I know everyone was glued to their television sets all weekend watching this high-profile tournament unfold, right? Oh, you watched the NBA and NHL playoffs instead? Bummer. Guess I’ll have to fill you in on what you missed.
Adam Scott (Lefty’s pick!) managed to stay in contention thru the first two rounds on Thursday and Saturday and really win this thing with a dominating 36-hole performance on Sunday. Why 36-holes on Sunday you ask? Well, it turns out that there was a Texas-sized storm that caused a Texas-sized weather delay, suspending second round play on Friday. So players were forced to play the second round Saturday to cut the field in half for Sunday’s final two, back-to-back, rounds. In other words, it was a Texas-sized cluster fuck.
Regardless, Adam Scott proved that being in peak physical condition, combined with finally bringing along his putter for once, gives him the best chance to win a 36-hole sprint to the finish in the Texas heat. Scott fired a 6-under, 66, in his third round early Sunday morning to jump into the top five. After a brief intermission, Scott continued hot, going 3-under thru his first five holes to take the overall lead. He finished his round with an impressive 5-under, 67, with the only negative being the missed 4ft par putt on 18. That putt would have provided a 2-shot lead and some breathing room but everyone who knows how much Scott loves choking knew he was missing that putt. Luckily for him, the Swinging Swede, Fredrik Jacobsen couldn’t get it done done the stretch and allowed Scott to enjoy his first PGA win since the Byron Nelson (next week’s tournament) in 2008.
One final note: The course was NOT impressive. The fairways and rough were boring, all the greens were raised and surrounded by deep bunkers, the greens were slow and all of the water hazards looked forced. Not to mention the animated scoreboards/billboards and instant replay next to some of the greens. Gross.