In 2014, Adam Scott was on prime of the world.
The candy-swinging Australian had simply claimed his first major a yr earlier than on the Masters, and his 2014 win at Colonial moved him to No. 1 on the earth rating. Rory McIlroy shortly surpassed him, however for some time, Scott was the person to beat on the PGA Tour.
Now, because the 2018 season heads into its busy summer time months, Scott has dropped down to 59th on the earth whereas struggling together with his putter.
Nonetheless with no prime-10 end this season, Scott joined this week’s Valero Texas Open subject in an try to maintain his major championship streak. He’s at present not exempt to play within the U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills, so barring a win at The Gamers subsequent month, Scott wants to stay inside the highest 60 on the earth rankings to play the U.S. Open.
“Hopefully type of decide up the place I left off on the weekend, which was actually strong, and get a little bit of momentum going as a result of that is what I have never had this yr,” Scott stated, by way of golfchannel.com. “Trying to put 4 good rounds collectively and get probably the most out of my recreation for a change.
“I am trying to be actually in tune with the place my recreation’s at and determine why I am simply not having higher outcomes. To sort of change that, I’ve received to change one thing, in any other case I am simply going to do the identical factor.”
Scott, who has performed sixty seven straight major championships, has not missed one among golf’s most coveted occasions because the 2001 Open Championship. Sergio Garcia (seventy five) is the one lively participant with an extended streak.
“Hopefully a fast turnaround right here and issues begin getting into the best path, as a result of I feel I can have a very nice again finish of the season,” Scott stated. “My ball-putting is the place I would like it; I like the place my brief recreation’s at. I simply want to get a little bit of momentum happening the greens. It is easy to do this on the placing inexperienced at house, however that does not all the time translate out right here. I feel I’ve simply received to make it occur out right here.”