Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Scott finishes promising season with disappointment

Australian golfer Adam Scott is right to feel disappointed after another poor finish to a lucrative tournament put to bed a frustrating season.

Scott, who finished 19th and three over par at the PGA Tour Championship on Sunday, has endured misfortune throughout the season that has earned him the tagline ‘nearly man’.

The 32-year-old admitted inconsistencies have let him down, especially his inability to see off tournaments, with punters having no idea how to bet when he takes to the course as they have no idea how he will play.

“My year was just average overall,” Scott told the latest sport news reports. “I didn’t get the most out of my game as good as it was and that seems to be the story from the last few years.

“I had three good rounds and one average one every week and never really strung four good ones together.”

Once more Scott rued a chance that slipped away after failing to up his game in the third round at Atlanta with eight holes to play. Although six shots behind the Australian showed all the confidence required to take a lead into day four yet hit two bogeys to ruin his weekend.

The same thing happened in even more dramatic fashion earlier this year when Scott capitulated at the Open, letting a four-shot lead slip to the merciless Ernie Els. He has made five top-10 finishes this year yet is without a tour title and the PGA Tour Championship summed up his season.

Ahead of Scott is a long break before the tour begins in earnest next January and he must put this season’s unfortunate results behind him. He has the proven ability to reach the latter stages of golf’s major tournaments yet a lack of composure still haunts his final rounds.

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