Adam Scott doesn’t want to jinx things by holding major golf trophies before he has won them.
Adam Scott tees it up at the WGC Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone CC this week and is looking to hold on to his number one ranking position ahead of a surging Rory McIlroy.
But in the lead up to next week’s US PGA Championship a few players have been asked to pose with the trophy, prompting some to decline. Scott was asked about placing his hands on a trophy before he had earned the privilege.
“I’m not very superstitious, but I think, if that stuff does exist, then I’d rather not jinx myself.” Scott said.
“I think it’s something similar to when I got invited to go to the Masters before I had qualified to play, and I declined because I felt like the first time I go there, I actually go to play. I felt like it wasn’t far away from that. I should have my first Masters experience be when I play.”
Although Scott did qualify the statements adding that he has in fact taken a drink from the Us Open trophy when Geoff Ogilvy won in 2006.
“I did break that, I guess, superstition thing when Geoff won the U.S. Open. I did drink out of the U.S. Open, but I figured that would be all right.”
Scott has won this week’s WGC Bridgestone event before. The world number one romped to victory by four strokes in 2011 ahead of Luke Donald and Rickie Fowler. The victory was slightly over-shadowed at the time by the crazy post-tournament press conference by Adam Scott’s caddy Steve Williams.