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Top 20 Golfers for 2012 Majors: No. 6 Adam Scott


They’re the cream of the major championship crop, circa 2012 — the Athlon Major Championship Dream Team. Throughout the month of March, we'll be unveiling Athlon Sports’ 20 players to watch for majors season, with commentary on each from the Golf Channel’s Brandel Chamblee.

No. 6:Adam Scott

Born: July 16, 1980, Adelaide, Australia | Career PGA Tour Wins: 8 (8 on European Tour)|2011 Wins (Worldwide): 1| 2011 Earnings (PGA Tour): $3,764,797 World Ranking: 9

Brandel Chamblee's Take:

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While Keegan Bradley was the first player in history to win a major with an anchored or “belly” putter, it was Adam Scott’s success with the controversial club that got everyone’s attention. His best-ever finish in a major came at the 2011 Masters due primarily to the fact that he averaged fewer than 28 putts a round for the first time in his career at Augusta National. 

Ranked sixth in the world at the beginning of this year, Scott possesses a rare combination of power and accuracy, and his ranking of second in the PGA Tour’s All Around category in 2011 speaks to his complete game.

Major Championship Résumé
Starts: 43
Wins: 0

2011 Performance:
Masters - T2
U.S. Open - Cut
British Open - T25
PGA Championship - 7

Best Career Finishes: 
Masters - T2 (2011)
U.S. Open - T21 (2006)
British Open - T8 (2006)
PGA Championship - T3 (2006)
Top-10 Finishes: 6
Top-25 Finishes: 15
Missed Cuts: 15

—Brandel Chamblee is lead analyst for the Golf Channel. Be sure to follow him @ChambleeBrandel on Twitter.