Became Australia's first winner of the Masters when he beat Angel Cabrera in a play-off in 2013, thus easing the pain of the previous year's Open.
At Royal Lytham and St Annes Scott established a four-stroke lead with four holes to play, but bogeyed them all and with Ernie Els making a closing birdie agonisingly lost by one. Tied for third at Muirfield a year later, was joint fifth at Hoylake in 2014 - two months after reaching world No 1 - and at St Andrews in 2015 held the lead in the Championship for a period.
Has 14 victories in America, but none since lifting the Honda Classic and World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship in consecutive weeks in 2016, while for seven of the last eight seasons the eight-time Presidents Cup player has finished in the top 10 in at least one major.
Previous successes include The Players in 2004, the 2006 Tour Championship and 2011 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, where he started with a 62 and beat Luke Donald and Rickie Fowler by four. At 19 his 63 in the 2000 Greg Norman Holden International in Sydney was a record 10 under par score for an amateur on the European Tour.