Scott struggles with his Pathetic Putting

Adam Scott played quite neatly in Boston but his putting was so disastrous that he couldn’t win in the final round. South African golfer Louis Oosthuizen topped the leaderboard when the third round ended and Scott was 12 shots behind him. Now that is a long gap!

Scott proved to be totally in control with ball striking this week. The world no. 9 held the first place in striking the ball. Not only was he good in ball striking, but he was placed at the third spot in driving distance and greens in regulation. Again he held the fifth position in shot accurateness and closeness to the hole.

Now when you look at these kinds of statistics you are quite sure that this man is going to rank in the top 5. But Scott’s putting was so horrible that he couldn’t manage to get a place in the top 5. He was positioned at the 61st place among the 78 players in field putting.

The 32-year Queenslander never seemed to get rid of his putting problem. Though he won 19 times across the world but when it came to putting he always suffered. Adam Scott’s best performance came in USPGA Tour when he ranked 90th in putting per round. This makes it crystal why he was unable to make a better impact.

Besides all these, Scott may be going back to use short putter because the legitimacy of a long putter is placed under question and the governing bodies of golf are seriously thinking of banning it from 2016 onwards. Adam Scott was positioned at the 176th and 174th place respectively in the previous two seasons when he used the short putter. So according to sources, Scott is still thinking of using a long putter despite the short one.

Inspite of having all these trouble, Scott is pretty sure of winning the FedEx Cup as he is now making it a bird’s eye.

Phil Mickelson Admits to Lack of Focus

Although it might come as a surprise to golf fans around the world, but American golfer Phil Mickelson has been enduring a tough time with his game of late, struggling to come up with the goods on most of the occasions. However, this is not the first time that the lefty has been struggling with his swing; still, he has been going through one of the most barren stretches of his long career over the last two months.

It all started with the W/D at Memorial and since then, Mickelson has missed out on the weekend action in all but two of his six starts on the PGA Tour. He even went eight consecutive rounds without managing even a par score, before he salvaged some pride at the Scottish Open earlier in the month by stringing together two solid rounds.

However, the positives e took from the Scottish Open counted for nothing as Phil Mickelson ended up missing the cut at The Open Championship, which concluded recently at Turnberry which has seen questions raised about his mental strength. And Mickelson has admitted at CBS This Morning during a conversation with Charlie Rose that he has been struggling with the lack of focus on his game recently.

Mickelson is almost certain to take part in the World Golf Championship – Bridgestone Invitational before heading off to take part in the PGA Championship. Speaking about his lack of form, Mickelson stated that he has been struggling with a lack of focus over the last couple of months. He even admitted that he had spent some time introspecting after missing the cut at The Open Championship recently.

Phil Mickelson even admitted that he has been lethargic of late, adding that he must get his head in the right position with so many important events coming up.

Kaymer looking to improve

Twenty seven year old and former world number one Martin Kaymer has announced this week that he intends to play in the BMW PGA championship.

The German golfer is said to be excited about the competition has he takes the field in what will be a tough contest as golfers such as Luke Donald, Ian pouter , Lee Westwood and US Open winner Rory McIlroy will be joining Kaymer on the field of play.

Kaymer was shocked by England’s Richard Finch who ranked two hundred and eighteenth in the world pull of a miraculous victory at the world match play event in Finca Cortesin in Spain, denying the German a play in the last sixteen.

With this loss in mind The German born in Mettman is looking forward to improving in the competition ahead of a rider cup and hopes to collect some much needed world ranking points which are up for grabs in the European tour tournament. Kaymer has had ten European tour victories in his career and is certainly a strong candidate for this BMW PGA championship match-up. Kaymer was said be glad other top golfers will be at the event which will make a victory so much sweeter should he be victorious.

Having made a shaky end of last year, without ever really getting out of the blocks until January this year and since has been on much better form, finishing well in the Accenture match play championship and coming 7th at the Maybank Malaysian open. The German Golf pro usually puts in a strong performance on English territory and so hopes to challenge at the top of the competition hoping to gain his fourth top ten tournament finish of this year.

Johnson to Make Return at Month’s End

Former world number one Tiger Woods and Dustin Johnson have both confirmed that they will be a part of the lineup of the Memorial Tournament at the end of this month, which will be their only other professional assignment in May.

The tournament will see Woods making an effort to better his last result at the US PGA Players Championship where he finished well behind the field in a tournament where he excelled previously, in preparation for the US Open that takes place in June in San Francisco.

As for Johnson, this will be the first tournament that he will be taking part in more than two months during which he sat in his home in an attempt to recover from the surgery in his knee which he had during the off season to repair a damaged cartilage that had been giving some trouble over the last season.

In a statement released by Dustin Johnson to the press, he said that he cannot wait to get back on to the greens. The statement also read that he had come into this calendar year with plenty of personal goals, one of which was to make it to the Ryder Cup team for the United States team but having missed so much of action, he is much behind in the leader board and hence, will have a lot of catching up to do.

At present, Johnson is sitting in the 21st position in the rankings for the US Ryder Cup team, but in spite of the fact, he is in a strong position to be one of Davis Love III, the captain’s three wildcard picks in the event he fails to qualify for the event, if Dustin Johnson manages to show some good bit of form on the course between now and September.

KAYER BACKS MCILROY

Former world number one golfer Martin Kaymer has insisted that being the number one player in the world is a very big deal, implying that you are the best golfer in the world and all of the others are after your spot at the top of the pile.

Kaymer became the world’s number one golfer last year after he finished second to Luke Donald in the World Golf Championships: Accenture Match Play Championships last February but he had already secured the top spot after his Quarter Final win and the final hardly mattered for him.
But according to Kaymer, he would have loved to cap off his status as the number one player in the world with victory in the World Golf Championships when he had the opportunity.

After he scaled the heights of the golfing world, he received a call from fellow German Bernhard Langer, who became the first ever player to hold the number one spot after the introduction of the ranking system in 1986 and the only other German to become the world number one.

It has been revealed how he advised his countryman Martin Kaymer to keep himself within a very close circle and keep on honing his skills to hold on to the top spot and Kaymer has sent out the same message to new world number one Rory McIlroy of Ireland after he climbed to the top of the rankings a couple of weeks back.

Having been there and done everything at the top, Kaymer also suggested to McIlroy that he had a target on his head now and every other player would come after him, just the way Luke Donald came after him to take the number one crown and Martin Kaymer is hopeful that the 212 year old has the mettle in him to stay at the top for a long, long time.

STRICKER MAKES HIS MARK

Steve Stricker has not been having the taste of success and victory of late, but has sure made a mark in the golfing circuit with his victory at the Tournament of three.

His performance in this tournament was not outstanding from the beginning as well and was actually going downhill when a sudden turn of events changed the entire game. Two birdies, one after the other, were good enough to help Steve gain his focus and concentration and he finally managed to end up winning the game.

Steve Stricker had his 12th victory after winning the Tournament of three Championships and became quite emotional after he went on to hold the cup. With tears in his eyes he showed his contentment and excitement and hoped to continue this winning spree for quite some time now. This victory became his 8th win in the last 50 tournaments that he has taken part in.

Steve Stricker has realized the fact that this win would not have been possible if luck had not favored him towards the end with the two birdie shots. He needs to focus right from the start of the game and ensure that he gets to a pretty good position at the initial stages of the game so that he does not have to worry and put in excessive pressure to confirm his victory in the game.

The best part of this victory was the support he received from his friends and family which were actually the strong folds of support. The warm hug was quite comforting and this only goes on to make him feel their importance. His only hope now is to continue the winning spree and gain as many trophies as he can.

SCOTT WINS INVITATIONAL

Australian Adam Scott finished a brilliant four days of golf after he won the World Golf Championship Bridgestone Invitational 17 with a bogey free round of sixty five.

He won this prestigious championship a mere four shots ahead of his rivals Rickie Fowler and Luke Donald, who both finished at 13 under par.

Scott started off the Bridgestone Invitational well with an eight under par round of 62, one shot off the course record. After having started this tournament well, he failed to capitalize on his advantage and could not extend his lead as he hit a level par of seventy in the second round. This dismal performance in the second round allowed his rivals to close in on him. Rickie Fowler, Ryan Moore and Keegan Bradley joined Adam Scott at the head of the leader board of the tournament at eight under par.

Adam Scott improved his performance in the third round to regain the top position at the leader board. He played a round of sixty six with both Jason Day and Ryo Ishikawa a mere shot behind him at eleven under par.

On the last day of the Bridgestone Invitational, Adam Scott paired up with Ryo Ishikawa who was at the second place and was aiming to win the tournament and become the youngest golfer to have won the PGA tour in a hundred years. But Adam Scott did not let that happen as he finished with a brilliant five under par sixty five and finished at seventeen for the Bridgestone Invitational tournament.

This win was very important for the Australian as it helped him gain a solid reputation and also the fact that the prize money for this tournament in total was $8,500,000. Of this amount, the winner Adam Scott took home a handsome $1,400,000. The joint runners up, Luke Donald and Rickie Fowler both took home grand $665,000 prize money.