After blowing a late lead in the 2012 British Open, Adam Scott shed the label as one of the best golfers in the world not to win a major by winning the 2013 Masters. He also became the first Australian to win a green jacket in the history of the event, and the 33-year old will look to make it back-to-back wins on the hallowed grounds of Augusta National this week.
Scott has a top-25 finish in the Masters in five of the last six years, with the only exception being when he posted a 75 in 2009’s second round that led to him narrowly missing the cut with a 146 (+2). Prior to winning last year, Scott finished second in 2011 and eighth in 2012 and his aggregate score in the last three Masters’ tournaments is -25.
Strong finishes have clearly been the difference at Augusta over the last three years for Scott, with a final round score under 70 all three times, and 2012’s third round 73 is the only weekend round that he has failed to break 70 in that time.
Scott has three top-10 finishes in five events so far in 2014, with a top-25 finish in all five tournaments. He tied the course record at Bay Hill with an opening round 62 (-10) at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in March, but he wound up finishing third after a final round 76. That is the last tournament Scott played in, as preparing for the Masters has surely become his top priority.
Scott is sure to be costly in any salary-based fantasy golf league this week, but his recent track record at the Masters gives him very little downside. Add that to the chance he moves up the leaderboard with another nice final round on Sunday, and Scott is a top fantasy option for the 2014 Masters.