Scott confesses conditions have beaten him this week
(Augusta, GA) Past Masters Champion Adam Scott confessed he has been ‘beaten around this week’ after the champion Aussie dropped shots at 16 and 17 in a disappointing three over par 75.
It handed Scott a clubhouse share of 33rd place at a very uncharacteristic seven over par.
Adam Scott (Credit: Anthony Powter)
And after finishing T38th a year ago, the 2013 Augusta champion could be headed for his poorest-ever result in 15 Masters appearances.
“It’s disappointing because I probably shot myself really out of wishful thinking for tomorrow,” said Scott.
“But it’s so brutally difficult out there, there’s no birdie opportunities and it’s just a scramble all day. And I did a pretty good job of it, but I can’t be too critical of my round today, it’s probably going to be not bad in the big scheme of things.”
“I don’t know what the best score is yet, but it’s certainly not going to be many under par out there today. The greens are so, so tough. They’re so fast today. I mean, it’s blustery conditions, it’s just impossible to really control the ball.”
The bright but extremely windy conditions played havoc will all those who made the cut and making a mockery of the world’s best players.
And Scott confessed he had no real answer to the conditions.
“You just don’t know what to do,” he said. “Because you have to be slightly defensive because if you miss being aggressive, then you’ll pay a severe price of double, but if you miss being defensive, it’s hard to scramble for par.”
“So, it’s just, it just requires full commitment on every shot and really I mean you have to ball strike it perfectly to get around without any trouble here today.”
“And depending of course on the conditions tomorrow, you can’t be aggressive here when the greens are like this. Although, it might not blow as much tomorrow, so it might be more normal Sunday conditions.”
“And if that’s the case, with the traditional Sunday hole locations, there’s a chance that you can get some balls feeding back into the hole probably more like we saw on the first day.”
“I feel like I’ve been beaten around a bit this week. It’s very hard to get an indication of how you’re even playing because some of the shots you have to play are not your usual stuff and it’s very hard to find momentum.
“I believe the leaders can be maybe under par still at the end of the day. It’s going to be very tough in that pressure situation to get it around here in under par today,”