It’s come to light that after a three year long working relationship Adam Scott and Steve Williams will no longer be working together.
Australian Adam Scott made an announcement this morning saying that Williams’ dedication and professionalism have been without question and that he highly valued his friendship, but their priorities at this stage in their careers were different.
Williams joined Scott after Tiger Woods fired him in 2011 and after winning 13 majors. He then helped Scott to win The Masters in 2013 which Williams calls his career highlight.
It appears that Williams wants to spend more time with his family in New Zealand and is looking for more of a part-time role with a player.
Is there something fishy going on? Could Williams be getting with Tiger?
I’m sure we’ll find out sooner or later?
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Posted onMarch 5, 2014bymattd|Comments Off on Adam Scott Will Take No 1 Spot From Tiger With Win At Doral
As we head towards the second WGC Championship of the year Tiger Woods’ No.1 spot is looking ever more precarious as Adam Scott has the chance to overtake him with a win at the new-look Blue Monster course in Miami.
However, Tiger Woods does have to finish outside of the top seven, and if we know Tiger like we do, he will be doing everything in his powers not only to not finish outside the top seven but to actually win the tournament.
Woods’ fitness is a little unknown after his last round in the Honda Classic was cut short due to back spasms after the 13th hole, rumours were flying around that he had left the course because he was playing badly, but Tiger is not known for doing this and has always played on even if he is having a bad day.
If Adam Scott does managed to claim the top spot, he will become only the second Australian golfer after Greg Norman to achieve this since the ranking system started in 1986.
Scott ,who had a wonderful year in 2013 has looked like the complete player for a long time mow, and since his Masters win you feel he will be a threat in every major for the foreseeable future.
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Tiger Woods is set to make his third appearance of the year tonight as he tees it up in the Honda Classic and try’s to get his golf game in the best possible shape for the US Masters which is fast approaching now.
There is a high quality field out on show this week including Masters champion Adam Scott who will also be using this event to see where his game is at after an extended break from the game.
Woods has only managed finishes of 41st and 80th in his last two outings at Dubai and Torrey Pines respectively and is said to be surprised at well he’s been hitting the ball on the range and in practice.
There has been a lot of heavy rain in Florida recently so the course is expected to be playing a little tougher than normal and the greens are at a very even pace which the players will have to adjust to after playing on fast greens recently. There is more rain forecast today but the rest of the week is looking good.
Michael Thompson won this event last year but has only had two top 10 finishes and the last of those came in June at the Memorial Tournament.
My picks of the week would have to be Sergio Garcia and Rickie Fowler. Don’t say I didn’t tell you!
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Posted onJuly 22, 2013bymattd|Comments Off on Mickelson a Worthy Winner Of The Best Tournament In The World
Well we have a new Open champion in Phil Mickelson, and what a worthy winner he was too! Having hung around in the mix all week, he somehow managed to muster up a final round 66 to win by three shots and in his own words was ‘The round of my life’.
It was all looking very tight at the top of the leaderboard with about two hours of play left, Woods never really got the putter going, Westwood looked calm but just made too many mistakes to win a tournament of this magnitude, and Adam Scott made a move and then faded away.
There was a charge from Ian Pouter in the middle of his round which saw him get to one off the lead with others still out on the course, but he couldn’t sustain it and was clubhouse leader for a while at one over par.
But Mickelson made a late charge birdieing four out of the last six holes including a tremendous three on the last to comfortably seal victory to the delight of his waiting family and coach Butch Harmon.
Although I would have loved to see an Englishman win The Open, I think Mickelson has been a great ambassador for the game of golf, and he seems like a really great guy too, so good luck to him, and I think he’s got a few more in him yet!
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Posted onMay 9, 2013bymattd|Comments Off on The Players Championship Most Memorable Moment
The Players Championship is under way, and American Scott Stallings is five under par through only five holes! What an incredible start to the championship.
This event seems to bring the best out of players and we’ve had some great champions in the past who have given us some great moments including Greg Norman, Fred Couples, Nick Price, Adam Scott and Sergio Garcia, but the most memorable moment for me has to be when Tiger Woods holed that monster putt on the tough 17th hole back in 2001 and then went on to win the title. It really was a moment that I’ll never forget.
If you can’t remember that putt, here it is:
I wonder who the champion will be come Sunday? Will there be a defining moment that gives someone the edge going into the final few holes? The one thing for sure is that the winner here is a deserved winner and will have had to play some great golf to lift that trophy.
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Well it’s been a gripping season and we’ve seen some amazing moments. The majors have been fantastic, at The Masters we saw Bubba Watson play a miraculous shot from the trees in a play-off against Louis Oosthuizen to win his first major title. Webb Simpson held off Graeme McDowell to win the US Open. The Big Easy clinched victory at Royal Lytham after Adam Scott crumbled under pressure and of course the young unstoppable Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy won the The US PGA by an amazing eight shots!
The Ryder Cup was the highlight of the year for me, it was just an incredible performance in hostile conditions in Chicago. The team all pulled together and produced the greatest comeback in sporting history after an amazing performance from Ian Poulter in the fourballs on the Saturday evening.
Also we’ve had the whole debacle over the long putter which looks like it is going to be outlawed in 2016 and is going to change the game massively in my opinion seeing that a lot of top players in the world use them. Will they carry on using it up until 2016? Or will they try and make the change early to prepare for the change? I’m sure it will all become clear next year!
It’s back to British soil this week for the Open ChampionErnie Els, who hopes a return to the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship can reignite his form again.
The ‘big easy’s’emotional victory at Royal Lytham & St Annes this summer has been followed by some lackluster performances, and he has not recorded a top-20 finish since Adam Scott made a mess of the final few holes at The Open to hand Els a fourth Major Championship.
Els is hoping that his return to links golf could bring back the memories of July and spark his golf off again. This week will see him playing three different courses, St Andrews, Carnoustie and Kingsbarns. It’s always a good week in the golfing calender and has produced some unlikely winners in the past.
“It’s great to be back,” he said. “Nice to see the sun shining. I haven’t played links obviously since July, so I’m really looking forward to catching up with friends and hopefully playing good golf.
Catch the action on Sky Sports from tomorrow morning!
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We’re coming to the end of the major season already and I for one can’t believe where the time has gone. The PGA Championship starts on the 9th August at the Ocean Course in Kiawah Island.
Still can’t believe it was nearly four months ago we saw Bubba Watson hit that amazing miracle shot from out of the trees in a play-off with Louis Oosthuizen at Augusta National to claim the Green Jacket and The Masters title.
We then saw Webb Simpson claim the US Open and his first major title at the Olympic Club in San Francisco pipping Northern Ireland’s Graeme McDowell by one shot around a very tough golf course.
Of course fresh in our memory still is the Open Championship at Royal Lytham and St Annes which brought us great drama in the final stages and saw Adam Scott crumble under pressure to let Big Ernie win. All eyes were on Tiger Woods that week, and he did show signs of form and was in contention before a triple bogey in the final round left him with too much to do.
With so many of the top ranked players in the world not performing in the majors this year, will they see this as a chance to end the major season on high? The likes of Luke Donald and Lee Westwood will be hoping so, maybe just maybe they will get that monkey off their back!
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Ernie Els and Adam Scott will be reunited for the first time since their Open Championship battle at this week’s WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. Adam Scott will be defending his title and will also want to bounce back after the disappointment at Royal Lytham & St Annes a fortnight ago.
The big easy won his fourth Major Championship at Scott’s expense, but the Australian from Adelaide will be looking to get revenge upon his return to Akron, having beaten a world-class field to seal his maiden World Golf Championship title there 12 months ago.
Els who has twice won the WGC-Cadillac Championship – boasts a relatively modest record at Firestone Country Club, with a fifth place finish on his first appearance back in 1999 his best performance in 12 visits to Ohio. Plus I think Els will still be on high from The Open and his mind won’t quite be on the job and he will struggle this week.
I’m going to be bold and go for a Adam Scott win, I think he will desperate to prove he can bounce back from what happened two weeks ago, not only to himself but to his peers.
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