Adam Scott arrives at Metropolitan Golf Club as a low odds favourite by the bookies to win the BetEasy Australian Masters that tees off tomorrow morning.
Adam Scott is at low odds to win most Australian golf tournaments he enters since winning the 2013 Masters. His consistency has meant that Australian’s expect him to contend for every tournament he enters – majors included.
It’s the sort of form and favouritism we haven’t seen by an Australian golfer since The Great White Shark regularly prowled the fairways of our great tournaments. Greg Norman won six Australian Masters tournaments, twice he won in consecutive years; 1983 – 84 and 1989-90.
Adam Scott is hoping to make history this week by doing something his mentor and golfing idol couldn’t do, win three consecutive Australian Masters titles.
“Well, to get 1-up on Greg would be great because it’s hard to do that kind of stuff.”, Scott said. “He’s got such a great record all over the world, and like I said, for me, it would be neat to have my own little piece of history down here in this tournament for one day someone else to come and win four.”
But who can spoil Scott’s party and beat him to the gold jacket?
Geoff Ogilvy is showing signs of good form. Since his surprising win at the Barracuda Championship in August, Ogilvy chalked up a tie for second place at the Deutsche Bank Championship and sounds much more relaxed that he has been in years. Metropolitan would be a nice place to confirm his return to the Australian winner’s circle.
Scott and Ogilvy are paired with young amateur Ryan Ruffells who many golf experts believe will become a future star of Australian golf. In the following group, two more young Australia stars in Oliver Goss and Brady Watt are paired with American Zac Blair. While its assumed these young golfers aren’t quite world beaters just yet, we fully expect one of these young guys to be well in the hunt come Sunday afternoon at Metropolitan.
Americans Boo Weekley and Kyle Stanley are in the field and looking to finish on a high after a lean year on the US PGA Tour. Stanley is familiar with
If you’re looking for form, the last week’s Mazda NSW Open winner Anthony Brown has had a great run. His victory at Stonecutters Ridge last week topped off a strong few months from Brown that included a 12th place finish at the WA PGA Championship and a third place finish at the ISUZU QLD Open.
James Nitties looks to be building nicely towards some good form and Victorian Danial Valente is also one to keep an eye on after notching up three top-10 finishes in his last five starts on the Australasian Tour.