Golf Guidelines Video Ranking: four / five
Adam Scott tied for the 27th spot after scoring 2-under par 69 in the opening round of the USPGA at TPC Boston. He is disgusted with his start and rightly so. The Queenslander would have been sharing the top with Seung-Yul Noh if he could utilize his chances.
Scott proclaimed earlier that his success would only be judged by the win in the playoffs of the FedEx cup. Accordingly he started brilliantly but his putting was disastrous. He was unable to convert several opportunities on the first nine holes. He himself considered his putting to be “pathetic”. (more…)
What are the chances that the familiar cry of ‘Luuuuke’ will be roared out across the Lytham fairways, on Sunday evening? On paper, the odds should not be too big, should they? After all, Luke Donald MBE is the world number one, he hits the ball just about as straight as anyone, and has a short game most of his rivals would give their right (or left) arms for.
Yet, the trouble is, this has been the case for several Majors now, and Donald has yet to deliver on the day – or, more specifically, on Day One. Donald has this frustrating habit of, if not completely playing himself out of a Major tournament on the first day, then giving himself just too much to do. (more…)