Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

More to Come from Scott, Says Mentor

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

More to Come from Scott, Says Mentor

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Byline: Steve Zemek

GOLF: Even after Adam ScottCOs notorious British Open meltdown, Headland Golf Club professional John VictorsenCOs faith in his former protegeCOs ability to break AustraliaCOs Masters drought never wavered.

While a chorus of Australians yesterday sang ScottCOs praises following his breakthrough victory at Augusta, VictorsenCOs voice was among the most spirited.

The win meant that little bit extra for Victorsen who watched Scott evolve from a promising youngster at Headland to world beater.

Victorsen was at Augusta for the first two days of the Masters last week and said he sensed Scott was about to produce something special.

C[pounds sterling]I went over there with my brother Mark and the pro from Bargara, Phil Curd. We walked into Augusta on Monday and wouldnCOt you know, the first person we saw was Adam Scott,C[yen] Victorsen told The Daily.

C[pounds sterling]I yelled out Cyhey Adam, itCOs John Victorsen from AustraliaCO. He said Cyhey Victo, good to see youCO.

C[pounds sterling]He was happy to have a talk and he said he was in good form and we spent a fair bit of time on the course and you could tell he was hitting it equally good as anyone else. He was just hitting it cleanly. You could just tell he was in rare form.C[yen]

Scott spent three years on the Sunshine Coast as a child while his father Phil helped establish Twin Waters Golf Club before moving to the Gold Coast.

In that time he played out of Headland and Twin Waters.

When Scott blew a four-stroke lead with four holes to play at last yearCOs British Open, some questioned whether he would ever have a better opportunity to win a major. …

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