by Jeff Skinner
Each time an average golfer tees it hop he has hope that this will be the day he plays like a pro. It never happens. But that doesn’t mean hope is lost because even though we can’t play like them sometimes they do play like us. Well, at least for one hole anyway.
That was the case for world number two Adam Scott at the World Cup of Golf. It seems that Scotty lost it, literally and figuratively on the difficult Royal Melbourne course as he stumbled to a five over par nine on the twelfth hole.
Scott has been on quite a roll with back to back wins since he returned home to Australia but at the twelfth hole it all literally down under.
His first tee ball was lost way right. His second went deep in a grove of trees and he was hitting his fifth shot from the tee. His approach to the green (sixth) went over and rolled down the back of the green. He needed a chip and two putts and a bit of humility as he wrote down a nine on his card.
Even the best in the world can lose it at times. “Just a couple of lazy swings today on 12 and I paid the price,” Scott said.
“I was just away with the fairies on that hole.”
Scott took his spanking in good humor and is nine shots off the lead, “You just can’t play good all the time.”
“If I can plug away at it I’ll maybe claw my way back into it.”