Scott rues errors
Adam Scott blames a poor second round for not putting up more of a fight at the Open Championship.
While the world number one would recover nicely to card a final round six under 66, the damage had already been done in the middle of the tournament.
A second round 73 made it difficult for the Australian to make a comeback. Then in the third round, he struggled to get off the mark, carding nine pars in a row, while the leaders were busy sinking birdies, before a double bogey on the par five tenth effectively ended his hopes.
“I’m disappointed but you can get on the wrong side of the draw every now and then,” said the 34-year-old, who came second at Lytham St Annes two years ago.
“But I still feel like I probably could have done a better job of limiting the damage on Friday when it was pretty tough out there.
“I did by shooting one-over but I could have shot a few better than that and then I could have done better yesterday on the front nine as well. It was a slow start when everyone was really going gangbusters. So, that’s the way it is.”
His final round included an impressive back nine, where five birdies would see him move up the leaderboard to tie for fifth with fellow Australian Mark Lieshman.
“I mean momentum is such a big thing and I had a very stagnant 27 holes in the middle of the tournament and that’s tough to recover from,” he added.
“I’m going to give myself a little bit of a break and say that, it was such a lopsided draw this week having only a couple guys in the top 25 play on my side of the draw,” he said.
“It makes it hard to compete when Rory [McIlroy] has obviously played two beautiful rounds, being nine back and really nice conditions over the next two days is very hard to catch up.”
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