Shot a final-round 64 to finish as the runner-up at the Sony Open in Hawaii. Finished tied with David Toms, two strokes behind winner Zach Johnson.
Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes
Deutsche Bank Championship, THE PLAYERS Championship, Booz Allen Classic, THE TOUR Championship presented by Coca-Cola, Shell Houston Open, EDS Byron Nelson Championship.
2008 Season Highlights
Won on the PGA TOUR and European Tour despite setbacks from injury and illness...Fired a final-round, 11-under-par 61, which broke the course record and set a new personal low, to win the Commercialbank Qatar Masters in late January on the European Tour. Became the tournament's only two-time winner as he beat Henrik Stenson by three strokes at Doha GC...First top-10 of the season on the PGA TOUR was a T9 at the World Golf Championships-CA Championship. Was among the leaders all week but a closing 72 dropped him to T9 at Doral Resort...In defense of Shell Houston Open title, posted a course-record 63 in the opening round, but was forced to withdraw after the second round because of flu-like symptoms...After losing a three-stroke lead he carried into the final round, sank a 9-foot birdie putt on No. 18 to force a playoff at 7-under par, then made a 48-footer playing it again on the third playoff hole to beat Ryan Moore in the EDS Byron Nelson Championship. In shooting 68-67-67-71--273 to capture his sixth PGA TOUR victory, made four birdies in six tries on the 429-yard, par-4 finishing hole at TPC Four Seasons Resort, the last of which he made after hitting his drive into a fairway bunker. Moore barely missed a tying birdie putt on the third playoff hole...Continued his solid play into the next week with a T8 at the Wachovia Championship after making the cut on the number. It represented his final top-10 finish of the season...Paired with Tiger Woods (No. 1 in the world) and Phil Mickelson (No. 2) in first two rounds of U.S. Open where he finished T26. Nearly had to withdraw because of a broken right pinky finger that he injured when it was slammed in a car door...Couldn't play in the Australian Open in December after suffering a knee injury while surfing.
2007: Competed in all four PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup events and finished 12th on the season-long points list. Won his fifth career PGA TOUR title at the Shell Houston Open and earned a spot on his third Presidents Cup team...Runner-up to Vijay Singh at the Mercedes-Benz Championship, his third top-10 in three career starts at The Plantation Course...Earned fifth career official TOUR victory at the Shell Houston Open, defeating Stuart Appleby and 54-hole leader Bubba Watson by three strokes with rounds of 69-71-65-66-271. Clinging to a one-stroke lead over Appleby on the 72nd tee, hit tee shot into water hazard but made an up-and-down par on the 488-yard par 4, holing a 48-foot putt to clinch the win as Appleby found a hazard and made double bogey on the hole. Became the sixth Australian to win the Shell Houston Open...Second-round 62 at the Memorial Tournament propelled him into the 36-hole lead. Final-round birdies at 15 and 16 brought him into contention before bogeys at 17 and 18 left him T5, three shots behind champion K.J. Choi...Was 1-3-1 in his third Presidents Cup, bringing his career record to 7-6-2. 2006: Punctuated season of near-misses with a victory at THE TOUR Championship, finishing the season No. 3 on the money list and No. 4 in the Official World Golf Ranking. Also notched a career-best 10 top-10s and finished third in Scoring Average (68.95)...Followed unofficial win at the 2005 Nissan Open with a runner-up finish, one stroke behind winner Rory Sabbatini. Posted a final-round 7-under 64 at Riviera CC to sit at 12-under par in the clubhouse about one and one-half hours before the final group. Waited for possible playoff but Sabbatini made birdie on the par-3 16th hole to take the tournament...Finished third at the Wachovia Championship thanks to closing rounds of 66-71, for his second top-five finish...Shared the lead after each of the first three rounds at the EDS Byron Nelson Championship, but a closing 1-over 71 dropped him to T3 in his first start at the event...Finished T4 at the Memorial Tournament, his fourth top-five finish of the season...Posted his second runner-up finish of the season thanks to an eagle on the 72nd hole, one of two on the day, which left him two strokes behind Vijay Singh at the Barclays Classic. Opened with a 6-under 65 to hold a one-stroke lead through 18 holes. Trailed Billy Andrade by one heading into final round. Was his fourth consecutive top-four finish on TOUR...Posted his first top-10, a T8, in his seventh British Open start. Has made the cut four times and his previous best finish was a T34 in 2005...Posted back-to-back top-10s in majors for the first time in his career with his T3 at the PGA Championship. It was his best finish at the PGA, topping a T9 in 2000, and it was his fourth career top-10 in a major...Following week, finished T10 at the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational. Held first-round lead after a 63, matching Stewart Cink's record for low first round at the tournament in 2004...Posted four rounds in the 60s at the World Golf Championships-American Express Championship, finishing T2, his best finish in a World Golf Championships event...Finished the season with a victory at THE TOUR Championship. Posted rounds of 69-67-67-66-269 to defeat runner-up Jim Furyk by three strokes. First Aussie and youngest player to win THE TOUR Championship since Tiger Woods in 1999 (Champions GC) at age 23 years, 10 months and one day. Third-youngest winner of THE TOUR Championship, behind Woods and David Duval (1997, 25 years, 11 months and 24 days)...On the Asian Tour, successfully defended Singapore Open over rain-shortened 54 holes, defeating Ernie Els in a playoff. 2005: Earned unofficial victory at the Nissan Open, captured fourth career European Tour victory and was one of the International Team stars at The Presidents Cup...Captured unofficial victory at rain-shortened Nissan Open, where he posted rounds of 67-66 to tie Chad Campbell for the 36-hole lead at 9-under-par. Unable to complete the third and final rounds, Scott and Campbell played off on Monday morning with Scott prevailing on the first playoff hole. Victory was worth $864,000 in official money...In defense of THE PLAYERS Championship, finished T8, four shots behind winner Fred Funk, the sixth player to finish in the top-10 the year after winning THE PLAYERS...In title defense of Booz Allen Classic at Congressional, finished T2, two shots behind Sergio Garcia, after posting four rounds in the 60s. Within two shots of leader Garcia at the 71st hole, flew sand wedge from 133 yards over green into water hazard and made bogey...Captured the Singapore Open on the Asian Tour by seven strokes over Lee Westwood in September...Posted a 3-1-1 record in second Presidents Cup. Undefeated (3-0-1) when paired with Retief Goosen in first four matches. 2004: Totaled two TOUR wins, including a victory at THE PLAYERS Championship...Totaled seven top-10s in only 16 starts...At age 23 years, 8 months and 12 days, became the youngest winner of THE PLAYERS, with rounds of 65-72-69-72--276, one shot ahead of runner-up Padraig Harrington. Held the 18- and 54-hole leads and led by as many as five strokes in the final round. At the 72nd hole with a two-stroke lead over Harrington, pull-hooked 6-iron approach shot from 213 yards into water hazard, forcing up-and-down recovery from 39 yards. Clinched title with 10-foot bogey putt to earn $1.44 million...Won the Booz Allen Classic in his first appearance at TPC Avenel. Equaled the tournament record of 21-under 263 held by Billy Andrade and Jeff Sluman in 1991. First three official TOUR victories came on TPC courses--Deutsche Bank Championship (TPC Boston), THE PLAYERS (TPC Sawgrass) and Avenel...Earned second career top-10 in a major with his T9 at the PGA Championship, matching the T9 at the 2002 Masters. 2003: Earned first TOUR title in 34th career TOUR start at age 23 years, 1 month and 16 days (youngest since Sergio Garcia won the 2002 Mercedes Championships at 21 years, 11 month and 27 days) at the inaugural Deutsche Bank Championship. Led Vijay Singh by two strokes after 36 holes, thanks to a course record 9-under-par 62. Maintained three-stroke lead over Jonathan Kaye through 54 holes, and brought home a four-stroke victory over runner-up Rocco Mediate...Lost to eventual champion Tiger Woods in 20 holes in the semifinals of the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship. Finished third after defeating fellow Australian Peter Lonard 1-up in the consolation match...Joined the TOUR as a Special Temporary Member in late April...Claimed his fourth European Tour victory with a final-round 3-under-par 69 to win the Scandic Carlsberg Scandinavian Masters by two shots over Nick Dougherty...Representing the International team, was the youngest player on either Presidents Cup squad. 2002: Earned second European Tour victory at the Qatar Maters, with a 19-under-par 269...Earned Masters invitation based on being ranked in the top 50 in the Official World Golf Ranking at end of 2001. Finished T9 at Augusta National. Earnings of $151,200 put season PGA TOUR winnings at $288,642, earning an invitation to join the PGA TOUR as a Special Temporary Member for the remainder of the 2002 season...Also captured the Qatar Masters on the European Tour for second victory of the season. 2001: Finished 13th in the Volvo Order of Merit in first full season on European Tour...In 16 European Tour events, compiled five top-10s, including three third-place finishes...Captured the Alfred Dunhill PGA Championship on the Southern Africa Tour...Also played in United States, Japan and Australia. 2000: Secured European Tour card for 2001 in just eight starts as a professional, clinching his place with a T6 at the Linde German Masters in October. Amateur: As a junior, captured both Australian and New Zealand Junior titles, and fired a course-record 62 at Los Coyotes CC at the U.S. Junior Amateur...Spent one year playing collegiately at UNLV.
Golf hero is countryman Greg Norman, who along with coach Butch Harmon, urged Scott to play several seasons on the European Tour.
PGA TOUR Playoff Record
The Presidents Cup (3), 2003, 2005, 2007; World Cup (2), 2001, 2002.