Even as the first Australian to earn the green jacket for his homeland, Adam Scott can’t help but look around at the competition he put in his rear-view mirror Sunday.
During an interview with "CBS This Morning" on Wednesday, Scott — who at age 32 stands 17 major championships behind Jack Nicklaus — says Tiger Woods, who has won 14 majors, will be the one to break Nicklaus’ record of 18.
"I absolutely believe he will," Scott said. "I have learned in my career, and I have played through his prime the whole time, which has been hard because he was so dominant, but I never doubt what he is capable of on a golf course. He’s just proven us all wrong so many times if you doubt him, and he’ll find a way to do it, for sure. I believe that.
". . . I don’t know if I’ll get to 18, but I would love to get another one some time."
Asked about being perhaps the world’s most eligible bachelor, he also divulged another statement that will open some eyes, even if not in a historical context: He’s involved and happy with a girlfriend named Marie.
"I am not single at all," he said. "I am very much in a relationship and very happy at the moment."
That will be news to Robert Mills, a producer for the "The Bachelor," who floated the idea on Twitter of Scott being the reality TV show’s next object of affection.