Around the traps – Adam Scott wins Masters

Adam Scott wins US Masters15th of April 2013 will be a special date on the Australian Golfing Calendar forever.  It was the date that Adam Scott became the first Australian to win the coveted Green Jacket.

The event that is conducted at the Augusta National Golf Club in Atlanta, Georgia has been a tough hunting ground for Australians in the past.  Australians have come close to securing the Green Jacket on many occasions, with second place finishes going to Greg Norman (1986,1987, 1996), Jim Ferrier (1950), Bruce Crampton (1972), Jack Newton (1980) and in 2011 Adam Scott and Jason Day finished in a tie for 2nd.

It was a huge monkey off the back of all Australian Professional Golfers back, and a great boost to golf around the country.

Hopefully there will be many more Major Victories to come in the near future and join the list of other Australians that have saluted in the highest profile golfing events in the world.

Australian major winners (men)

5: Peter Thomson (British Open 1954, 1955, 1956, 1958, 1965)

2: Greg Norman (British Open 1986, 1993), David Graham (US PGA 1979, US Open 1981)

1: Adam Scott (US Masters 2013); Geoff Ogilvy (US Open 2006); Steve Elkington (US PGA 1995); Ian Baker-Finch (British Open 1991); Wayne Grady (US PGA 1990); Kel Nagle (British Open 1960); Jim Ferrier (US PGA 1947).

Australian major winners (women)

7: Karrie Webb

3: Jan Stephenson