The PGA Championship: Day 4
August 14 2011
7:30 pm Scott misses double dip
By Helen Ross, PGATOUR.COM
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — Adam Scott has had a pretty good fortnight. He just didn’t get the daily double.
Scott ended up in solo seventh at the PGA Championship, closing with a 68. The previous Sunday, Scott had won the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club.
"It’s a good week,” the 31-year-old Aussie said. “It’s easy to come in the week after and just play it around the golf course, but if you do that here, you’re probably going to be going home Friday afternoon. I worked really hard because I wanted to build on the good finish of last week."
Scott broke par in three of four rounds at the Atlanta Athletic Club. He was 2 under for his first eight holes on Sunday, but bogeyed No. 9 and finished with nine straight pars.
"(No.) 9 was the killer," Scott said. "Just to make bogey there wasn’t a big deal, but birdieing 8 would have been nice to get on a bit of run and get in it, but it didn’t happen. … I just never gave myself a chance to get the ball near the hole. And I was up and down a lot of holes. I did the best I could. That was a good score today, because I gave myself less opportunities than every other day."
Scott’s takeaway from the last two weeks?
"It’s just positive," Scott said. "I mean, my short game is that good now. It’s good enough to hang in there on the last nine of a major to keep a score going. Everything is right where I want it to be. Every day I have my opportunities. You need to take them all to win these things."
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