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Australian golfer Adam Scott believes his lack of match practice over the last few months cost him the title at the World Golf Championship – Cadillac Championship in Florida last week as Dustin Johnson made a sensational return to professional golf, winning the title over the rest of the pack.
Having started the final round a massive eight shots behind the leader, Scott gave the leading bunch a run for their money when he halved that lead at the end of nine shots and was well placed for one final assault on the title. However, a bogey on the 11th hole made him change his strategies and forced him to go all out on attack on a course that is difficult to navigate traditionally. And that proved to be the difference in the end as he eventually finished in fourth place, five shots behind the winner Johnson.
Adam Scott took an extended break from the sport following the birth of his daughter in February and began the season much later than the others. He had last played at the Australian Masters back in December and admits he still feels some ring rustiness. Continue reading →
Darren Clarke knows quite well that what it takes to become victorious in a major championship. The recently-minted European Ryder Cup leader thinks that Rory McIlroy has everything to take home a green jacket.
Recently, while speaking to BBC Radio, Clarke said that his match is ideally suited to Augusta, a high soft draw, and as they have all seen, he’s got every shot in the bag so there is no reason why he’s not going to win around there sooner rather than later. Continue reading →
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Australian golfer and world number three Adam Scott has announced Zimbabwean Mike Kerr as his caddie on a full time basis.
Kerr was the caddy for Scott last November when the two time major winner played at the Australian Open, finishing in fifth position as well as in December when he finished with a tied second place at the Australian PGA Championship.
Following that, Scott had offered Kerr the job on a full time basis and the Zimbabwean has gladly accepted the offer.
Scott released a statement following the appointment of Kerr which said that he is absolutely delighted that Kerr has agreed to be his caddie and he is confident that he will become a very valuable member of his team in 2015 and beyond as well. Continue reading →
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Jim Furyk has expressed great disappointment with Gleneagles Ryder Cup course. The veteran American golfer took one glance at the course & smelled rat immediately. As per the star golfer Europe have engineered the condition deliberately to create an alien environ to catch the Americans while Ryder Cup commences this year.
“I am tad surprised by this set-up. I did not expect to find 8” rough out on the field & overly long as well as overly thick at places”, stated Furyk.
“Being a man who hits ball comparatively accurately whist I am playing good, it does not actually make me mad or anything, yet it has got kind of different feel. Usually, they allow us to get slightly more wild and aggressive in set-up for the match play & you find recoveries. You aren’t going to find ample recovery shots on the course here. It would be extremely fortunate if one gets ball on green from say 160/170/180 yards. You are about to get a very fortunate lie”, he continued.
“In the low-lying regions around the greens, there must be some good fertilizer. I am little surprised with the field condition but not exactly sure whether it favors this side or others. It is just the course & we would go and play it.”
Paul McGinley, Europe’s captain has declined any claim regarding using any special influence in presenting the Centenary PGA Course.
“I would prefer to think that I am playing it just straight back when centers round course set-up”, noted McGinley.
“Honestly speaking, the rough here is comparatively thicker in comparison to the ideal- however, that was not a very calculated decision”, McGinley added in.
“We needed to have rough up yet I feel it’s the growing season that has prolonged & thickened it up a bit more.”