Adam Scott is set to join the greats of Australian golf with victory in the 141st Open Championship at Royal Lytham and St. Annes.
Scott is not only looking to end a six year winless drought since Geoff Ogilvy captured the 2006 U.S. Open but he’s also seeking to become the first Australian to win golf’s oldest Major since Greg Norman captured the 1993 Open at Royal St. George’s.
If successful, Scott would be the fifth Australian to win golf’s oldest Major and following in the footsteps of Peter Thomson, Kel Nagle, Norman and Ian Baker-Finch.
Nagle, 91 resides in Sydney and he’s the oldest living Major winner and will be sure to be staying up as late as he can to hopefully see Scott presented with the Claret Jug.
Scott would also become only the 11th Australian to win a Major.
Australian-born winners of Majors include:
The Open -
Peter Thomson (1954-56, 1958 & 1965), Kel Nagle (1960) Greg Norman (1986 & 1993), Ian Baker-Finch (1991).
U.S. Open -
David Graham (1981), Geoff Ogilvy (2006)#
Jim Ferrier (1947), Wayne Grady (1990) & Steve Elkington (1995).