Saturday, August 10, 2013

Scott Going For Two as Tiger’s Having a Major Problem

Adam Scott is in position to take his second major title of the year but he will have to work through the weekend to do so. He’s three shots back of the leader after bogeying two of the first three holes on Saturday to drop into a tie for second. This follows a 65 and 68 over the first to rounds to get him close to the top to start the round. After beating Angel Cabrera in a playoff to take the Master’s Championship in April to start the season Scott is rounding the bag and going for two to close the season at the PGA, and he may need that kind of effort to take down the final major of the year as there is a log jam at the top of the board and if currently leader Jason Dufner sees red on a couple of holes there are five players tied for second and third that will be right there to take the baton including Kutcher, Furyk, Blixt, and Stenson. It will make for a great final weekend of the final major. Meanwhile lingering near the cut line is the current World’s Number One player Tiger woods who once again failed to be a factor come Sunday in a major tournament. Despite getting off to one of his best starts of the year in his storied career he seems to be doing his best ARod impression (minus the PEDs) as he puts up some big numbers during the regular season but when the lights are their brightest, in the major tournaments, he’s nowhere to be found. Back in the day this used to be the exact reciprocal of his play, and he was more like Larry Ellison (and just as arrogant) as he would just seem to show up for the prime time match, dominate, pick up the trophy, and leave. Not really spending too much time in the “minor” tournaments as they were a waste of his time a more for sponsorships reasons than anything else. My how times have changes as that appears to all he is winning now are the TNT tournaments, not to make light of those as they did take him back to number one, but it’s no secret that even after all he has accomplished, if he doesn’t catch Jack in the major column after the start he got off to he may be remembered as not living up to his potential. That my be hyperbole now, but as amazing as it sounds the hourglass has actually been turned over on prior teen-aged phoenom and now he’ll need to start being selective again, only this time when he chooses to bring his “A” game.