First things first — sorry, ladies (and gents), Adam Scott is officially off the market. Following a five-under 67 in the second round of The Players Championship, Scott revealed he got married on April 17th to his longtime girlfriend, Marie Kojzar, in a backyard wedding at his home in the Bahamas.
There was no official engagement, rather the couple decided to jump into marriage. (After all, they’ve been together for years.) Only a few friends and family attended the nuptials.
“We just decided to get on with it, we’ve known each other long enough, let’s go and jump right in the deep end.
“It was just our family and a few friends and obviously there are a lot of people we would have liked to have had there who weren’t but we decided to have a very low key affair.
“It was more about not building it up into something too big that may have gotten out of hand but it was a fun event for everyone who was there and hopefully we will have fun celebrating with other friends when we catch up with them.”
Scott said the bride donned a “non-traditional” dress, while he wore a suit with a bowtie.
“She doesn’t need a traditional wedding dress to look so beautiful. We dressed up a little bit but it was still in the backyard,” he said, smiling.
Meanwhile, Scott has the chance to surpass the injured Tiger Woods as the world no. 1 player if he finishes 16th or better at The Players this week. However, had he stayed at home and not played, Scott would’ve automatically overtaken Woods.
Following an opening five-over 77 on Thursday, Scott fought back to post a five-under 67 to get back to even par for the tournament in the second round.
“I don’t think I played that much better to be honest,” Scott said. “My putting is not that great. My feel is just way off at the moment. Anything outside 10 feet or even closer, six feet, just don’t have a good chance.
“So I’ve got to hit a few good shots here and there to get a good chance. Hopefully today is good enough to play another couple days, otherwise it’ll be disappointing.”
Scott’s game hasn’t been bad, but his lag putting has been poor, which has quashed his momentum. On Friday, it hurt him on the 18th, his 9th hole of the day.
“Even today I was 4-under through eight holes and 30 feet away on 18 and three-putt, and it’s a big momentum killer because 4-under through that nine you’re looking good, and get a quick start on 1 and 2 the next nine, you could be shooting a really low score out here,” said Scott. “All of a sudden I’m putting it in reverse again. Just need to sharpen that up. That’s the only thing that I’m going to be really critical on my game with. Everything else is kind of falling into place where I want it and is up to par, but I’d like to get my feel back.”
With the afternoon wave still on the course, Scott is one shot outside of the cut line.