Adam Scott was arguably Australia’s best performed male golfer on the PGA Tour during the 2018/19 season. He had two runner up finishes (Farmers Insurance Open and Memorial Tournament) and despite missing the Cut at the Open Championship he was 18th at the Masters, 8th at The PGA and 7th at the US Open. Add to that a 12th place at the Players Championship and then Top 10 finishes in the last three Tournaments of the year (including 6th place at the season ending FedEx Cup Tour Championship) and it was a very good year indeed.
However a “W” was missing for the sweet ball striking Aussie – something that had eluded him for almost four years on the PGA Tour. And as he approached his 40th birthday, experts were starting to write off his chances for another victory, let alone a major title to add to his win at Augusta in 2013.
Well Adam Scott is back in the limelight at his first PGA start for 2020, by producing that long overdue “W” at the Genesis Invitational. At it was at his favourite course on the Tour – Riviera – where he finally broke the drought.
During the last round of the event up to 12 players were in the hunt with five players holding the yellow jacket at some stage throughout the closing holes. However Scott held his nerves and made some important putts over the last nine holes to card a one under 71 to salute.
He’s the third Aussie to record a victory in 2020, so maybe this year is the year the green and gold can claim one of those elusive major titles!