Australians around the world celebrated after their countryman Adam Scott’s Masters golf victory – but in Fylde, a small part of his family was jumping for joy too.
On Sunday, Scott, 32, stood triumphant over a star-studded field at Augusta, Georgia, to capture the elusive green jacket – the first to be won by any Australian in the history of golf, and in doing so brought a smile to watching relatives in Freckleton.
Hazel Doleman, 66, of Preston Old Road, watched on anxiously with her husband Richard, 67, as Scott fought off former Masters champion Angel Cabrera to win at the second play-off hole, having tied with him at the end of 72 holes on nine under par.
Hazel’s cousin is Adam’s father Phil Scott and she said the family are still smiling after the result.
She added: “We are still on cloud nine. We stayed up and watched it all – we were so high after he won. It was wonderful. He is my first cousin once removed and my cousin is his dad Phil.
“We haven’t managed to speak to him yet but we have emailed him back and forth and congratulated him on the victory.”
Hazel added she and Richard celebrated with a non-alcoholic beer on Sunday – something of a family trait: “We don’t drink but celebrated with a few bottles of non-alcoholic lager. As for Phil, who also doesn’t drink, he celebrated with sparkling water and a cup of green tea!”