Steve Elkington Opens 27-Year Old Vintage Red To Celebrate Adam Scott’s Augusta Green Success.

Stories of celebration following Adam Scott’s Masters success continue with fellow Aussie Steve Elkington revealing he cracked open a 27-year old bottle of the famed Penfolds Grange Hermitage to celebrate the victory.

Elkington presented Australian golf fans with some nervous moments in capturing the 1995 PGA Championship when he defeated Scotland’s Colin Montgomerie in a play-off.

Steve Elkington celebrates Adam Scott's Masters triumph with a bottle of Grange Hermitage.  (Photo - Anthony Powter)

Steve Elkington celebrates Adam Scott’s Masters triumph with a bottle of Grange Hermitage. (Photo – Anthony Powter)

And the Houston-based Aussie was also just as nervous watching TV coverage of Scott’s triumph over Angel Cabrera but fearing the worst when the Argentinean twice went within a whisker of winning a second green jacket.

“Cabrera’s shot on 18, that to me was one of the greatest shots I’ve ever seen, and all of a sudden it looked like we (Australians) might not have the Masters,” Elkington said.

But when Scott finally prevailed, Elkington celebrated in style with a large steak dinner and washed down with a few glassed from a $(AUD) 600 bottle of 1986 Penfolds Grange Hemitage.

The wine is one of the most valuable with the a bottle of the first vintage in 1951 reputed worth up to $60,000.

“It’s one of the best bottles of all time,” said Elkington.

“I’d been saving it up for a special occasion.”

“I’ve known Adam for a long time and I didn’t think he would be able to come back from last year to be honest.” he added, in reference to the disappointment of losing the Open Championship in a play-off to Ernie Els.

“An Australian hadn’t won the Masters but Adam’s win completes a bigger ‘Slam.’ he said proudly.

“Australians have won almost every event on almost every Tour – the World Cup, World Amateur Championship, the LPGA majors.”

“It’s an incredible achievement for a small country.”

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