AUGUSTA, Ga. – Adam Scott wasn't just in a swoon. He was in an absolute free-fall.
It was September 2009, and Scott was in the midst of the worst stretch of his professional career. He'd seen his world ranking drop from 3rd after the 2008 U.S. Open to 53rd. He'd missed cuts in 10 of his last 14 events and in four of the pri five majors. He'd broken up with a longtime girlfriend and had made some dubious business decisions, like the purchase of a Gulfstream G450 jet.
Fellow Australian Greg Norman knew all this and still selected Scott for the 2009 Presidents Cup team.
Norman came under withering criticism for picking the underachieving Scott, criticism which served to motivate Scott that much more.
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"It was kind of a gut-check time," Scott said on Sunday evening. "My game was in a bit of a rut, to be fair, and I wasn't enjoying it. But Greg as the captain had a lot of faith in me, and belief that I couldRead More »from Angel Cabrera helped re-start Adam Scott's career