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Adam Scott visits Home Professional Golfer Adam Scott visited Adelaide Oval on Thursday Night
I was excited to come down and watch Eddie (Betts) play and he hasn’t disappointed
Adam Scott

Professional golfer Adam Scott had one night in Adelaide last week and headed straight to the footy.

Born in South Australia, Scott is a Crows Ambassador and lifelong fan, but spends most of his time overseas playing on the PGA Tour.

The Masters Champion generally only returns to Australia in the summer months, but the birth of his second child brought him home a little earlier this year.

Scott and wife Marie Kojzar welcomed a son, Byron, in August. The couple also has a daughter, Bo.

Last Thursday, Scott took a break from daddy duties and made a whirlwind trip to Adelaide from Queensland, where his family relocated when he was in primary school.

He only arrived in the early evening and flew out the next day, spending the waking hours in between at Adelaide Oval with father and fellow avid Crows supporter Phil.

Scott said it was the first AFL game he’d watched live in more than a decade.

“Unfortunately, my (golf) season clashes completely with the footy season but I follow from afar,” he said.

“I got to sneak out and (take) a night off nappy changing to come and watch the guys play.

“I’m really happy to take in the atmosphere here at Adelaide Oval. It’s my first time to watch footy at Adelaide Oval since I was about six-years-old.

“I was excited to come down and watch Eddie (Betts) play and he hasn’t disappointed. I’ve met ‘Tex’ (Taylor Walker) before and he’s obviously been a great leader.

“They’ve had a great season, so now is their chance to really become legends in the next few weeks.”

Crows Taylor Walker and Brent Reilly meet Adam Scott at the Australian Masters in 2013 

The former World No.1 golfer said football was his first sporting love as a child.

“I played some footy when I was really young. I like to think that I was pretty good, but I was probably not!” he said.

“I played Under-6 and Under-7s here in Adelaide and a little bit in Queensland too, but then I ended up picking golf.”

Scott, who has already played in one tournament since Byron’s birth, said the family was doing well.

“We could not be happier now with both a daughter and a son,” he said.

“He (Byron) has been fantastic for us and everything is going really well.

“Hopefully soon he’ll be watching some footy with me.”