Why Adam Scott got off a plane to join a fellow pro’s celebration

Adam Scott was about to leave the country when Geoff Ogilvy won the US Open at Winged Foot.

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Imagine sitting on a plane, about to board a transatlantic flight. You check your phone, just before you have to turn it off, and you find that your boyfriend just won the US Open and wants you to come celebrate with him.

You know how to get off that plane, don’t you?

That’s exactly what Adam Scott did in 2006 when fellow Aussie Geoff Ogilvy won at Winged Foot.

Scott told GOLF’s Subpar co-hosts Colt Knost and Drew Stoltz on this week’s podcast that he wasn’t even sure Ogilvy was in the running.

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“So we’re done [the tournament] and I don’t know where I ended up, but not close to winning,” Scott said. “And, you know, Geoff… Geoff was right up there, but he didn’t necessarily look like he was winning either. There were so many people in front of him.

Scott was actually invited to fly with Ernie Els, which probably deserves a story of his own at some point.

“He invited me back to London, which is sometimes dangerous,” Scott said of his flight with the “Big Easy”.

Ogilvy started the first final round behind the lead and Phil Mickelson and Collin looked destined for a playoff, but as many know that didn’t happen, and Ogilvy was the last man standing at five points.

Scott wanted to be there with him.

“I thought, man, you know, we played junior golf, amateur golf, and basically I followed him to Europe and then I came to America,” Scott said. “My mates just won the US Open. I think I have to go back and celebrate with him.

“I didn’t know who he had with him this week or who was around. So I thought, I will definitely come back. So that’s it. I took my bags and headed back to the golf course. I met him at the golf course and of course, you know, I’m confused. He had a lot to do on the golf course after winning the US Open.

Scott ended up waiting with Ogilvy’s caddy at the hotel for the champ to finish his front responsibilities and join them.

“Wasn’t it like the lobby of the Hampton Inn?” asked Stoltz. “And like you said, you were drinking like random golf fans walking around like, ‘Holy s—, it’s Geoff Ogilvy and Adam Scott.'”

“It was like the Marriott in White Plains or something,” Scott said with a laugh. “And yes, there were tons of chances there at the end and the trophy had just been given out.”

You can listen to Scott’s entire Subpar appearance below, in which he talks about the Presidents Cup, his career, where his family lives now and more.

Jack Hirs

Golf.com Editor

Jack Hirsh is Associate Editor at GOLF. A Pennsylvania native, Jack graduated in 2020 from Penn State University and earned degrees in broadcast journalism and political science. He was captain of his high school golf team and still tries to stay competitive among local amateurs. Prior to joining GOLF, Jack spent two years working at a TV station in Bend, Oregon, primarily as a media journalist/reporter, but also producing, anchoring and even presenting the weather forecast. He can be contacted at [email protected]