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 he bogeyed them all and agonisingly lost by one courtesy of Ernie Els’ closing birdie.
Scott tied for third at Muirfield a year later and was joint fifth at Royal Liverpool in 2014, two months after reaching world No. 1.
He was a joint runner-up behind Charl Schwartzel in the 2011 Masters and has 15 victories in America and 11 on the European Tour, most recently the 2019 Australian PGA Championship.
In eight of the last 10 seasons the nine-time Presidents Cup player has finished in the top 10 in at least one major. Notable previous successes include the 2004 Players Championship, 2006 Tour Championship, 2011 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, where he started with a 62 and beat Luke Donald and Rickie Fowler by four, and the 2016 WGC-Cadillac Championship a week after lifting the Honda Classic.
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.