time, at NSW Golf Club. Starts working with his brother-in-law, Brad Malone, as coach. 2011: Splits with caddie Tony Navarro. Completes his best major finish, runner-up in the Masters behind Charl Schwartzel, and hires Steve Williams as caddie. Wins his first World Golf Championship event. 2012: Suffers a meldown at the Open Championship at Royal Lytham, bogeying the last four holes to give up a four-shot lead. 2013: wins Masters in play-off with Angel Cabrera and expected to rise back to world ranking of No. 3.