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Top 20 Golfers for 2013 Majors: No. 11 Adam Scott


They’re the cream of the major championship crop, circa 2013 — the Athlon Major Championship Dream Team. Leading up to The Masters, 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. 11: Adam Scott

Born: July 16, 1980, Adelaide, Australia | Career PGA Tour Wins:8 (8 on European Tour  |2012 Wins (Worldwide): 1| 2012 Earnings (PGA Tour): $2,899,557 (25th) World Ranking: 7

Brandel Chamblee's Take

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Scott has long had one of the most beautiful swings in the game, but for most of his career there was a sense he was underachieving, particularly in the majors, where prior to 2011 he had played 39 times and managed only four top 10s. In early 2011, however, he switched to the anchored putter, and he has finished in the top ten four times in the eight majors since, twice finishing second. He's still not a great putter but has the ability to drive the ball longer and straighter than anyone in golf.

Major Championship Résumé
Starts: 47
Wins: 0

2012 Performance:
Masters - T8
U.S. Open - T15
British Open - 2
PGA Championship - T11

Best Career Finishes: 
Masters - T2 (2011)
U.S. Open - T15 (2012)
British Open - 2 (2012)
PGA Championship - T3 (2006)
Top-10 Finishes: 8
Top-25 Finishes: 19
Missed Cuts: 15

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

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