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Cowabunga Adam! Scott makes waves in Korea

2017-10-18 14:49
Adam Scott (AFP)

Jeju - Self-confessed surfing nut Adam Scott revealed on Wednesday that he couldn't resist taking to Jeju Island's waves this week while preparing for golf's CJ Cup.

While most of his rivals in the 78-man field were practising on the course for the PGA Tour's first event in South Korea, the Australian sneaked off for a couple of hours at the southern island's famous Jungmun beach.

"I was lucky enough to get down to the beach the other day and took the opportunity while I was there to run out and try and catch a couple of waves," golf's former world No 1 told reporters.

"I think I was an hour or two late. The tide was heading back out or coming in, or something. It wasn't quite as good as when I was watching from afar but maybe that's just my luck."

But the 2013 Masters champion said it was still one to tick off his bucket list.

"It's something I love to do away from golf and even to say I've surfed for one hour in Korea is a story for me to tell to my surfing buddies back at home," he said.

"It's really fun to be able to say I've surfed in Korea. I'd like to go again but I don't think it's going to happen this trip."

Ten of the world's top 30 will tee off on Jeju Island on Thursday in the second event of a three-week swing as the PGA Tour spreads its wings further into Asia.

World No 4 and PGA Champion Justin Thomas is the top-ranked player at the par-72 Nine Bridges course for an event which carries a first prize of $1.665 million as part of a massive $9.25 million purse.

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