The 32-year-old overcame Angel Cabrera in a playoff to become the first of his country to don the green jacket at Augusta.
However, he praised Norman for being the inspiration of the nation's golfing talent.
"Australia is a proud sporting nation, and this was one notch in the belt that we hadn't got," Scott said in his victory interview.
"It could have been Marc or Jason, but there's one man who inspired a nation of golfers and that's Greg Norman."
Norman won two Open Championships.