Adam Scott was born July 16, 1980, and is an Australian professional golfer who plays primarily on the PGA Tour. He was the No. 1 ranked golfer in the world, from mid-May to August 2014. He has won 31 professional tournaments across the world, on many of the major golf tours.
Scott's biggest win to date was the 2013 Masters Tournament, his only major championship and the only Masters won by an Australian. Other notable victories include the 2004 Players Championship, the 2011 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, and the 2016 WGC-Cadillac Championship. He was the runner-up in the 2012 Open Championship, leading by four strokes with four holes to play before losing them all by a shot against Ernie Els.
Scott was born in Adelaide, South Australia where he attended Lady George Kindergarten and moved with his family at the age of nine to the Sunshine Coast, Queensland where he attended Matthew Flinders Anglican College. They then settled on the Gold Coast, Queensland in 1993 when Scott was 12 years old.
Initially at Southport School, an Anglican boys' school on the Gold Coast, he completed his high school education at Kooralbyn International School, located in the Scenic Rim Region, where he took up extra subjects in golf. He was a member of the Golf Australia national team. He later attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), where he was initiated into the Sigma Chi fraternity.