2013 Masters Champion Adam Scott continues his good play at home. Not only has he won The Australian PGA, Masters, and the team play at the World Cup, he fired a course record 62 at the Australian Open on Thursday. The world’s number two player has returned home as the first Aussie to win a Green Jack back in April, and is showing the folks at home why he is ranked number two in the world.
Scott has been on fire on a valedictory tour of his homeland over the last few weeks, winning both the Australian PGA and Masters, and helping his country to hoist the World Cup of Golf in Melbourne last weekend.
“It was a beautiful day for golf, I came out hitting great shots and didn’t have much work to do to clean them up in the first five holes and had a nice putt on my sixth hole and I was really rolling at that stage,” he said.
Scott, 33, fired a 2-under-par 70 at Royal Sydney on Friday, taking his tournament total to 12-under and two shots clear of Northern Irish golf ace Rory McIlroy.
All year, I waited for a Rory McIlroy/Tiger Woods showdown but it never came. I should have known at Abu Dhabi that it would not be. It looks like Rory has his game back on-track, and we may see a good weekend matchup with the world’s number two in the down-under tournament.
”I feel like I have the game to do that … I feel like I can shoot a couple more scores similar to today and have a great chance,” McIlroy said.
What would Turkey Day be without a golf-related story. This is a neat collections of narratives from the past on Thanksgiving.
Getting to watch Woods throughout two decades of golf excellence — seeing the best at their best is a sporting jewel that shouldn’t be taken for granted.
It’s these kinds of stories that make golf the greatest game in the world. What other sport can we see what a kid can do against the best in the world before he becomes a pro? I can still remember a 14 year-old Jordan Spieth having to get a note from the school in order to tee it up at the Byron Nelson back in 2010. He made the cut, and finished seventh!
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