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Adam Scott’s Masters Champions Dinner menu included Moreton Bay Bugs

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Adam Scott won the Masters last year, which means he was in charge of picking the menu for this year’s annual Masters Champions Dinner. One of the menu items he decided to go with is a shellfish from his home country that I’m guessing most of the green jacket winners had never tried.

Scott’s menu featured a surf and turf combo that included a Wagyu beef New York strip steak served with Moreton Bay Bugs, which are a type of Australian lobster. Darren Rovell shared a photo of what the fish looked like before it was prepared.

Rex Hoggard of the Golf Channel described Moreton Bay Bugs as “little lobsters that taste like heaven,” so I’m sure most of the diners enjoyed them. And I’m sure they were relieved to find out they would not actually be eating bugs.

Photo: Twitter/Rex Hoggard

Adam Scott says he has a girlfriend, so forget ‘The Bachelor’

Adam-Scott-Green-JacketAdam Scott skyrocketed in popularity after winning the Masters last weekend, and it didn’t take him long to win over the hearts of women all over the world. Scott’s good looks already had him in consideration to become the next “Bachelor” on ABC’s dating show. Unfortunately for all his wishful female fans, the 32-year-old Australian golfer said during an interview with CBS Wednesday that he is not single (3:04 mark):

“That’s all quite embarrassing … flattering,” Scott said of the attention. “But I’m not single at all. I am very much in a relationship and very happy at the moment.”

Scott also said his girlfriend’s name is Marie, which has left many to believe he is back with Marie Kojzar, who was mentioned in a 2008 SI profile about him.

The article stated that Scott and Kojzar, who is from Sweden, had been dating on and off for seven years. She was in London studying to be an architect, and Scott said at the time that he could not imagine having a family while playing on the golf tour. In a January, 2011 Golf Digest article, Scott said they had split up because their lives were moving apart. Apparently they’ve gotten back together.

So, sorry, ladies. The most eligible bachelor is not even a bachelor. Looks like you’ll just have to wait for another highly-skilled professional athlete with good looks, good teeth, good hair, nice arms, and an Australian accent to come along.

H/T Golf.com

Adam Scott in consideration to be next ‘Bachelor’

Adam-Scott-Green-JacketAdam Scott, you know, the golfer your girlfriend cares about more than you? Yeah, well, his popularity exploded on Sunday after he won the Masters, and now it looks like the TV show “The Bachelor” has interest in bringing him aboard.

After he won the Masters, ABC executive Robert Mills tweeted about the possibility of the golfer becoming the next “Bachelor”

Chris Harrison to whom Mills referred in his last tweet is the host of the show.

Would Scott have interest in doing the show? Only he knows, but I have to imagine that it would be tough to fit into his golf schedule. And it’s not as if Scott would have any trouble finding dates, either. He and tennis player Ana Ivanovic have been in an on-again, off-again relationship. They were together late in 2011, but they had split up as of earlier this year.

H/T MSN Entertainment

Adam Scott the actor is starting to hate Adam Scott the golfer (Video)

Adam-Scott-actor-green-jacketThe Adam Scott who won the Masters on Sunday and captured his first career victory in a major is not the only well-known Adam Scott in the world. There is also Adam Scott the actor.

Some of you may know Adam Scott the actor from the TV series “Parks and Recreation,” while others may know him from his role as Derek (Will Ferrell’s brother) in the movie “Step Brothers.” In any event, Scott the actor made an appearance on “Conan” Monday night to discuss how he is getting sick of the Adam Scott jokes. My personal favorite:

“You know what’s way below par? Your acting.”

After what he accomplished at Augusta National, Adam Scott the golfer deserves all the credit he is getting. If Derek has to deal with a few insults along the way because of it, so be it.

Adam Scott sheds ‘choker’ label to capture Green Jacket at Masters

Adam-Scott-Green-JacketAdam Scott has been one of the most promising young golfers in the world since he turned pro in 2000. Prior to Sunday, he had eight wins on the PGA tour but had not captured a major victory. As a result, many had been quick to label the 32-year-old a “choker.”

Before the 2013 Masters, Scott struggled to hit the one or two big shots he needed to win a major. Never was that more evident than at the 2012 Open Championship, when Scott battled Ernie Els to the finish but came up just short. He was also the runner-up at the 2011 Masters and finished 8th last year. On Sunday, Scott showed us that the choker label was slapped on him far too early in his career.

Pressure? For starters, no Australian had ever won the Masters. This was a fact that everyone in the field was very aware of, with Australian legend Greg Norman — who is one of the greatest golfers to ever live — having come close but never getting it done. Entering the final round at Augusta National on Sunday, Scott and two other Aussies — Jason Day and Marc Leishman — were in a great position to capture a Green Jacket for their nation. Because of his history of coming up just short in majors, there wasn’t much optimism surrounding Scott.

As if the pressure of representing an entire country wasn’t enough, Scott also overcame some incredible circumstances at the end of the final round to hold off the far more experienced Angel Cabrera. Scott and Cabrera were tied at 8-under as Cabrera watched and waited from the fairway of the 18th while Scott lined up his birdie attempt. The Australian was able to control his nerves and roll it in, and for a few minutes it appeared that he had the tournament wrapped up.

That was until Cabrera stuck his approach shot a few feet from the pin. He sunk his tap-in birdie and forced extra holes. Both golfers parred the 18th (the first hole of the playoffs) in sudden death, but Scott bested Cabrera with a birdie on the 10th. It took another tricky 12-foot putt to seal the deal.

Simply put, you couldn’t have packed more pressure into a one-hour span if you tried. Scott had to get his emotions in check after thinking he had the Green Jacket won on the 18th of regulation and basically go out and win it again. Perhaps we are too hard on golfers who come up just short time and time again. Winning your first major — a Green Jacket — at age 32 isn’t exactly something to be ashamed of.

Adam Scott and Ana Ivanovic have reportedly split up

Pro golfer Adam Scott and tennis star Ana Ivanovic have reportedly broken up — again. The couple, which is frequently recognized as one of the best-looking duos in sports, has had an off-and-on relationship for the past several years. According to The Telegraph, it was turned off again toward the end of last year.

Scott typically traveled to watch Ivanovic compete when she was in his native country of Australia, but he was reportedly absent while she was competing in the Hopman Cup in Perth last week. One of Scott’s reps declined to comment on the status of his relationship with the Serbian beauty, but The Telegraph cited a source who said the split has to do with the struggles of maintaining a long-distance relationship.

“They are both constantly travelling … it was just a matter of geography in the end, really,” the source said.

Scott and Ivanovic got together several years ago before splitting in 2010. A little over a year ago, Scott admitted that the two had begun seeing each other again and said they could make their relationship work if they wanted it to. Now, he’ll likely have even more fans asking him for his number during golf tournaments this year.

Sports book refunding Adam Scott British Open bets because it was such a bad beat

Anyone who took the 40-to-1 odds on Adam Scott to win the British Open before last weekend must have been feeling great about their wager entering the final four holes of the tournament. Even if you put a measly 10 bucks down you probably would have already decided what you were going to do with your $400 when Scott had a four-shot lead over Ernie Els. As we know, Scott collapsed and Els came back to win. The good news for those who bet on Adam through SportsBettingOnline.ag is that the loss won’t cost them a thing.

As Geoff Shackelford pointed out, SportsBettingOnline announced Monday that they will be refunding any bets that were placed on Scott since he choked so badly.

“With so many of the favorites including (Tiger) Woods not cashing, it was a good day for sportsbooks,” head oddsmaker Dave Johnson said. “But that wasn’t the case for those who dropped money on Scott. We feel it’s our duty to refund the players for taking such a bad beat. His collapse was historic and we know the bettors who had him must feel as awful as he does.”

It’s still painful just to break even after thinking you had the bet wrapped up, but breaking even when you should have lost is a nice consolation prize. Heck, Scott even had his name stenciled on a medal for engraving. As Johnson mentioned, the sports books made plenty of money. Aside from this lucky gambler who made a fortune on him, not many bettors wagered on Els to win. Refunding people’s money is a smart PR move that gets people talking about the site.

H/T Eye on Golf
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