|Date of Birth||1981-10-24|
Order of Merit
Adam exemplified the integrity and values of professional golf when he disqualified himself after signing for a wrong score at the 2010 Iskandar Johor Open on the Monday after the event. The Australian, who is still searching for his maiden win on the Asian Tour, started 2012 strongly, finishing runner-up at the Zaykabar Myanmar Open after losing in a play-off to Kieran Pratt and then following up with a tied sixth finish at the ICTSI Philippine Open. In 2011, he enjoyed one top-10 finish at the Brunei Open while he plied his trade mainly on the US secondary tour. In 2009, he came close to a breakthrough victory when he led after the third round of the Maybank Malaysian Open but settled for 10th place. He kept up his form with a tied seventh finish at the Johnnie Walker Classic in Perth in the following week and came close again at the Indonesia President Invitational before finishing second behind Gaganjeet Bhullar. In 2008, he enjoyed four top-10s and five other top-20s to finish 17th on the Order of Merit. He also qualified for his major debut at the British Open at Royal Birkdale where he enjoyed a practice round with Aussie legend Greg Norman. Upon his return, Adam won a domestic event in his hometown by a staggering 15-shot margin with a 28-under-par winning aggregate. Adam finished third in the Hero Honda Indian Open and was sixth in the Midea China Classic and Volvo Masters of Asia. In 2007, he challenged Gaurav Ghei for the Pine Valley Beijing Open title before finishing second and posted three other top-10s at the Motorola International Bintan, Bangkok Airways Open and Volvo Masters of Asia. He earned his Tour card in 2005 and posted five top-25s to successfully retain his playing rights. His main highlight of the year was finishing fifth in the Volkswagen Masters-China and 11th in the Singapore Open. In 2006, he was joint fourth at the Crowne Plaza Open in China and followed that up with a tied ninth outing in the Volkswagen Masters-China, as well as top-20 finishes at the Barclays Singapore Open and Pulai Springs Malaysian Masters.
Owes his success to his father Stephen, who gave up a thriving mechanic business to support his career. Adam grew up in the small town of Yeppoon in Australia and dominated the local amateur scene there. Winner of 32 amateur events, including 2003 Bershire Trophy, England, 2003 Gold Coast Open. His father sold his business and moved the family to Brisbane for Adam to play more competitive golf. "He gave it all up. Without him, it wouldn't have happened. I owe him a lot," says Adam who trains with Jim Bardon at the Queensland Academy of Sports.