HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – Sometime between the buzz of non-stop text messages and e-mails on Sunday night, Masters champion Adam Scott took a moment to send his own text.
“I know you’re disappointed, but you showed a lot of class,” Scott wrote to fellow Aussie Jason Day, who held a share of the lead through 69 holes until he bogeyed two of his last three to finish alone in third place and two strokes out of a playoff won by Scott.
Day texted Scott back, “I’m glad it was you to be the first. It goes down in history forever, mate.”
Scott and Day vied to become the first Australian to win a green jacket at the 2011 Masters when they tied for second, and Day lingered in the player’s locker room late Sunday to watch the playoff and cheer for his friend.
Scott also took time to take a call from Ernie Els, who clipped the Australian by a stroke to win last year’s British Open.
“We’d both had quite a few beers when we spoke … so, it was a happy conversation,” Els smiled.