Here are two types of people in golf: those who have a crush on Adam Scott and those who want to be him — at least for one MTV Spring Break Cancun trip. Scott, 25, is ranked seventh in the world at the moment, and what is, like, waaaaaaaay cooler, is that he'sgolf's reigning matinee idol. From appearing on Esquire's best-dressed list to being the headlining hunk on Internet message boards where young girls declare their undying love for him, Scott, like Tiger before him, is ushering new fans to the game, albeit ones with Britney Spears CDs and freshly minted driver's permits.
Beyond his pin-up appeal, Scott's been coming into his game this year. He shot a 6-under 65 to win the Singapore Open in September, notched a victory at the Nissan Open and tied for second at the Booz Allen Classic. Scott's now making a play for consistency and hoping the result will be a few majors in his tailored Burberry pockets. Plus he's 13th on the money list, so now — as if the looks, youth and talent trifecta isn't enough — he also can pay cash for the entire block you live on.
Another broken heart. Do you still have a steady girlfriend?
Are you comfortable with all the attention you receive from your female admirers?
Will you do a pin-up calendar like the LPGA's Natalie Gulbis?
What did Marie think of that?
What's the most memorable request or comment from a female fan? Some can get pretty brazen.
Tell me about it. Fred Couples told me he's received some interesting mail from the ladies.
And how'd that turn out?
Was she one of those brazen older ladies?
What's the best Tour stop for the ladies?
Who's a bigger flirt, you or Sergio?
Who's a better closer?
Let's say you're both single.
Switching gears. Burberry is pretty high-end for golf togs. How many suits do you own?
Anything you'd change about yourself?
Do you lack the killer instinct to win a major?
Perilous finish — what's the most dangerous thing you've ever done?
You still live in London?
You've hung out at your mentor Greg Norman's place in Florida. What's the best advice he has given you?
And now, groomed and ready for everything, what are your goals?
What are the benefits of playing in the U.S. versus Europe?
Have you ever played for your own cash?
It wasn't Norman, was it?
Did he used to play for the Chicago Bulls?
Your fame would go off the charts if you won a major, but with the exception of a top-10 at The Masters you've been strangely quiet in them.
If you could steal part of another player's game, what would it be?
Tiger goes on and on about how many miles he does. Do you run?
You came on Tour with another Aussie, Aaron Baddeley. Are you surprised he hasn't won yet?
People in the media tried really hard to gin up a rivalry between you and Aaron, but it didn't work, did it?
You're still tight with another Australian, Geoff Ogilvy?
Besides you, which Australian is most likely to win a major?
Would you change anything you've done over the last 10 years?
Did you tell coach Dwaine Knight?
It all worked out pretty well.
You were just in it for the gambling.