Adam Scott could not have come much closer to winning the Open Championship this season and, having missed out on the famous Claret Jug, the Australian will need to show strong character to bounce back.
The 31-year-old’s putt, the one that would have got him through to a playoff with Ernie Els at Royal Lytham in Lancashire, was always going wide. The development was a shame; Scott had been tipped as a lively outsider in the Betfair golf betting, prior to the event.
Even with the extended belly putter, the Australian saw his effort go left of the hole, as Els back at the clubhouse began the celebrations of winning the fourth Major of his long and successful career.
Compared to his 43-year-old title contender that day, Scott is only 32-year-old and will have plenty more opportunities to get over the line and bag his first Major.
The golfer from Adelaide has already come second and third in the Masters and PGA Championship, respectively, in his career so far and he certainly looks like he will be able to claim one of the big four sooner rather than later if he maintains this kind of form.
Once Scott gets his first Major, the titles should start to flow, and their Aussie’s recent comments suggest that he is not panicking about getting over the line.
He said: "I played maybe the best golf of my career for the whole week really; unfortunately, I didn't get a win.
"But even with the last four holes, taking it as a whole, I played spectacular golf for such a long period of time in a major championship.
"That's something I've been working to do for my whole career and finally that's happened, so I've got to take the positive that I'm getting somewhere now.”
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