If Adam Scott wants to remain as the number one player in the world as determined by the Official World Golf Rankings(OWGR), he will need to put up a good number on Friday at The Crowne Plaza Invitational on the Colonial Country Club. Scott opened on Thursday with a one over par 71 at the iconic golf course in Ft. Worth, and is in danger of missing the 36 hole cut.
Scott has an afternoon tee time on Friday, and has just begun his second round, but starts the day one shot behind the projected cut at even par. He will need to make a run at the only championship on the Texas Swing that he has yet to win.
The big problem is Henrik Stenson. The 2013 FedEx Cup, and Race To Dubai champion is playing well at the BMW PGA Championship at the Wentworth Club, and if he finishes T 28 or better, he could leap-frog the current number two, Tiger Woods, and take over the top spot.
I’m not entirely sure how the OWGR points system works, but Stenson is playing against a much deeper field than the one in Ft. Worth this week, and I don’t think Adam Scott’s destiny is entirely in his own hands at this time.
At this writing, 30 year-old Brice Garnett fired a four under par 66 in the morning session at Colonial, and has the early clubhouse lead at -7 under par.
Although most of the morning scores are around par or a little better, Chris Stroud fired a -6 under in the morning session as well, and is also in the clubhouse one shot back. I don’t look for the cut line to move much, but could go as high as one over par.
The 2013 defending champion of the Crowne Plaza Invitational, Boo Weekly, was able to post a one under score on Friday morning to get him in at the even-par mark. I think Weekly is safely in the tournament for the weekend unless someone else post a blistering score during the afternoon session