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The definitive story of how Adam Scott broke the biggest hex on Australian sport by winning the 2013 U.S. Masters

Featuring exclusive interviews with Adam Scott, Scott's father Phil, Greg Norman, and every prominent Australian golfer from British Open champions from Peter Thomson and Ian Baker-Finch to Masters runner-up Jack Newton, all of whom tried and failed at Augusta, this is the definitive story of how Adam Scott broke the biggest hex on Australian sport. The most famous tournament of all, the U.S. Masters means a global TV audience of 150 million, a string of legendary winners—and a curse for Australian golfers. From Jim Ferrier blowing a huge lead in 1950 to Greg Norman's litany of disasters over decades, the Masters constantly turned its back on any Australian who looked likely to get close to the holy grail. Then came Adam Scott. As a boy he'd cried while watching Greg Norman's implosions. He became world junior champion, and Norman's protege. Come 2013, Scott found himself in the thick of an impossibly dramatic Masters. Three Australians fought for the lead. Only Scott made it to a sudden-death playoff. Finally Scott had what Norman never had: one putt to win the Masters.


Will Swanton and Brent Read are senior sports journalists for News Limited. Will Swanton is the author of Murderball and Some Day.