Adam Scott of Australia celebrates his birdie putt on the 18th hole that saw him win the 2013 Masters. Photo: EPA Adam Scott of Australia celebrates his birdie putt on the 18th hole that saw him win the 2013 Masters. Photo: EPA
Adam Scott of Australia celebrates his birdie putt on the 18th hole that saw him win the 2013 Masters. Photo: EPA
Tim Noonan
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Tim Noonan

Gracious in defeat yet humble in victory: Adam Scott and Jason Day are the epitome of sporting gentlemen

Pair of amiable golfers, who have shown poise on the international stage when they have lost or won, shatter assumptions of brash Aussie athletes

Adam Scott of Australia celebrates his birdie putt on the 18th hole that saw him win the 2013 Masters. Photo: EPA Adam Scott of Australia celebrates his birdie putt on the 18th hole that saw him win the 2013 Masters. Photo: EPA
Adam Scott of Australia celebrates his birdie putt on the 18th hole that saw him win the 2013 Masters. Photo: EPA
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Tim Noonan

Tim Noonan

Tim Noonan has been crafting uniquely provocative columns for the SCMP and SMP for more than a decade. A native of Canada, he has over 20 years’ experience in Asia and has been a regular contributor to a number of prominent publications, including Time magazine, Forbes, The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune and The Independent.