Adam Scott gets back to work this week at The PLAYERS Championship.
Prior to Scott’s Masters victory, his previous biggest wins were the 2011 WGC Bridgestone Invitational and The PLAYERS Championship which he won back in 2004. Scott’s one stroke victory from Padraig Harrington at the 2004 PLAYERS Championship was won with a more traditional short putter.
The tournament is often referred to as the fifth major because of the large prize money and the subsequent quality fields it attracts.
One also suspects the tournament’s notoriety is generated because it is annually hosted at TPC Sawgrass, a course well-known for it’s famous island green 17th hole.
The green was initially designed to form part of a peninsula but after some consideration, Pete Dye and associates decided to turn it into an island green and one of the most formidable holes in golf. The hole has had it’s fair share of critics who see it as gimmicky, but there is no doubting the excitement it brings to the tournament and can obviously make or break a good round of golf.
Scott joins eight other Australians in the field at The PLAYERS Championship this week; John Senden, Marc Leishman, Aaron Baddeley, Jason Day, Greg Chalmers, Robert Allenby, Geoff Ogilvy and Matt Jones.