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Last year Adam Scott failed to make the cut at his first major title and also could not win the British open. But this year, he is back with full of confidence to show his magic at the Augusta national. This is going to be his 12th start to the Masters taking Augusta National into count that begins this Thursday. He hopes to have his name written own in the history of golf as the first Australian to win the Masters. Records say that Greg Norman and Adam Scott himself missed when they were almost on the verge of walking away with the title. Hence pressure is there to break the jinx.
Adam Scott told at an interview that over the last three years he had seen various kinds of golf courses and had gotten used to the way they were made. Hence he is confident that I the near future he will be able to win one Masters. Last year at the British open Adam Scott performed really well but at the end of the tournament he made four consecutive bogeys that cost him the win and he lost to Ernie ELs by just a stroke. But he has learnt a lot certainly from his mistakes. He dreads doing the same mistake again in any of the upcoming tournaments.
Adam Scott would not deny the fact that winning and losing are parts of the game but the reasons behind the losses should not be repeated. He got his winning chances again at the last year Australian Masters. “I don’t dwell on it at all. I just take the positives. It was great for me to play so well for so long.”- says Adam Scott about gobbling up the losses. Augusta National is indeed going to be the biggest event of the season.
In a matter of six weeks, Bubba Watson will return to the Augusta National as he looks to defend the Masters title he won last year – a title he won with that memorable miracle shot which slipped through the trees and onto the greens during last year’s playoff win against South African golfer Louis Oosthuizen. And when asked how the defending champion looks at that shot now, if he considered it as an epic shot or just another shot – Watson was so casual as if it was not a huge deal for him.
During a conference call on Wednesday promoting the Augusta Masters which takes place between the 11th and 14th of April, Bubba Watson stated that the shot played during the playoff on the par-4 10th hole was not even the most difficult of shots he had hit during that 2012 edition of the Augusta Masters. Speaking on that shot, Watson stated that he pulled off a couple of shots in that very week that were comparatively more difficult than that – adding that if he had to rate that shot over that one week, it would have to be placed at fourth.
Watson has been described as a person who has this penchant for escaping from the most difficult of situations, something that has been attributed to Phil Mickelson over the years.
However, Bubba Watson does not want a repeat of that playoff finish that he had last year when he steps onto the greens for the Augusta Masters this year and stated that he will hopefully be hitting the fairway this time around and would not need to get back to his desperate escape routes once more. With the Masters slated for April, Watson would do well just to keep practicing the miracle shot in case he needed it.
Rickie Fowler showcased an astounding comeback from the pressure zone at the Farmers Insurance Open last Friday. Last Thursday at the South Course had gone quite tough for him as he had to struggle in the opening-round 77 on the South Course at Torrey Pines.
His performance must have been almost a blink-and-miss because alongside, Tiger Woods finished among the top players of the leader-board. Rickie put in continuous seven birdies and went close to the 65 consolidated by Woods on the North Course at the same event. After putting up such a great performance Rickie Fowler seemed to be having high hopes that he was back in his own rhythm after the pressure-filled Thursday. When asked, this is what he said, “I felt a lot better out there today.”
From his Friday’s performance, anyone could observe the improvement in his playing particularly the puts and in other portions of the games as well. Although Rickie Fowler hit five greens in regulation (14), the number of putts went less by four in Friday if compared with Thursday. His second round required 26 putts to reach a completion.
Alongside Fowler’s group, Nick Watney too gave an impressive performance by shooting a 4-under 68. Hence Friday, the whole of North Course witnessed a wonderful group effort to achieve the 18 under par. Fowler said that he was very happy with his group’s performance and also added that this was necessary. He added. “We had a good time out there.”
Tiger Woods is back in action and Rickie Fowler thinks that this is going to act as a boost for him after the dashing shots and putts at the Torrey Pines showcased by tiger Woods although he is still behind nine shots.
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After a long year, and more importantly just a month away from the beginning of another season, golfer Steve Stricker has posed a question which appeared out of place for a player who has more than US$ 25 million in PGA Tour earnings in the last 6 years. Recently he asked ‘what if’ he goes to Kapalua to defend his title and does not play again for the rest of the season.
Next month, Steve Stricker will turn forty six and it seems that he intends to move into semi retirement. When Steve leaves Kapalua course, he will not come back again till the Match Play Championship at the end of February. Continue reading →
Steve Stricker, a twelve PGA Tour winner, is quite used to beginning the season at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions that happens at Kapalua Plantation Course. Stricker is the defending champion. He along with his family is ready to go to Maui in few days.
With a change in opening date for 2013 tour schedule date – 6 tournaments will happen before Kapalua’s turn on the calendar; January’s tournament in Maui will be the very last time as the opener. Steve told that it would be a bit different.
On Tuesday, Steve told that he really have no idea what to expect. All are entering into a period when they would start the 2014 season in 2013. Kapalua event would come after 6 tournaments during fall that counts towards the season.
Steve and his family will be on Maui with big smiles. He told that they were very excited to come and start the season. He added that it is really great when people come to Hawaii and start the season. His wife and kids have been speaking about this tour and amounting the days when they would reach here. He added that the impression of being the last opener will not be the same.
The American pro stated that the event will be interesting. It seems that this year they would have a great field. He is now kind of waiting and seeing how everything would play out and how everything would affect everyone’s schedule.
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