Since Tiger Woods walked off the 18th green at Augusta National Golf Course in 1997 and hugged Earl after winning his first of four Green Jackets, he has been the world ambassador around the world of golf. I can remember travelling to Thailand in 2000, and huge billboards around Bangkok reminded me who represented golf to the world. Nobody knew who Payton Manning, or Shaq was, but every golf course in Thailand had Tiger in its name. Is it time to ring out the old again, and welcome the new? Is the “new”, … Adam Scott?
If you watched any of the Emirates Australian Open over the weekend, you saw giant crowds lining the fairways of Royal Sydney Golf Club on Sunday afternoon. Were they there for a great weekend matchup between Adam Scott and Rory McIlroy, or were they there to see Adam Scott?
“Winning his first major championship this year, the Masters, meant he equalled his highest career ranking and although he failed to produce the same results later in the US Open, Scott certainly proved he is worthy of his critical acclaim,” Anderson said.
“Adam Scott has achieved a remarkable public opinion position where he currently sits at the top of all attributes.
“He appears to be the ultimate sports all-rounder. Globally successful in his chosen sport and well-liked and respected.
After one major, and two wins on the PGA Tour in 2013, are we ready to pass the torch to Adam Scott as the greatest?
Of all the questions that we have pondered in golf in 2013, this is the one that seems the most interesting as the calendar year winds down: Is Adam Scott the best player in the world?
Rory McIlroy returned to his old form on Sunday and overcome a four-shot deficit to get his first win of the season, and ruin Adam Scott’s bid for the Aussie sweep.
“I wanted to get a win and finally I’ve been able to get one,” McIlroy said. “But more satisfying than that is being able to take one of the best players in the world down the stretch and come out on top.
They came, they saw, but the man they wanted to see conquer, he crumbled. Thousands followed Adam Scott’s every move on a sunny afternoon at Royal Sydney, as thousands more watched in anticipation from their homes.
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