Adam Scott happy he got 'beaten up' at Dundonald

Adam Scott

Adam Scott said he’s pleased he returned to play in the Scottish Open and that being ‘beaten up’ in the third round is good preparation for what could follow at the Open.

The 2013 Masters champion closed with a four-under-par 68 at Dundonald Links to finish three-under-par overall in what was his first Scottish Open appearance since 2009.

It came after a six-over-par 78 in brutal wet and windy conditions and Scott admitted that, while he struggled, he was pleased to be able to hit some shots he could have only done playing on a links course.

“I was beaten up yesterday,” he admitted. “But it’s been good. We might get some tough weather next week. It’s possible looking at the forecast and although yesterday wasn’t very enjoyable, it was nice to see my driver got 230 yards off the tee and my 2-iron go 180 yards. 

Adam Scott1

“You just don’t see that very often so you need to know that when the going gets tough, I’ll have something to refer to. I’ve played quite well for three rounds and I feel like my game’s in pretty fair shape.”

Before last year’s T43 finish at Royal Troon, Scott had finished inside the top ten at the previous four Open Championships, including the agonising runner-up finish at Royal Lytham & St Annes in 2012 where he bogeyed the last four holes to end up one behind Ernie Els.

His recent experiences, though, makes the Aussie feel he can certainly challenge for the Claret Jug next week.

“Getting back on track today was important so I can head into next week feeling like my game’s in the right place.

“I’m very comfortable at the Open. I feel like I’ve had a few chances over the last five years or so and let them slip. The big goal for me now is to get back into a position where I’ve got a chance and maybe this time I can hold on better than I have in the past.”

Share this Article

share-logo
twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
HOW TO PLAY BUNKER SHOTS LIKE A PRO
Bunker Play
play button
INSIDE THE SWING OF TOMMY FLEETWOOD | SWING ANALYSIS
Tommy Fleetwood
play button
THE CORRECT WAY TO REPAIR A PITCH MARK
Pitch Mark
play button
SHOULD YOU BE USING HONMA GOLF CLUBS? – TR21 X & T//WORLD GS review
Honma
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

Raging golf fans react to PGA Tour bonus scheme
Report: PGA Tour paying $40m bonus to "most influential pros"
New study reveals PGA Tour's highest all-time earner per shot
Monday Qualifier hopeful cards score over 100
Edinburgh municipal courses record huge spike in demand

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods: Inside his $41million Florida mansion
The very best pubs in St Andrews
The Scottish Golf Course Emoji Quiz!
24 lies every bad golfer tells
Doug Sanders: The extraordinary life of golf's original playboy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
A simple tip to help fight your slice
Watch
play button
Stop hooking the ball with a weaker grip
Watch
play button
Strike down on the ball for more consistency
Watch
play button
The correct grip will make your swing more consistent
Watch
See all videos right arrow