Adam Scott: You're not alone my friend
By mustang6560 on 8/2/12
Adam Scott is back in action at the Bridgestone Invitational this week for the first time since his collapse at The Open Championship two weeks ago. And to rub salt on an open wound (no pun intended), the folks at the WGC paired him with Ernie Els, the man who benefited from Adam's disappointing finish at Royal Lytham & St. Annes.
To help Adam feel better, Bleacher Report compiled a list of 10 players who also suffered painful defeats in their respective careers (and he is in good company) but bounced back in major ways.
Regardless, Adam is clearly learning how to play major championship golf, which is a different beast than tournament golf. If you look at Adam's record in the last four majors, he has three top 10s ('11 PGA Championship - 7, '12 Masters - T8 , '12 Open Championship - 2). His worst finish was T15 in the U.S. Open at The Olympic Club back in June and any top 25 finish in a major is no joke. So, even if he doesn't win at Kiawah Island, it's only a matter of time before he breaks through.
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"and any top 25 finish in a major is joke."
Is this some kind of new kids slang that I don't get?
I guess I think faster than I type :)
Bryan K says:
I really want to see Rocco Mediate be on that list. I mean, he didn't even choke when he lost to Tiger in the US Open. Tiger just turned into Super-Tiger like he used to do so often back-in-the-day. I really wanted Rocco to win that day. But when Tiger hit that eagle from the bunker, I knew it was all over for Rocco.
Matt McGee says:
Where's the unintentional pun?
Torleif Sorenson says:
Bryan K is spot-on.
Outside of golf, this reminds of how Edmonton Oilers D Steve Smith accidentally scored an "own goal" in Game 7 of their 1986 Divisional Final against the Calgary Flames, a game and series they lost. When the Oilers won the Stanley Cup again in 1987, Wayne Gretzky graciously and immediately handed the Cup to Smith, who won two more rings with the Oilers in 1989 and 1990. Good guys don't always finish last.
Matt McGee, Open wound..OPEN wound
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