10 Sep 2021 | Professional golf |

Scott finds familiar feels at Wentworth

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Adam Scott is amused by his hole-out for birdie at the 15th. Photo: Getty

By European Tour Media

Adam Scott had a familiar face on the bag as the Australian made bright starts on day one of the 2021 BMW PGA Championship.

Scott, who is teeing it up at Wentworth Golf for the first time since 2006, had coach and brother-in-law Brad Malone on the bag and their partnership produced results, with the Australian carding a seven under par 65.

Scott made eight birdies including a hole-out with a wedge at the 15th, and he is just a shot from the lead through round one.

"It worked good today, so we'll see how the next three days go," he said. "But he's caddied for me once before and he likes getting in there and having a look and seeing what's going on every once in a while on the course."

He added: "A lot of really good, solid stuff. Generally it was fairways and greens. There wasn't too much squirrely stuff, although a couple of wedges coming in could have been better.

"Then on 15, I got out of jail and made an incredible three. Nice to get the break and take advantage of it. I definitely thought the first ball was out of bounds but it must have clouded around in the trees and dropped down.

"The second ball actually night not have been any better off the tee but found the first one and punched it up there. That was a good shot, hit it 50 yards and flicked it straight at the hole."

Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Christiaan Bezuidenhout fired a pair of 64s to lead the way at Wentworth.

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