Adam Scott has had one of the best careers in the modern game: $58 million in earnings on the PGA Tour and 14 total wins, including a major and the Players Championship, along with an additional 11 wins in Europe. Scott had a stint as the world’s No. 1 player, and has posted 19 top 10s in major championships. It’s a pretty incredible resume, especially considering the fact that he competed against Tiger Woods at the height of his powers.
One of Scott’s proudest achievements is his win at the 2013 Masters, when he became the first Australian to don a green jacket by beating Angel Cabrera in a playoff. The now 41-year-old is teeing it up in his 21st Masters on Thursday, and on this week’s episode of Off Course with Claude Harmon, he revealed his three favorite holes at Augusta National.
“Thirteen, for me, has always been my favorite hole,” Scott said. “The flowers are pretty down the left for sure, but it’s so cool, the massive dogleg around there. I love that if you’re on the corner then you’re hitting like, 4-iron way above your feet into that green. It’s such a cool shot.
“The risk-reward kind of thing, I always like that style of golf,” Scott continued. “Just look at the 1-iron [Ian Woosnam] hit when he won, to the back-left pin. It’s just epic stuff. I’ve always loved 13.”
Another favorite of Scott’s? Unsurprisingly, it’s also on Augusta’s famous back nine.
“Ten kind of became a favorite, because that’s where I won my playoff,” Scott said. “And that’s [quite] a hole. That’s such a tough second shot. Eleven is talked about, how difficult it is, but 10 and 11, back-to-back shots into those greens? It can all go really wrong quickly there, the wrong shot in. I think 10 is good.
“From a design standpoint, 12 is outrageous,” he continued. “They’ve angled everything perfectly just to catch the bad shot.”
For more from Scott, including how losing the Open Championship fueled his Masters win, and what it takes to win the Masters that makes it different from other majors, check out the full interview below.