Masters champ Scott named in Queen’s Birthday honours

Indelibly etched in the golfing minds of every Australian, the 2013 Masters champion, Adam Scott, has now been named a Member of the Order of Australia in the annual Queen’s Birthday Honours list for his services to golf.

The 41-year-old has won 14 PGA Tour titles included the “fifth major”, the Players Championship in 2004, as part of a total 31 worldwide victories since turning pro in 2000.

Adam Scott Adam Scott soaks up his 2013 Masters win (Credit: PGA Tour)

“Following Her Majesty The Queen’s historic Platinum Jubilee last week, earning a place on this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List will no doubt have extra significance for the 119 Queensland recipients,” said Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk.

“The latest honourees include dedicated health leaders and public servants, gifted athletes and authors, passionate advocates for veterans and people with a disability, and tireless community volunteers.”

“Importantly, all were nominated by members of the public and I’m delighted their service, talent, loyalty and perseverance has been recognised with a place in the 2022 Queen’s Birthday Honours.”

Scott, a former World No.1, joins six other Aussies in the field this week at the Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts, for the 122nd US Open where Jon Rahm will be defending the title he won over by a stroke over Louis Oosthuizen.