Posted: 15 April 2010
Well, this time last week I had just completed my first 2010 tournament round at the Masters. I was in the last group to tee off on Thursday with David Duval and Ricky Barnes and luckily we were able to get the round in, we had some rain and it was windy but we were able to complete it. I left Augusta National that night feeling pretty good, it was the first time I had ever broken 70 at the Masters and I was in good position after day 1. Day 2 was a bit of a struggle, had a hard time getting things going and couldn't find the feel with my putter. After my round I spent the next couple of hours on the putting green with my coach and we worked through a few things. I felt better on Saturday and had a good round on Sunday. All in all I left Augusta feeling more confident and I now know that my ball striking is where it needs to be, obviously there's work to be done with my short game and it's starting to come together. Patience is the key.
I'm taking a little time away from the clubs this week and then I'll be back at it next week preparing for Quail Hollow. I have a few business commitments next week in London and I'll be practicing there until I get to North Carolina. It's been a nice few days and haven't done too much except catch up on sleep. By the way, my new Facebook page is Adam Scott Golf instead of ascott167, be sure and check it out when you have time.
I just wanted to end by thanking everyone that supported me last week in Augusta and also to those that sent best wishes to my website. It can sometimes be a grind and your support makes all the difference. I appreciate it more than you know.
Until next time, take care.-Adam
Adam Scott waves to the crowd after holing his second shotat the par-4 seventh hole in the final round of the Masters Tournament.
Posted: 14 April 2010
The PGA TOUR moves to Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head, SC for the Verizon Heritage this week, featuring a much different layout than what the participants experienced at Augusta National. As Brian Gay and Davis Love III explain in the accompanying video, while Harbour Town is among the shortest on tour at just under 7,000 yards, it is a shotmaker's course with narrow fairways and small greens. These players have first hand knowledge of what it takes to succeed on this course, as Gay is the defending champion, firing a record-setting 20-under par 264 en route to a 10-shot victory last year, while Love is a five-time champion of this event.
Posted: 7 April 2010
I'm just about to head over to Augusta National and get some practice
in before the Par 3 Contest this afternoon. The annual Par 3 Contest
is a long time tradition dating back to 1959. It's been a few years
since I've played it so I'm looking forward to having a little fun out
there. It's a good way to
wind down the day before tournament play begins. The patrons really
get into it so it's always pretty loud and a fun atmosphere.
I had a good finish in Houston last week. I'm striking the ball well
and feeling more confident in that area of my game. Brad and I have
been working a lot on my short game and spending time talking about
the basics of putting and not making it too technical. It's important
to keep it simple and that's been the main focus.
It feels great to be back at the Masters. I still get goose bumps
every time I take the drive in on Magnolia Lane. I never get used to
the drive into the clubhouse and it always brings back memories of
watching the tournament as a kid with my dad every year. There are
so many traditions and it's such a magical place. This year they've
constructed a new practice facility with a lot more room for us....great
addition and very well done. Well, I'm looking forward to getting out
there tomorrow. I'm in the last group to tee off and hopefully the
rain doesn't cause any delays. The greens will be cut tonight and in
perfect tournament form for the first ball hit tomorrow. My practice
rounds have been consistent and putting will be key for a successful
round. I need to get going but just wanted to thank everyone for
their support....should be a great week.
I'll be in touch soon.
Adam Scott in action at the Shell Houston Open.