Scott named top Aussie golfer

Tuesday, 13 December 2011 00:00 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

Adam Scott has edged out Jason Day to win the Australian Golf Digest player of the year award.

The Queenslander’s season was highlighted by a stunning win at the WGC’s Bridgestone International, leading the Ohio tournament from start to finish.

This was in addition to a dramatic final round of 67 at the Masters which allowed him to tie for second, alongside Day, two shots behind South African winner Charl Schwartzel.

“Wholesale changes to his putter, caddie, swing and, most importantly, mindset have sparked a career-defining season for Adam,” said Australian Golf Digest editor Steve Keipert.

“If nothing else, 2011 will go down as the year Scott made his biggest steps yet en route to reaching his undeniable potential.”

A resurgent Karrie Webb is rewarded for a fine season by scooping the female award for the 13th time.

The 37-year-old had a stellar year, winning the HSBC Women’s Champions event in Singapore and the RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup in Arizona.