Adam 'Sc-Hot' was the subject of my weekly Hot List just a few weeks ago and his victory at the Masters puts him right back at No. 1 on this week's breakdown of what is all the rage in world of golf. It's not just his looks that have TV producers itching for more Scott, his fellow Australians are pumped to see him at the top of his game as well.
1. Adam Scott: Scott's Sunday heroics seem more akin to a fairytale where the handsome prince takes down the dragon guarding the castle as he dueled the grizzled veteran Angel Cabrera down the stretch at Augusta. The soft spoken Aussie has long been the heartthrob on the PGA Tour and “The Bachelor” producer Robert Mills took notice on Twitter, tweeting he'd like to have the 32-year-old Scott as the next Bachelor. But before you ladies start filling out applications for a rose, Scott told Gayle King on 'CBS This Morning' that he is in a relationship, so you'll have to settle for watching him on the golf course.
2. Inbee Park: Congrats to the new World No. 1 as she ascends to the top spot in the rankings with her win at the Kraft Nabisco Championship. Stacy Lewis dropped to second while Yani Tseng remains No. 3. Park may not hold the honor for long, a new No. 1 could emerge following this week's Lotte Championship at Ko Olina Golf Club in Oahu, Hawaii.
3. The Rule Book: It certainly took some heat this week with the Tiger ruling following his Friday round and improper drop. Was the rule clear? Was the consequence applied properly? Should Tiger have been DQ’d or taken himself voluntarily out of the competition? Another major, lots of eyes on golf, and another controversial ruling that could have affected the outcome.
4. Thorbjorn Olsen: Following his T6 at the Masters the Dane earned enough to accept special temporary status on the PGA Tour. Look for him at the Zurich Classic, The Players, U.S. Open, British Open, PGA Championship and WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, with more appearances in the works.
5. Harbour Town: As if the annual stop in Hilton Head needs more people to be a party, the traditional 132-player field has increased to 144 players due to the shortened PGA Tour season this year.
6. Golf Commentating: With the passing of Pat Summerall, his influence on golf and sports broadcasting has been spotlighted this week. CBS Sports' Jim Nantz weighed in, as did Verne Lundquist. His absence is felt by sports fans across the nation but his legacy endures.
7. Lagardere Unlimited: The sports management company Lagardere Unlimited that represents Phil Mickelson, Keegan Bradley and Nick Watney is reportedly looking to acquire Excel Sports Management whose top athletes include Tiger Woods and Matt Kuchar. Now that'd be a coup!
8. Steve Williams: Tiger's former caddie gets a major looping for Adam Scott before Tiger does. Surprising? No question this may make one particular person a little hot under the collar.
9. Australian Golf: After 76 attempts at a green jacket, Scott is the one who will undoubtedly bring an Australian Barbie to the annual Champions Dinner at Augusta National. It was a victory cheered by all who share his nationality, including Marc Leishman, who played alongside Scott on Sunday. He said he didn't even realize he fist-pumped when Scott sank the putt on 18 in regulation until he saw a photo that captured the historic moment.
10. RBC Heritage Field: From two-time champion Boo Weekley, who comes in with momentum on his side after his runner-up finish in Tampa, to Brandt Snedeker, the 2011 champion who finished T6 in Augusta, to Jason Day, who finished solo third down off Magnolia Lane, this will be a week for rejuvenation as well as heated competition.