In his rookie year, Scott enjoyed tremendous success with a win and a third-place showing in 28 starts.
Competing on a sponsor exemption, he notched his career-best PGA TOUR finish with a solo third at the Transitions Championship. Vaulted into contention with a 5-under 66 in the third round, which featured a hole-in-one on No. 8 with a 6-iron from 214 yards, the first of his career in competition. Fired a career-low 66 in the first and third rounds.
2010: Played his rookie season on the Nationwide Tour, finishing No. 53 on the official money list. Made five of his first eight cuts. Posted his first top-10 finish at the BMW Charity Pro-Am, the ninth event of the year, finishing T7. Fired four rounds in the 60s, including a final-round 63. Prior to that week, his best score of the year was a 68.
Recorded his second top-10 finish six starts later, at the Chiquita Classic. Shot four rounds in the 60s, including a third-round 65 and final-round-67 to T5.
Added a T7 at the Cox Classic, where his third-round 67 included a 7-under 29 on the back nine. One of eight players to miss earning PGA TOUR status for 2010 by a stroke at the 2009 PGA TOUR Qualifying Tournament. 2008: Finished T14 at the Chattanooga Classic, where he posted opening scores of 64-62 and was one shot off the 36-hole lead of Webb Simpson. His 126 score is tied for the third-lowest opening-36 hole score in Nationwide Tour history. Weekend rounds of 73-76 dropped him down the leaderboard.
Played on both NGA Hooters Tour and the Tarheel Tour in 2008-09.
Made the cut in 11 of 14 starts on the Hooters Tour in 2009 with nine top-25 finishes. Amateur: Two-time Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year. Won seven collegiate events. Was an All-America in 2006. Named to the dean’s list four years.
Was named all-state in golf during his high school days at Oak Ridge High.