2013 FedEx Cup: Adam Scott talks opening round 65 at East Lake

Sep 19, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Adam Scott lines up a putt on the 17th green during the first round of the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Liles-USA TODAY Sports

Adam Scott’s exceptional 2013 is shaping up to end on a huge note at the Tour Championship, the last stop in the battle for the 2013 FedEx Cup. Scott shot a five-under 65 at East Lake on Thursday, putting him only one shot behind leader Henrik Stenson.

Scott, who won the Masters back in April, spoke about his great opening round:

I feel like my game’s in good shape, and it was nice to kind of open up a little bit on the back nine and take advantage of some good shots.

 

It was a tale of two nines, there’s no doubt. I didn’t start the way I wanted … I missed three greens with wedges on the front nine and wasted all my chances to score. Then I hit two good shots into 10 and rolled in a putt in which calmed me down, and then I just went and played, and played the way I felt I could (Reuters).

Scott is not only contending for the FedEx Cup title (and the $10 million prize that comes with it) but that Player of the Year award as well.

Make sure to check in with FanSided throughout the week for updates, scores, and reactions from East Lake. You can check out the leaderboard after day one here.

[Source: Reuters]

Topics: 2013 FedEx Cup, Adam Scott, East Lake, Tour Championship

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