SUNDAY APRIL 14, 2013 – MASTERS TOURNAMENT
Adam Scott (Getty Images)
• His ninth European Tour International Schedule victory in his 173rd European Tour event.
• Moves to third in the Official World Golf Ranking, from seventh.
• His first European Tour victory since the 2011 WGC – Bridgestone Invitational.
• His first Major Championship victory in his 48th Major Championship appearance.
• This victory beats his previous best Major Championship finishes of second in The Open Championship of 2012 and tied second in the 2011 Masters Tournament.
• This victory comes in his 12th appearance in the Masters Tournament.
• This victory beats his previous best performance in the Masters Tournament of tied second in 2011.
• Extends his wonderful recent form at Augusta National. Was tied second in 2011, tied eighth in 2012 and first in 2013. Was also tied ninth on his debut in 2002.
• The first Australian to win the Masters Tournament. The previous best finishes at Augusta National by Australian players is second, by Jim Ferrier (1950), Bruce Crampton (1972), Jack Newton (1980), Greg Norman (1986, 1987, 1996), Jason Day (2011) and Adam Scott (2011).
• Becomes the tenth different Australian to win a Major Championship. They are: Ian Baker-Finch (1991 Open Championship), Steve Elkington (1995 US PGA Championship), Jim Ferrier (1947 US PGA Championship), Wayne Grady (1990 US PGA Championship), David Graham (1979 US PGA Championship and 1981 US Open Championship), Kel Nagle (1960 Open Championship), Greg Norman (1986 and 1993 Open Championship), Geoff Ogilvy (2006 US Open Championship), Adam Scott (2013 Masters Tournament) and Peter Thomson (1954-1956, 1958 and 1965 Open Championship).
• The first Australian Major Champion since Geoff Ogilvy at the 2006 US Open Championship.
• First player to win the Masters Tournament with a long putter.
Wins his first European Tour play-off.
Wins the 17th play-off in Masters history.
The fourth non-American to win the Masters Tournament since 2008 and the 13th non American in Masters history.
His winning score of 279 (-9) matches the average winning score at Augusta
• Maintains his excellent form in recent Major Championships. Has now finished in the top eight in five of the last nine Major Championships, dating back to the 2011 Masters Tournament. Was tied second in the 2011 Masters Tournament, seventh in the 2011 US PGA Championship, tied eighth in the 2012 Masters Tournament, second in the 2012 Open Championship and first in the 2013 Masters Tournament.
• Since the 1991 Masters Tournament, only two players have won the Masters Tournament when they have gone into the final round lower than tied second. They were: Zach Johnson (tied fourth in 2007) and Bubba Watson (tied third in 2012). Scott was third after 54 holes. Scott is the third player to achieve the feat.
• Went into the final round one shot behind the leaders. The fourth consecutive year that the winner of the Masters Tournament has made up a final round deficit, following Phil Mickelson (one shot in 2010), Charl Schwartzel (four shots in 2011) and Bubba Watson (three shots in 2012). The last time four players made up a last day deficit and win was Ben Crenshaw (1984), Bernhard Langer (1985), Jack Nicklaus (1986) and Larry Mize (1987).
• Only three players on The European Tour in 2013 have won after not leading going into the final round. They are: Louis Oosthuizen (five shots – Volvo Golf Champions), Jamie Donaldson (two shots – Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship) and Adam Scott (one shot - 2013 Masters Tournament)
• Is currently 32 years of age. This matches the average age for winners at the Masters Tournament.
• The third consecutive year that the winner of the Masters Tournament has made this Major their first Major Championship victory, following Charl Schwartzel (2011) and Bubba Watson (2012). The last time this feat was achieved in the Masters Tournament was between 1967-1969 when Gay Brewer (1967), Bob Goalby (1968) and George Archer (1969) triumphed.
• The first Australian victory on The European Tour in 2013.
• The first Australian to win on The European Tour since Scott won the 2011 WGC – Bridgestone Invitational.
• The 109th Australian victory in European Tour history.
• His 21st win as a professional worldwide.
• Gains a lifetime exemption into the Masters Tournament.
• Gains a five year exemption into the US Open Championship, The Open Championship and US PGA Championship.
• Gains a place in the 2013 PGA Grand Slam of Golf, 2013 WGC – Bridgestone Invitational, 2013 WGC – HSBC Champions and 2014 Volvo Golf Champions.