Australian golfer Adam Scott has been honored for breaking one of the biggest hoodoos in the sporting history of the country, becoming the first golfer to win the Masters title in over 77 years and in honor of his achievement, the Sport Australia Hall of Fame has conferred him with The Don award, the highest award for sporting excellence in the country.
He also became the first golfer to claim the prestigious award in its history and his performance at the Augusta National back in April where he claimed the title with a thrilling victory in the playoff rounds has been hailed as one of the biggest sporting achievements in the history of the country as well.
The selection committee of the Sport Australia Hall of Fame unanimously selected the performance as the winner of The Don award for 2013, which celebrates an athlete whose performances inspire the nation the most in the preceding twelve months.
Adam Scott wasn’t able to attend the award ceremony due to his commitments with the Tour but he spoke at the ceremony via video call and he stated that he was humbled as well as honored at being conferred with the award. He also admitted he is humbled at joining some of the greatest sporting champions in the country’s history who have been given the award before him.
He also thanked the Sport Australia Hall of Fame for considering him worthy enough to be awarded The Don and also congratulated the other finalists on their achievements.
Adam Scott will return home in the next month to take part in a string of events including the Australian Masters, the Australian Open, the Australian PGA as well as the World Cup which will tee off at the Royal Melbourne Golf Course in November and December this year.