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.
Speaking after the event, Scott said that he tried to challenge the course after the bogey. He added that maybe he did not need to go all out but he thought it better to be aggressive and he felt like that the rest of pieces did not fall into place.
According to Adam Scott, lack of competition might have played a part in his failure to negotiate the course and he said that he definitely lacked practice that is worthy of the Tour. He said that it is completely different from hitting a few balls with friends on the course and will need to find more practice for the future.