Oosthuizen and Adam Scott Duel
No doubt that the HSBC Championship is going to be quite a task for the judges to decide who walks away with the title after Adam Scott and Louis Oosthuizen both stood up to the number one spot after the first round. The 32-year-old ace showcased an impressive seven-fewer than 65 and went on to share Louis Oosthuizen, the South African golfer’s place at the leader-board.
Although Oosthuizen at first let his clubs do the talking by rising from the 10th position at round 1 by means of late birdies at the par-five seventh and ninth places, Adam Scott was the show stealer afterwards after his incredible finishing move went gold. He two-putted for birdie after his two-iron approach helped him reach the green fringe. More points came in for him at the par-three eighth where he landed the golf ball inside the pin’s one foot with his tee shot.
At the ninth, his approaches were fiercer with his trusted two-iron and he could get his eagle putt sink perfectly performed and completed the round. An inward 31 was the result of that master shot. The approach was made within 12 feet and such a shot was worth a watch.
Adam Scott is in high spirits after such a performance and is hopeful about his start and his performance which mostly were adorned with good shots. He has five par-fives to his collection and he is hopeful that this will help him out with his game to take the lead. On being questioned whether he was following the 80s model blades to take the long-range approach, a complete denial came from his side. He said that he uses a more modified version of the two-iron. Now all eyes are on him than on the 2010 Open Championship winner Oosthuizen.