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' When people think you've got potential, they can be fairly harsh.' With his two-day growth, curly hair and athletic build, Adam Scott appears as ready for his next day on a surfboard as he does for this week's PGA Tour event. Scott has won golf tournaments in eight countries, been linked to a beautiful movie star and a tennis stunner, resides in Switzerland and Australia and recently took ownership of a Gulfstream jet. Our lives in some ways were just moving apart, possibly because of my travel.
Why then is Adam Scott considered an underachiever? At the end of 2009 I started swinging the club better, which was part one of the process -- a five-part process, probably. I've won a fair bit when I've been in the hunt. Dad manufactured wooden drivers, fairway woods and putters under the name Mascot Golf. I know other members of the club who I beat weren't too happy with me. It wouldn't be great to have a 13-year-old kid beat you, but I guess if it's your son it softens the blow. I have a home on Australia's Gold Coast and another in Switzerland that I've owned for six years. Describe a fun day/night for you and Sergio in Switzerland. There are a few nice places to eat and a few nice little bars, so there's a little bit of action at the right time of year. He had a pretty bad motorcycle accident when he was 19 and messed up his knee. I remember beating Dad because that was quite an accomplishment. I was getting good about then and broke 70 for the first time. There's a little casino up there in the village. He's done some work in Asia, and we've got a project south of Sydney called Crooked River, so hopefully that will be a masterpiece in Australia. Golf's been his life, and design has been his life for the last 15 years, so it's nice that we can share that. Dad was an Australian PGA member but never played professionally. She still likes to tell me, "It's all about the putting, Adam." Do you remember the first time you beat your dad on the golf course? We were out having a few drinks and decided to shift venues. When people think you've got potential, they can be fairly harsh. And if I'm not delivering and I get criticized for that, well, that's fair. Part of it comes from having experienced some lows and having to dig my way out of that. I was born in Adelaide and moved to Queensland when I was 7.
I don't understand where that comes from, because I win. After that, the [British] [Open Championship](/golf-tours-news/british-open). Tell us about your family and growing up in Australia.
What's your reaction when you hear that you lack toughness? Obviously, any major would be huge, but everyone has a favorite. If I was picky, which I'm not, I'd love to win the Masters just to say that I'm the first Aussie ever to win that.
Because when he won the Players Championship at 23, people figured majors would quickly follow. Now, after a series of physical and emotional setbacks that led to more than a year of mostly bad golf, Scott is having fun again. I started to get my confidence back through hitting the ball more solidly and then making a few putts to win the Australian Open. After I won the Byron Nelson in 2008, I was in a really good place.
Two wins in less than six months -- the Australian Open in December 2009 and Texas Open in May 2010 -- and three solid finishes in the Fed Ex Cup playoffs. Then after I struggled with my putting at the start of 2010, I had a lesson with Dave Stockton that, coupled with the work I did with my golf swing, led to the win in Texas. This comes after what had to be your worst year as a pro, in 2009. I'd won in Qatar and dug one out in Dallas, and I felt like everything was rolling along great.
That's when I broke up with Marie, broke my hand and then got sick.
We were all piling into a mate's car, and his buddy accidentally shut the door while my hand was up there, and I was jabbering away. When you're busting your ass and not getting anything out of it, you do get tired of hearing it.