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2014 Masters: Adam Scott On Track To Repeat After Round 1

Adam Scott

Jack Gruber-USA TODAY Sports

Even without Tiger Woods, there’s no shortage of storylines for fans to follow at the 2014 Masters. The event is big enough to carry itself without many stars, but lucky for the sport, there are still plenty of them on display this weekend at Augusta.

One man everybody has an eye one is Adam Scott. The 33-year old Australian is trying to make history this weekend by becoming just the third golfer to win the event in consecutive years (Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus).

One round into the 2014 Masters — so far, so good.

Scott played very well in the first round of action on Thursday. He ended the day at (-3), just one stroke off the lead, currently held by Bill Haas (-4).

The Australian, famous for his belly putter, recorded five birdies in round one. If it wasn’t for a double bogey on 12, he’d surely be in first place heading into action on Friday. But as it stands, he can’t be too upset. One stroke off the lead is a great place to be, especially with so many holes left to play.

If Scott can stay close by the time Sunday rolls around, you really have to like his chances of winning back-to-back Masters titles. If he is able to make history, it will surely propel him into the spotlight for the rest of the season as he tries to win one of the other three majors for the first time in his career.

The time is now for Scott to become a star. With Tiger on the shelf, the PGA is just begging for someone else to stand up and draw lots of attention to the sport of golf.