Golfer Adam Scott just made a 76-year-old retiree’s dream come true
Adam Scott may have just solidified his position as the nicest man in golf.
The professional golfer recently made a 76-year-old’s dream come true, by reaching out to him while the world self-isolates due to COVID-19.
Ross Campbell is a retiree suffering from brain tumours which makes him confused. One side effect, Campbell is convinced that Scott is his best mate – and that the pair hit the greens every weekend.
He even thinks the pair swap golfing tips and go for drinks following 18-holes.
At the request of Mr Campbell’s wife, Scott and Campbell recently shared a phone call. According to his family, Scott also deflected several questions about why they hadn’t played a game of golf in a while.
The Campbell family are currently sheltering at their son’s 32-acre property from the coronavirus pandemic.
“Ross thinks a shed on the property is the Riverside Oaks club house and he talks about Adam all the time, waiting for Adam’s call to play a round of golf,” said his wife Pam, to The Age Australia.
As Mr Campbell’s condition worsened, his daughter made contact with Adam via social media. Adam agreed to a phone call, and settled in for a chat.
“He’s always loved Adam Scott,” said Pam, “particularly because he is Australian.
“But the brain and lung cancers have caused him to believe they play regularly together.
“Adam sent him a video, showing him winning his trophy at the Masters in 2013.”
Adam Scott is widely regarded as one of the nicer players on the PGA Tour. While other professional golfers are generally stone-faced while trekking the greens, Scott jokes around and always has a smile on his face.
Before the coronavirus had affected world sport, Scott won the Genesis Invitational at the Riviera Club – his first victory on the PGA Tour in nearly four years.
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