Adam Scott might only have one win on the season, but what a big win it was. It was no small feat to become the first Aussie to win the Masters. He’s also sniffed the top of the leaderboard in all but one major championship. In addition to his victory at Augusta National, Scott also finished tied for third at the Open Championship and tied for fifth at the PGA Championship. The only major in which he finished outside of the top five as the U.S. Open – where he tied for 45th.
His impressive showings on the biggest stages in the sport have put Scott in rare company. He’s the first player to finish inside of the top five in three majors since 2008 – the last player with their name associated with that achievement was Padraig Harrington. Scott has finished inside of the top 25 in eight of 12 events he’s entered this year – that’s 75% for those of you that don’t excel at math.
The Aussie has been playing inspired golf after what could have been a devastating collapse at last year’s British Open. Many golfers would have regressed significantly after experiencing the kind of letdown that Scott experienced at that event. Those are the moments that make or break a career. It turns out that it lit a fire under Scott – and he hasn’t looked back since.
“It would have been nice to get another win in a major seeing I had kind of put myself in position, but I didn’t, so I have got to push on and try and win a couple other tournaments this year to feel like I really got something out of my good play,” Scott said after the final round at Oak Hill. Something tells me that Scott is going to have a few more majors in his back pocket before he hangs up the sticks for good.