Number Three In World? Adam Scott Does Not Exactly Prove It!
Ladies and Gentlemen, the crime scene is rather gory. Please feel free to excuse yourselves to wretch, gag, or vomit if necessary. Adam Scott seized a tie for the lead at 11-under-par at the Scottish Open, on the strength of three birdies over the first eight holes. Inexplicably and inexcusably, the Aussie double-bogeyed the next two holes to fall calamitously from Valhal-ya, Mate (the Aussie version of Heaven) to the abyss of purgatory. He made one more double for good measure on 17 and finished in a tie for 25th, 9 strokes from victory.
Scott’s fall from grace’s clutches is understandable. After all, he’s ranked only 3rd in the world. Here are some of the players and rankings he had to confront over the final 8 holes:
Graeme McDowell, eventual winner, 59th in world;
James Kingston, eventual runner-up, 107th in world;
Richard Green, T3, 64th in world;
Simon Khan, 5th, 239th in world;
Stephen Gallacher, T6, 378th in world.
The only top 25 player in the world near the lead was M.A. Jimenez from Spain, the Mechanic and Spafro who arrived late to the crime scene with 3 back-nine birdies. If Adam Scott wants to justify his positioning in the top triumvirate of world golfers, he’ll have to do better than +6 for 10 when the heat is on.
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