Masters win still feels like a dream: Scott

Tue Apr 8, 2014 1:18pm EDT
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By Tony Jimenez

AUGUSTA, Georgia (Reuters) - Adam Scott has to pinch himself every time he watches replays of his 2013 Masters win and the Australian says he still finds it hard to believe he fulfilled a lifelong dream by landing the coveted Green Jacket.

Twelve months ago Scott finally succeeded where the likes of Greg Norman, Peter Thomson and David Graham had failed as he became the first Australian to triumph at the first major championship of the year.

"I try to put that Green Jacket on at least once a day," the world number two told Reuters in an interview. "But the feeling I have is that I've got to pinch myself to realize that was me who achieved what I did last year.

"I don't watch it too much on TV. It's emotional for me, it's also hard to believe it's actually me in that position.

"It all takes on a different level of focus in the majors, especially late in the rounds, and you just can't believe you can execute the way you have."

Scott gave a fascinating insight as to how his emotions sometimes get the better of him when he watches golf from the comfort of his living room.

"If I see friends and colleagues play down the stretch when I'm watching on TV at home I get so nervous," the 33-year-old explained.

"But when it is you that is actually in that position you're not as nervous as when you're at home sitting on the couch watching someone else play because you are the one in control.   Continued...

Adam Scott of Australia celebrates sinking a birdie putt on the 18th green during the final round in the 2013 Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, April 14, 2013. REUTERS/Phil Noble