Norman a great inspiration to Scott

Adam Scott and Angel Cabrera (right) pose together after the two battled it out at the Masters....

Adam Scott and Angel Cabrera (right) pose together after the two battled it out at the Masters. Scott credits a lot of his success to fellow Australian Greg Norman. (GETTY IMAGES)

KEN FIDLIN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:14 PM ET

AUGUSTA -  Adam Scott may be the first Australian to win the Masters but he paid homage to Greg Norman who put golf on the map for his generation.

“We are a proud sporting country, and like to think we are the best at everything, like any proud sporting country,” said Scott.

“Golf is a big sport at home. It may not be the biggest sport, but it has been a sport that has been followed with a long list of great players, and this was one thing in golf that we had not been able to achieve.

“So it’s amazing that it’s my destiny to be the first Aussie to win, just incredible.”

For Scott, it all starts with Norman.

“He inspired a nation of golfers, anyone near to my age, older and younger,” Scott said. “You know, he was the best player in the world and he was an icon in Australia. Everything about the way he handled himself was incredible to have as a role model.

“Most of us would feel that he could have slipped a green jacket on, for sure, and I said part of this is for him because he’s given me so much time and inspiration and belief. I drew on that a lot today. I somehow managed to stay in each shot when I needed to.”

 

 


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