Scott welcomes first child

Adam Scott has become a father after his wife gave birth to their first child on Sunday.

The former world number one got married to architect Marie Kojar in April 2014, though the news didn’t get out until three weeks later.

The Swede gave birth to a baby girl on Sunday in Australia, whom the couple have named Bo Vera Scott.

Scott has been absent from the course since he his runner-up finish at the Australian PGA Championship on 14 December 2014.

The former Masters winner is expected to return at the Honda Classic next week or the World Golf Championships at Doral in early March.