Scott eyeing more history in Melbourne

His immediate focus might be on enjoying his Australian PGA Championship win with family and friends on the Gold Coast, but Adam Scott has his eyes on more history.


Only Robert Allenby in 2005 has achieved the Triple Crown of Australian golf, winning the PGA, Australian Masters and Australian Open in the same summer.

While Scott’s four-shot win at Royal Pines on Sunday completed his career Triple Crown, the 33-year-old now also has a chance at emulating Allenby when he travels to Melbourne this week to defend his Australian Masters title.

A win there and a success at the Australian Open at Royal Sydney later in the month and Scott will cap off his stellar 2013 in some style.

The US Masters champion admitted the lure of creating another bit of history was tempting.

“I would love to, absolutely,” he said.

“That would be an incredible way to end the year, but I think I am going to enjoy this for a couple of days before I think about playing next week and trying to win that and then maybe an Australian Open.

“I mean that would be incredible … What Robert did was remarkable but he made it possible.

“I will be going for it, for sure.”

If Scott does achieve the Triple Crown, he’ll close the gap on world No.1 Tiger Woods in the rankings.

He said being the top-ranked player in the world, while not a goal, is a reflection of how far he’s come.

“It’s something I told myself when I was playing up at Twin Waters as a kid, or even younger in the street with a plastic ball,” Scott said.

“For a long time it really wasn’t attainable and I am getting close … I would like to get there.

“The process of getting there is winning tournaments so if I can keep winning tournaments, I can get close.”

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