Defending champion Scott gearing up for another Masters run

Tue Feb 18, 2014 4:04pm EST
 
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By Larry Fine

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Masters champion Adam Scott is shaking off the rust after a break following his triumphant return to Australia and a trip to Hawaii, while plotting some special moments back in Augusta.

Scott, who became the first Australian to win the green jacket when he beat Argentina's Angel Cabrera in a thrilling playoff last April, said on Tuesday he was gearing up for next week's Honda Classic and zeroing in on his menu for the Champions' Dinner and details of his return to Augusta National.

"I'd like to serve something that everyone will really enjoy, and nothing too crazy so that they won't," Scott said about the annual dinner for former Masters champions during tournament week in a conference call with reporters.

"But probably, no surprise to anyone, there's definitely going to be an Australian theme toward every part of the dinner and whether that means they are eating kangaroo, I'm not sure yet, but we'll see."

OVERWHELMING RESPONSE

Scott got a splendid taste of Australia when he was treated to a hero's welcome on his return following the Masters triumph.

Huge crowds thronged the courses as he won the Australian PGA and the Australian Masters and helped the country lift the trophy at the World Cup of Golf. He also finished second, one shot back of Rory McIlroy in the Australian Open.

"I was completely overwhelmed with the response to all the golf tournaments I played down there," said Scott, 33. "The turnout, the crowds, the support, was just so pleasing to see how well it was all received."   Continued...

 
Adam Scott of Australia points as he follows his ball after teeing off on the second hole during the final round of the Sony Open golf tournament at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu, Hawaii, January 12, 2014. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry