Adam Scott’s one-shot victory at the Valero Texas Open has broken a two year drought on the PGA Tour. It has come as no surprise.
This was his third win in Texas (seventh win on tour) where courses are much more like Australian golf courses than others on tour. In addition, the Oaks Course at TPC San Antonio was designed by Scott’s idol, Greg Norman and the bunkering and rolling greens looked more like a Melbourne sandbelt course. It was no surprise to see a load of Aussies challenging all weekend.
During the middle of last year it may have appeared that Adam Scott was going the way of Ian Baker-Finch. Everyone was sick of saying how good he will be and were starting to fear the worst. Amid reports of dating Kate Hudson before seeing his current girlfriend Ana Ivanovic, many were questioning whether his heart lay in the professional golf world.
After last year’s Australian Open victory (his first in Australia) many realised he was still a chance to live up to expectations. But more striking were his comments at his post-round interview.
He questioned whether he really wanted professional golf and said he worked long and hard to get his game back. We all believed him. His sincerity was obvious and so was his future success.
Adam Scott’s putting has always been an issue. He was a broken man after the US Masters but he appears to have ‘almost’ mastered the greens again after a lesson from putting guru, Dave Stockton.
It is good to see him win again on the PGA Tour but don’t think for one minute that anyone is surprised. Not even with the putt his missed for par on 18.