Miami - Adam Scott secured his 12th PGA Tour victory at The Honda
Classic at PGA National on Sunday.
at the Northern Trust Open, Scott came equal second, one shot behind Bubba
at The Honda Classic, Scott turned the tables on his rivals to beat Sergio Garcia
by a solitary shot.
It was an
epic day of golf for the amicable Aussie, topping off a very successful week.
At the end
of day three, Scott was asked by a member of the crowd how many majors he was
going to win this year. He held up two fingers (not in the "up yours" version, but
more to the side!).
this confidence into the final day, carding an even par 70 to finish on 9-under, with Garcia falling just short on 8-under, after birdieing the 18th.
only Scott's third tournament using the short putter after the R&A banned
the use of the long putter in 2016.
attributed his new short putting technique to fellow Aussie golf pro, Brett
shared with Scott his unique putting grip during the Australian Masters at the
end of 2014.
tried the technique with the short putter briefly in 2015 before returning to
the long putter.
Scott's stated goals at the end of 2015, was to become the world's best putter
by April this year.
getting closer to his goal with every round.
confidence with the flat stick appears to be also growing.
"I hit a lot of
great putts again today."
improvements with the putter are not going unnoticed by golfing aficionados.
NBC's Gary Koch gushed on air during the final round, "If
Adam Scott continues to putt anywhere near the way we saw him this week, I think
he is in for a big year."
clearly motivated to continue the improvements in his game.
"It's been a
lot of hard work and I feel like I've made a lot of good moves in the last six
months and I want to keep it going."
started previous new seasons strongly. However, he feels that he is more able
to capitalise on this powerful start now.
know how to use the confidence of a win early in the season better now with my
able to lessen the pressure on himself for the tough six weeks ahead culminating
with the Masters at Augusta.
amazing. Hopefully I haven't peaked too early!"
second that sentiment Adam regarding peaking too early!
forward to seeing him in action during 2016 as his putting continues to improve
along with his already high standard of ball striking.
suggest that all the young guns (Fowler, Day, Spieth, McIlroy) will be keeping
a very watchful eye on Adam Scott over the next few months.
great 2016 is in store for the game of golf!