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Masters champion Adam Scott is a former world No. 1, so who is his coach?

Over an illustrious career, the Australian has reached double digits for wins on the PGA Tour and DP World Tour.

Combine that with a green jacket and multiple other wins arounds the world, it’s no wonder his swing has been idolised.

Regarded as one of the smoothest in the game, it hasn’t been without its ups and downs, so who has coached him throughout?

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Adam Scott’s coach

The man with swing responsibilities for Adam Scott is Brad Malone, a coach with links to his own family.

Malone, a professional golf coach from Hampshire, England, is Adam Scott’s brother-in-law.

When Scott was an up-and-coming talent in his native country, Malone moved there to live with his now-wife Casie, the golfer’s sister.

Shortly after turning professional in 2000, Scott had a long and successful relationship with iconic coach Butch Harmon, as the pair worked together before splitting in 2009.

Then during the back end of that year, Malone – who was introduced to golf by his grandfather – was asked to fill the void left by Harmon.

He told Australian Golf Digest: “Being in the golf profession, following Adam’s career was interesting for me and we spent quite a lot of time together, especially in Australia at the end of each season.

“We have since formed a close relationship; I feel I know what makes him tick, what his tendencies are and how to get the best out of him.”

After completing his PGA studies at Wentworth Golf Club in Surrey, Scott’s coach taught out of the Arundel Hills Country Club on the Gold Coast for a few years.

Scott was renowned for his ball striking and had just fallen out of the world’s top 50. That is when Malone stepped in to rectify Scott’s strongest attribute.

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Most notably, Scott went on to win the WGC Bridgestone Invitational in 2011, The Masters in 2013 and The Barclays the same year.

The pair split in 2016 and weeks later, Scott won in consecutive weeks, lifting titles at the Honda Classic and the WGC-Cadillac Championship.

“I don’t work with anyone on my swing,” the Queenslander said before the Honda.

“The plusses are pretty simple. I only argue with myself about it. I use my phone a lot more for videoing these days. That’s really about it at the moment.

“I try not to ask too many people little things because I think that can lead to problems.

“So, until I have some real issues, I’m just going to leave it that way and keep it as simple as I possibly can. I think that’s a nice way to be with the golf swing.”

However, that lasted two years as Scott struggled in 2018, plummeting to No. 76 in the OWGR, prompting swing coach changes.

In March 2018, he contacted George Gankas and took a couple of lessons from the coach at Bay Hill and Riviera, however it appears the relationship didn’t last that long.

As a result, he reunited with swing coach Malone later in the year.

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