PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Adam Scott's wedding was so secret that not even his guests knew about it.
One day after the former Masters champion revealed he married Swedish architect Marie Kojzar in the Bahamas, he shared a few details about how he kept the wedding a surprise — and how he managed to go three months before anyone found out.
The parents were aware, and not many more.
U.S. Open champion Justin Rose, one of his best friends, was invited to a party but didn't attend. He didn't know it was a wedding.
"We just said we were having a party, so come on over," Scott said. "So then they had no idea that it was going to happen. So that was the fun little game for me and Marie to play for a while, planning it and stuff."
They were married April 17, the Thursday after the Australian tied for 14th at the Masters.
For being one of the most popular players in the game, Scott doesn't seek a lot of attention. Hardly anyone sees him when he's not playing golf. He typically retreats to his home in the Bahamas or in Switzerland. After becoming the first Australian to win the Masters, he waited until the end of the year to return home to Queensland.
Rory McIlroy announced his engagement on New Year's Eve. He was asked if he would wait a month before he told anyone he was married.
"No, but Adam is a little different than me," McIlroy said. "We knew. I don't know how he kept it a secret for so long from you guys. I had breakfast with him this morning. It was nice to be able congratulate him. He was telling me he had to tell lie after lie just to keep it quiet."
Scott said that part wasn't planned.