Tour Championship Round Four review: Magnificent Scott finishes the job in style
Job done and in exceptional style. Adam Scott did not rest on his laurels, with an almost flawless round of four under, although as I thought two under on the day would have been enough.
Would he have done it if Tiger had been around? Who knows, or cares really? But I do think in this mode he’d have had Lefty for breakfast. It is lovely golf to watch and we can only hope this emboldens the Australian to make a serious tilt at the majors next year. His East Lake stats are simply awesome: 3rd for putts per GIR, fourth for driving accuracy, 6th for greens in regulation and driving distance . It doesn’t come much better than that.
And what about consistency over the stretch - all four rounds in the sixties, a rare accomplishment in this competition. And just to lay the choking tag to rest, he finished with a low flourish.
I recall earlier this year getting involved in a barney when I questioned his fifth place in the official world rankings. Still think I was right then because, while he was playing well, he was not converting that into results, unlike seasonal double-winners Geoff Ogilvy, Stuart Appleby and Ben Curtis. He has finally and deservedly put that to rights, although I guess he is too far behind Jim Furyk and Phil Mickelson in the world rankings to rise from his present fourth.
Overall, not the most riveting day’s golf. And unless you simply lumped on Scott at a pretty paltry price, there was little fun to be had in the main betting market either.
This being the anniversary of the plot to blow up the English parliament (no not Al-Qaeeda but some decidedly non-Islamic geezer called Guy Fawkes), there were far more fireworks this side of the pond than at the East Lake course Sunday. With the sonic equivalent of World War Three going on around me, concentrating on the golf was mighty difficult! So I might have missed Vijay Singh wrapping another putter around something hard after falling back into his bad old ways. To be fair, some guys did try to make a fight of it, Furyk especially. But by Sunday they had left it too late.
Congratulations are also in order to Sporting Life’s David Tindall for picking out another winner to cap an impressive tipping season. That really is a must-read column for sound advice.
So that’s it then, no more PGA Tour until the New Year. No excuses now for putting off all those household chores. Or even playing some golf myself. Now there’s a radical thought!
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