From semi-famous to Masters Champion, the evolution of Adam Scott

evolution of Adam Scott

Believe it or not, there are two relatively famous men named Adam Scott. One is known for being married to Leslie Knope on the American comedy series, Parks and Recreation, and the other is a top-ten golfer who hails from the Land Under.

The actor Adam Scott (Ben Wyatt on Parks and Rec) even had something to say about the matter back in 2009:

“We’re both semi-famous within our little subcultures but neither one of us is a global mainstream behemoth. Overall, I’d say he’s way more famous than I am. I think the main difference between the other Adam Scott and me is that I’m the one who doesn’t give a shit about golf. I have absolutely no interest in the game whatsoever.”

No disrespect to the actor’s lack of golf knowledge, but Adam Scott the golfer just became that “global mainstream behemoth,” with the addition of a Masters Green Jacket to his wardrobe. [Read more…]

The President’s Cup, Day 1 Results: Tiger gets Tigered by Stevie

It was a gorgeous day in Melbourne, Australia as the International and United States teams began the 9th President’s Cup.

The United States is 6-1-1 all-time in President’s Cup, but their lone defeat occurred on the same course the event is taking place this year. Royal Melbourne is widely considered one of the greatest courses in the world and is a national treasure down under, and once again it takes center stage for an international event.

[Read more…]

PGA Championship Preview: Can an American End the United States’ Major Drought?

Golf’s origins may have a decidedly Scottish flavor, but over the years it has mainly been an American game. Nearly all of the sports’ legends during its rise to prominence during the middle part of the 20th century were Americans, with rare exceptions like Gary Player and Seve Ballesteros bucking that trend. Toward the end of that century, a new group of foreigners, led by the likes of Lee Westwood, Colin Montgomerie, and Ernie Els took the sport by storm, but the game was still one dominated to a large extent by the red, white, and blue.

[Read more…]