The fall and rise of Masters champ Adam Scott

Adam Scott is the first Australian to win the Masters. (AFP)

Adam Scott is the first Australian to win the Masters. (AFP)

KEN FIDLIN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:31 AM ET

AUGUSTA, GA. - As good as he has been as a professional, Adam Scott has often been a little twitchy “in the moment.”

On Sunday, he faced many moments where one of those twitches could doom him to the small type at the bottom of the golf scores.

Indeed, even Scott seemed incredulous when he remarked: “I somehow managed to stay in each shot when I needed to.”

In the final round of the Adam Scott Masters, there were dozens of such moments.

And then it came down to two putts that will live long in Australian sporting lore.

At the 18th green, he made a 25-foot putt made famous by several other Masters champs on Sundays past.

“I kind of said to myself in my head: ‘That’s the putt you’ve seen guys hole,’ ” said Scott. “(Mark) O’Meara is the one that comes to mind. That, in my mind, might have been a bit longer, but that’s the one guys hole. You’ve seen the read. You know it goes a bit right‑to‑left. I just told myself to go with instinct."


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