Adam Scott had a rough end to the 2013 British Open at Muirfield, losing his one-shot lead via a series of down-the-stretch bogeys. Scott, who won the Masters back in April, spoke about his collapse Tuesday:
I worked really hard to get myself in a position with nine holes to go because I got off to a slow start on Sunday. I felt that I had a bit of momentum going my way. And in the space of about 45 minutes, to go from leading to not even having a chance on the 16th tee was more disappointing, probably more so than at Lytham. (Reuters)
Scott went on to discuss the upcoming PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club:
[The course is] presented immaculately. There’s nothing fancy or tricky about it. It’s just a good, genuine, fair test. The good shots will be rewarded and the bad shots will be fairly punished, depending on how bad you hit it.
But the rough is long and that’s the challenge here … to keep it in the short stuff to give yourself a chance to score. There are some severe greens out there where it’s important to keep the ball under the hole, on or off the green.
The PGA Championship begins on Tuesday. Scott will be playing with US Open winner Justin Rose and British Open winner Phil Mickelson.