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Adam Scott tipped for more major success after Masters win

Last Updated: 15/04/13 5:27pm

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Scott: Became the first Australian to win the Masters

Scott: Became the first Australian to win the Masters

Butch Harmon reckons Adam Scott will be a multiple major winner after he became the first Australian to win the Masters on Sunday.

Scott - who surrendered a four stroke lead in the final round of the Open Championship last summer - ended his major wait with a play-off win over Argentina's Angel Cabrera after the pair had finished on nine under par.

"Adam Scott was so close so many times but if you've learned from things you've gone through in the past it makes you stronger."
Butch Harmon

And, after watching his former pupil sink a 15-foot birdie putt at the second play-off hole to seal the title, Harmon told Sky Sports this could be the first of many for the Adelaide-born 32-year-old, who already had top three finishes at the Masters, US Open and Open Championship to his name.

"It's been a long time coming and we've talked for a long time about 'is he the best player that's never won a major' - well he's not anymore," said Harmon.

"To win major championships you have to step up to the plate when the time demands. Adam was so close so many times but if you've learned from things you've gone through in the past it makes you stronger.

"It looked like he had it at Lytham and it slipped away but now he's got one major he could go on and win a lot."

Mark Roe was equally impressed with Scott and agreed with Harmon about his potential to achieve major success again in the future.

The Sky Sports pundit pointed to Scott's ability to bounce back from his Open disappointment as evidence of the Australian's determination to succeed on the biggest stage.

"Scott has been the nearly man for so long and he was a sentimental favourite, no doubt about it," Roe said.

"He took the Open Championship loss to Ernie Els with such dignity everyone wanted him to recover from that and win a major as soon as possible. He went out and took this by the scruff of the neck and he really did deserve that victory.

"He's waited a long time and it is ultra-special for him. There's no doubt this will be the start of many. He's a model pro, he's fit and athletic and he's the epitome of the modern day golfer."


Harmon also had words of praise for runner-up Cabrera. The 2009 champion came so close to adding another green jacket to his collection after matching Scott in regular play and forcing a play-off with a superb approach at the 18th.

However, ultimately, the 2007 US Open winner was unable to capitalise in the sudden-death contest.

"That was the best shot we saw at the 18th all day," said Harmon. "It was remarkable.

"But Cabrera has been there before, he has won two major championships, he knows how to handle it.

"A true champion to me is someone who is gracious when he wins and gracious when he loses and Cabrera did a great job there."

Re-live Adam Scott's dramatic Masters victory by tuning in to How The Masters Was Won at 8pm, Monday, Sky Sports 2 HD

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