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Scott moves up in playoff race

Adam Scott
Adam Scott on his way to 65 at Liberty National today. Image: Getty

Adam Scott has positioned himself nicely in the race for the $US15 million Fedex Cup bonus with a brilliant finish at The Northern Trust at Liberty National today.

Scott made seven birdies in his closing 65, the equal-low round of the day, to finish fifth in the US PGA Tour’s first playoff event of the 2018-19 season.

After making birdie putts at the 16th and 17th today, he had another good chance at the 18th to tie the lead at 14-under par. But it burned the hole and in any case, Patrick Reed and Abraham Ancer, the reigning Emirates Australian Open champion from Mexico, moved ahead beyond that.

Ancer birdied the 17th to get within a shot of the 2018 Masters champion Reed, but the American closed it out with class, posting 16-under to win by one and move into second spot on the Fedex Cup points table.

Scott is now ranked 14th on the points table having come into the week at 21st.

The top 70 go to the BMW Championship this week followed by the Tour Championship for the top 30 in Atlanta the following week.

Three Australians made the BMW – Scott, Marc Leishman (ranked 16th) and Jason Day (50th), despite the latter two missing the cut at Liberty National.

Three have finished their seasons. Cameron Smith (tied-59th) did not do enough and nor did Matt Jones (tied-30th) and Aaron Baddeley withdrew because of a back injury.


Posted by Craig Swinstead at
12/08/2019 05:03 PM
Adam Scott's putter should be an embarrassment to all Australians. I will oppose him until he uses a short putter like the real golfers. It is an abomination, it looks disgusting and is against the spirit of golf. The putter should be the shortest club in the bag. End of story.

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