Scott wins Hyundai You Pair the ProsJanuary 02, 2014
KAPALUA, Maui, Hawaii – Fans from around the world have voted, and 2013 Masters champion Adam Scott has been chosen to play with Hyundai Tournament of Champions defending champion Dustin Johnson in the first round of the 2014 event, taking place Jan. 3-6 on The Plantation Course at Kapalua.
Fans voted for Scott as part of the Hyundai You Pair the Pros program that ran from Dec. 17-30 on PGATOUR.com’s Social Hub. Fans had the choice to vote for which player they wanted to see paired with Dustin Johnson in the first round of the tournament, and could choose from 2013 Masters champion Adam Scott; 2012 FedExCup champion Brandt Snedeker; or six-time PGA TOUR winner Matt Kuchar.
The Hyundai Tournament of Champions is the first PGA TOUR event to give fans the opportunity to vote for a pairing, and Scott received 48 percent of the votes. Scott and Johnson will tee it up together on Friday, Jan. 3; this is the 19th time the two have been paired together. Both Scott and Johnson average a 70 when paired together, Scott at 70.17 and Johnson at 70.50.
“As the first PGA TOUR tournament to allow fans to choose the featured group, they made an excellent choice pairing Dustin Johnson with Masters champion Adam Scott,” said Steve Shannon, vice president, Marketing, Hyundai Motor America. “We had a great response to the Hyundai You Pair the Pros program and we hope to continue creating a social connection with golf fans throughout the tournament week and beyond.”
Scott’s playoff victory over Angel Cabrera at The Masters in April 2013 made history, as he became the first Australian to win the tournament. Scott’s year also included a victory at the first FedExCup Playoffs event, The Barclays, and six top-10 finishes on the PGA TOUR. Scott also enjoyed success in his native Australia when he returned this fall and won the Australian PGA Championship as well as the Talisker Masters.
Johnson also collected six top-10 finishes on TOUR during the 2013 season, including a win at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions to kick off his 2013 season. In November, Johnson won his eighth PGA TOUR event at the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions to start the 2013-14 season, making him the first player since Tiger Woods to win in seven consecutive seasons straight out of college (2008-current).