Going into the Masters this week, we all thought it would be tough to top the playoff from the 2012 Masters. Little did we know that Adam Scott was fully prepared to topple those memories with one of his own.
In a Masters that didn’t really take shape until the final few holes on Sunday, it came down to two men in a playoff for the second-straight year at Augusta National.
And after the heartbreak at the 2012 British Open roughly nine months ago, Scott was finally able to break through with his first Major championship win, making birdie on the second sudden-death playoff hole over Angel Cabrera.
It’s a win that anyone who follows golf expected years ago. When Scott captured the 2003 Players Championship at just 23 years old, the world was put on notice that he was going to be the new challenger to Tiger Woods. And while Scott certainly has won his fair share of tournaments around the world, it was the Major championships that eluded him.
That was until Sunday, when Scott birdied the 72nd hole which turned out to be the putt to get him into a playoff with Cabrera. And then a birdie putt again on the second playoff hole gave him the Masters victory.
The swing that everyone in golf agrees is the best, finally has the hardware to that everyone thought he would achieve.
And at just 32 years old, Scott has plenty of good years of golf ahead of him, now with the added confidence of knowing he can get it done on the biggest stage in the world.
Don’t expect Scott to go several years without winning another Major championship, if ever at all. No, expect him to be back in the mix for the next several years, and if he wins three, four, or five more don’t be surprised.
Really. We mean that.
The swing is too good to produce anything other than positive results. And with Scott now preparing for tournaments better and improving the short game, specifically the putting, it looks as if we could be at the beginning of witnessing something that may predicted.
Scott now has roughly 365 days to figure out what he wants to serve at the champions dinner next year. Next up is the 2013 U.S. Open from Merion.