In 2013 golf season, there is a real burning question – will Adam Scott be able to end Australia’s 7 year long major draught. For several Susie golf fans, last would not be defined by McIlroy’s rise to the top, or even Tiger’s Lazarus impersonation, or Bubba Watson’s amazing shot on the 2nd playoff hole at Augusta. For the Aussie gold fans, the memorable moment would be Adam Scott’s collapse on the last day at the Royal Lytham as well as St Anne’s.
With a 4-shot lead and 4 holes still to go, Adam appeared safe – but after that his game inexplicably and completely collapsed. Both his short and long game deserted him. And the result was 4 successive bogeys which handed Ernie Els a memorable victory. For Els, the win came at a time when he was without any major championship in ten years.
It was a performance which echoed Greg Norman’s collapse on the last day at the Augusta Masters in 1996 – but unlike Greg, Adam’s choke would not mark the finish of his time as a real contender.
Instead, Adam must take heart from Rory, who came out from a bad final round at Masters in 2011 to reign world of golf next year. The Aussie might not be in Rory’s league when it came to exceptional talent, but he actually has enough to win a major event. He now knows what it is like when defeated in one.