Adam Scott’s name was already on British Open medal for tracing (Picture)

Anyone who was watching the final round of the British Open on Sunday likely thought Adam Scott had the major won through 14 holes. Scott had a four-shot lead over Ernie Els with only four holes remaining, but he bogeyed every one of them. Els, who finished before Scott, turned up the pressure with a great birdie putt on the 18th. The rest was history and Els wound up with the hardware.

As you can see from the photo above that @cjzero passed along, those of us who were watching the tournament at home weren’t the only ones who thought Scott had it under wraps. Scott’s name had already been written on the champion’s medal as a stencil for engraving. We’ve seen this before in golf back in January, when a giant check was prematurely made out to a golfer who blew a three-shot lead late in the final round. It may be an ancient cliche, but moments like this remind us that it ain’t over ’til it’s over.

Adam Scott nearly missed his tee time at AT&T National after oversleeping

Adam Scott did not shoot particularly well at the opening round of the AT&T National on Thursday, but all things considered he has to be pleased with his score. After oversleeping, he barely made it to the 10th hole (where he was scheduled to start) in time to avoid a two-stroke penalty or a disqualification. Scott had an 8:08 a.m. tee time and found himself scrambling when he woke up at 7:20 a.m. with a fairly long drive ahead of him.

“Luckily, I had ironed my clothes the night before,” Scott joked according to Golf.com.

Scott arrived at the course at 7:55 a.m., so obviously he had no time to warm up at the range before teeing off. He hit a lousy shot into the bunker with a 4-iron on the 10th hole — a hole some argue is the most difficult on the course — but was able to get up and down for par. He finished the day with a 75, which still has him above the projected cut line.

So how did this happen? Scott said the AT&T National gave all the players new phones as a gift, so he switched over from his old phone and instead used the new one for an alarm. Perhaps he should have consulted the owner’s manual.

“Obviously, it was a bit more complicated,” he said. “I don’t know if I didn’t hear it or if I didn’t set the alarm right.”

He may have had to go into his opening round ice cold, but Scott was luckier than Jim Furyk in that oversleeping didn’t cost him his spot in the tournament field. Maybe Adam is a better driver.

Adam Scott dating tennis beauty Ana Ivanovic

Photo credit: Allan Henry-US PRESSWIRE

Ana Ivanovic and Adam Scott Dating Again

There was a time when Ana Ivanovic was the hottest thing on the women’s tennis tour. That was back in 2007 and 2008 when she reached the semifinals of four of five majors. Since then, she hasn’t made it past the round of 16 in grand slams and she’s become mostly forgotten. Well, she’s been forgotten by everyone except Adam Scott.

The golfer told a Norwegiean site that he and Ivanovic are starting to date again after breaking up last year. Here’s a Google translation of his comments:

Scott has just taken up the relationship with the Serbian tennis star Ana Ivanovic. The pair broke each other a year ago.

“Ana and I have just begun to see each other again,” reveals Scott. “We have found a way to get it working well on. The past has taught me is that if you want anything to work, you’ll get it to work. Without problems.

“Ana is an amazing person. She is the most caring I have ever met. It is rare to meet such people, especially when they are in the position she is.”

Scott reveals that Ana Ivanovic is very down to earth and pleasant to be around. At the same time, she has a great sense of humor and is great fun. “Sometimes it’s hard for me to keep up with her.”

Well good luck to both of them. Let’s hope this is a winning formula for Ana who is still trying to regain her form. The good news is she’s at least 20th in the rankings. The bad news is she’s still far from looking like an elite player.

via Busted Racquet

Steve Williams Says Adam Scott’s Win Was Best of His Life

Steve Williams was dumped as Tiger Woods’ longtime caddie recently and did not take it well. The New Zealand native is in competition with Tiger, and made it a point to tell the public how much he enjoyed his week on the bag for Adam Scott at the Bridgestone Invitational. Check out this interview he gave following Scott’s win:

Williams also revealed some more details regarding his recent split with Woods.

“He just called me up when I asked him to go and caddie for Adam, and he didn’t agree with it, and thought it was time to take a break,” Williams said. “In caddie lingo, that means you’re fired, simple as that.

“I was absolutely shocked that I got the boot to be honest with you. I’ve caddied for the guy for 11 years, I’ve been incredibly loyal to the guy and I got short shifted. Very disappointed.”

It’s hard to present much commentary on the firing without knowing Tiger’s reasons for the split. What we do know is that Stevie is going out of his way to tell the world how much more he’s enjoying his time with Scott. That comes across as somewhat, I don’t know, petty. Reminds me a lot of this guy, and that’s never a good thing.