2013 World Cup of Golf: What went wrong with Adam Scott’s opening round?

Jason Day rescues the Australian team after Adam Scott has his first bad round since coming back to Australia.

We’re starting to expect Adam Scott’s name to adorn the top of the leaderboard in every tournament.

Granted, the field at this week’s World Cup of Golf is a lot better than his two previous victories, but this is the US Masters champion we’re talking about here, so where is he and what happened?

Adam Scott shot a 4-over par 75 at Royal Melbourne today and finds himself in a tie for 46th place – in a 60-man field.

After eight rounds of magnificent golf on Australian soil things went awry for Scott today, particularly at the par-4 12th hole.

Scott was 1-under the card and looked to be playing himself into great position when he unexpectedly sliced a drive way right. Loading up a provisional ball, Scott hit that one even further right and the search was on.

Spectators and officials searched high and low for the first ball without any luck but his provisional ball was found in thick scrub and eventually deemed unplayable. Scott went back to the tee to play his fifth and finished the hole in 9 strokes, a quintuple bogey.

Scott finds himself nine shots behind Denmark’s Thomas Bjorn and American Kevin Streelman at 5-under par. Not surprisingly, Denmark and United States are leading the team event on the same score with their fellow countrymen firing even par rounds.

Jason Day’s 3-under round helped negate much of Scott’s bad round, placing Australia at 1-over and in eighth place.

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