Fatherhood may put an early end to season for Scott
Fatherhood may end Adam Scott’s 2017 season a little earlier then he might have expected with the Queenslander is just days away from becoming a father for the second time.
So close, in fact, that the arrival of his second child could even see him pull out of the US PGA championship starting tomorrow should his wife Marie have the baby.
Adam Scott (Credit: Anthony Powter)
Scott has already indicated he will be missing the first two FedEx Cup playoff events and he’s hoping to retain a top 70 spot and play in the BMW Championship on September 14.
Yet if that doesn’t happen it’s not the end of the world…just the end of the US season for Scott, that’s all.
So with a top 20 finish under his belt last week, Scott could head to Charlotte, North Carolina with renewed confidence in his golf game which he admits has been “thereabouts” without threatening for most of the season.
“It’s a little unknown,” Scott said of his end-of-the-season schedule.
“Hopefully everything stays on track and due dates stay the same and I’ll play the PGA…and after that I don’t know.”
“My FedEx Cup ranking at the moment isn’t really high enough to see me getting in the BMW with not playing the first two.”
“I certainly won’t be at the first two FedEx Cup events, and if I’m not (qualified for the next event) then I’ll be having quite an extended break and I don’t know then when I’ll play next.”
Scott won the WGC-Bridgestone in 2011, but his form hasn’t been where he would have liked it this season.
Indeed 2017 has seen him drop from 7th to 17th in the official World Golf Rankings, while posting just three top 10s, albeit two of them coming at the Masters and The Players.
“I wish it was better than how it was, obviously,” Scott said of the state of his game.
“I just seemed to play OK every week and not threaten anything much.”
“It’s little bits of everything, you know, I think something’s got to click; you’ve got to find that spark somewhere, and hopefully it’s this week.”