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Greg Norman: Adam Scott can go on to dominate the majors now

Adam Scott wins the US Masters Close

Adam Scott of Australia celebrates winning the 2013 Masters golf tournament on the second playoff hole at the Augusta National Golf Club in August

Adam Scott of Australia celebrates winning the 2013 Masters golf tournament on the second playoff hole at the Augusta National Golf Club in August

Adam Scott and his caddie Steve Williams reacts to his putt dropping on the second hole of a playoff to win the Masters golf tournament

Adam Scott and his caddie Steve Williams reacts to his putt dropping on the second hole of a playoff to win the Masters golf tournament

Adam Scott celebrates winning the Masters on the second playoff hole with caddie Steve Williams

Adam Scott celebrates winning the Masters on the second playoff hole with caddie Steve Williams

Adam Scott celebrates winning the Masters on the second playoff hole with caddie Steve Williams

Adam Scott celebrates winning the Masters on the second playoff hole with caddie Steve Williams

Adam Scott hugs Angel Cabrera after the Australian sealed his win

Adam Scott hugs Angel Cabrera after the Australian sealed his win

Adam Scott receives his green jacket from 2012 champion Bubba Watson

Adam Scott receives his green jacket from 2012 champion Bubba Watson

Adam Scott receives his green jacket from 2012 champion Bubba Watson

Adam Scott receives his green jacket from 2012 champion Bubba Watson

Adam Scott celebrates with his green jacket

Adam Scott celebrates with his green jacket

Guan Tianlang of China holds the trophy he was awarded for low amateur

Guan Tianlang of China holds the trophy he was awarded for low amateur

Adam Scott celebrates sinking a birdie putt on the 18th green with caddie Steve Williams

Adam Scott celebrates sinking a birdie putt on the 18th green with caddie Steve Williams

Adam Scott celebrates sinking a birdie putt on the 18th green during final round play

Adam Scott celebrates sinking a birdie putt on the 18th green during final round play

Angel Cabrera of Argentina flips his putter after missing a birdie putt on the second playoff hole

Angel Cabrera of Argentina flips his putter after missing a birdie putt on the second playoff hole

Angel Cabrera tosses his putter in the air after he misses his birdie putt on the second playoff hole

Angel Cabrera tosses his putter in the air after he misses his birdie putt on the second playoff hole

Adam Scott sinks a birdie putt on the 18th green during final round play

Adam Scott sinks a birdie putt on the 18th green during final round play

Angel Cabrera hold up his ball after sinking a birdie putt on the 18th green during final round play

Angel Cabrera hold up his ball after sinking a birdie putt on the 18th green during final round play

Spectators watch from under umbrellas during final round play

Spectators watch from under umbrellas during final round play

Tiger Woods tips his cap after putting out on the 18th hole during the fourth round of the Masters golf tournament

Tiger Woods tips his cap after putting out on the 18th hole during the fourth round of the Masters golf tournament

Jason Day of Australia holds up his ball after sinking a birdie putt on the 13th green

Jason Day of Australia holds up his ball after sinking a birdie putt on the 13th green

Brandt Snedeker of the US reacts after missing a birdie putt on the ninth hole

Brandt Snedeker of the US reacts after missing a birdie putt on the ninth hole

Skier Lindsey Vonn (R), girlfriend of Tiger Woods, walks with her physical therapist Lindsay Winninger (L) as they follow him during final round play

Skier Lindsey Vonn (R), girlfriend of Tiger Woods, walks with her physical therapist Lindsay Winninger (L) as they follow him during final round play

Tiger Woods lines up a putt on the eighth green

Tiger Woods lines up a putt on the eighth green

Adam Scott of Australia hits his tee shot on the third hole

Adam Scott of Australia hits his tee shot on the third hole

Jason Day hits from behind a tree on the ninth hole

Jason Day hits from behind a tree on the ninth hole

Brandt Snedeker chats with Angel Cabrera as they walk down the second fairway during the fourth round

Brandt Snedeker chats with Angel Cabrera as they walk down the second fairway during the fourth round

Angel Cabrera grimaces after sinking a birdie putt on the second green

Angel Cabrera grimaces after sinking a birdie putt on the second green

Tiger Woods walks out of the bushes after hitting out of the rough off the second fairway

Tiger Woods walks out of the bushes after hitting out of the rough off the second fairway

Rory McIlroy reacts after he hits a shot on the first hole

Rory McIlroy reacts after he hits a shot on the first hole

 Rory McIlroy hits a shot on the first hole

Rory McIlroy hits a shot on the first hole

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Adam Scott of Australia celebrates winning the 2013 Masters golf tournament on the second playoff hole at the Augusta National Golf Club in August

FORMER world number one Greg Norman believes fellow Australian Adam Scott can use his Masters victory to propel his career to even greater heights.

Scott saw off Angel Cabrera with a birdie at the second hole of a sudden-death play-off on Sunday night to become the first Australian to claim the Green Jacket.

Following his victory, Scott said he would seek out Norman for a beer to discuss his triumph, and the two-time Open champion believes his countryman can now follow in his footsteps by claiming more major titles.

He said in a statement: "Adam is a great player and I'm confident this victory will catapult him to win more majors. It will not surprise me if he wins more major championships than any other Australian golfer in history.

"Adam's an incredible competitor. He's not a guy that wants to sit back and relax and rest on his laurels. He has incredible fire within his system. And a victory like this is going to give him tremendous confidence as he moves forward in his career."

It was a good week for the Australians at Augusta with Jason Day and Marc Leishman both finishing in the top five and Norman, who finished as a runner-up for the Masters title three times, believes the performances have provided a huge fillip for golf Down Under.

"I was very proud of all of the Aussies today," he said.

"It gave me so much pride to look up at the leaderboard and see three Aussie flags on there, and I was on the edge of my seat all afternoon watching the Masters."

Scott was quick to hail the influence of Norman in the aftermath of his victory, and was hoping to arrange a meeting with the man who he described as an 'icon'.

"A phone conversation's not going to do it, we're very close," he said. "I would love to share a beer with him and talk through it all."

He added: "Australia's a proud sporting nation and this was one notch on the belt that we'd never got. It's amazing that it's come down to me today, Marc and Jason Day, it could have been any of us.

"But there was one guy that inspired a nation of golfers and that's Greg Norman. He's been incredible to me and all the young golfers in Australia and part of this definitely belongs to him.

"Anyone near to my age, he was the best player in the world, an icon. Everything about the way he handled himself was incredible.

"He was a role model and he has devoted so much time to myself and other Australian players who came after him. He is incredibly generous.

"Most of us feel he could have slipped a green jacket on for sure."

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