Monday, April 15

Adam Scott Puts a Green Jacket and Proud Nation on His Shoulders

A MASTERS VICTORY IS ENORMOUS. But a Green Jacket for an Australian? That's historic.

Adam Scott made history on Sunday evening at Augusta National Golf Club, defeating 2009 Masters champion Angel Cabrera on the second hole of a playoff to become the first Aussie to slip on the coveted Green Jacket. Scott, soft spoken and thoughtful, credited lessons learned from bitter near misses, his caddie Steve Williams, his father and the Australian poster boy of heartbreaking finishes in majors, Greg Norman.

"Australia is a proud sporting nation, Scott said, "and this is one notch in the belt we never got.

"It's amazing that it came down to me today. But there's one guy who inspired a nation of golfers, and that's Greg Norman. He's been incredible to me and all the great golfers. Part of this belongs to him."

And all of Australia rejoiced.

You don't just win for yourself as an Aussie. Especially if you're the first countryman to claim the Masters, which, inexplicably, had rolled along for more than 75 years without a champion from Down Under.

Australian newspapers showered Scott with praise like the steady spring rain that fell during his afternoon walk to an epic victory.

Sydney Herald

"IN AUSTRALIAN PANTHEON, SCOTT FIRST AMONG EQUALS"

"A DAY WHEN A NICE GUY FINISHES FIRST"
Decades of heartbreak were wiped away with the swipe of an elongated putter.

"FINAL FRONTIER ENDS DECADES OF HEARTBREAK"
Yes! Adam Scott has landed himself a new green jacket and the great white whale of Australian sport.

Herald Sun

"SCOTT RESTORES AUSSIE DIGNITY"
He has just scaled a monumental mountain, pushing past the bodies of countless countrymen who caved within sight of the summit, creating a wondrous slice of sporting history.

"SCOTT'S TIMELY BIT OF MAJOR KARMA"
Adam Scott has had his share of bad luck, particularly in major championships.

The Telegraph

"SCOTT FINISHES WHAT HIS IDOL STARTED"

The Courier-Mail

"AT LAST SCOTT SHOWS ROAR TALENT"
Urged to stir the tiger within, Queensland's Adam Scott unleashed a roar which echoed around the world yesterday.

2 comments :

fila said...

No one would expected, but U never know, that's a game.

rocketBladez said...

Congratulations to Adam Scott. After what happened last year at the Open Championship and how he handled the defeat, I'm glad he finally won his first major.

The only thing I wish is that the PGA would ban the anchored putter as I feel it is a definite advantage.