It seems like we don’t hear Adam Scott’s name as much as we used to. The 2013 Masters champion hasn’t won on tour since last year’s Crowne Plaza Invitational, and hasn’t played as much since the birth of his daughter, Bo Vera Scott, earlier this year.
After two rounds at the British Open, Scott is quickly reminding us all that he hasn’t gone anywhere. After a bogey free round 67 on Friday, the 35-year-old is 7-under for the championship, two strokes back of leader Danny Willett.
Scott finished T4 at Chambers Bay, so his play at St. Andrews shouldn’t necessarily be too much of a surprise. What also shouldn’t be too much of a surprise is the role caddie Steve Williams has on Scott’s game. The two were reunited back in June after Williams retired at the end of last season.
Adam Scott on reuniting with Steve Williams: "I was begging and pleading for him to come out there. Unfortunately I have to admit that."
— Jason Sobel (@JasonSobelESPN) July 17, 2015
“Steve was adamant that he was not going to caddie in 2015, so he took some convincing, but I am very happy he’s agreed to help out,” Scott said in a statement last month. “We’ve had great success together, so I’m looking forward to being on the links with Steve again.”
Steve Williams is to Adam Scott what Butch Harmon is to Rickie Fowler. Makes him a more confident golfer.
— Kelly Tilghman (@KellyTilghmanGC) July 17, 2015
Ranked 11th in the world now, Scott has finished 2nd, T3 and T5 the last three Open Championships. Clearly, the Aussie is knocking on the door. Will 2015 finally be the year? Watch this weekend and find out.
“I’d take any Open Championship but if you are going to win one, it would be the ultimate to win it here. If you do, I think you could die a very happy man.”