Scott shows Importance of PatienceInto the Rough > Golf Features
Published 05/11/2013 20:46:22
Adam Scott's experiences over the past two years proved invaluable at the PGA Grand Slam of Golf last week as the Australian came from behind to beat US Open champ Justin Rose late on.
Scott, who claimed the Masters title earlier this season, has learned from his panicked collapse at the 2012 Open, where he infamously bogeyed the last four holes to hand Ernie Els victory at Lytham.
His Augusta victory proved he'd got over that nightmare and, last Sunday in Bermuda, fans of online football betting witnessed how it has come to aid his game. Trailing Rose with just three holes to play, it seemed the 33-year-old would have to settle for second place.
However, Rose bogeyed on the 16th to give Scott a chance that he rightly jumped at, carding a glorious eagle on the 17th in Port Royal to finish on 64 and win by two shots.
What Scott had last weekend that Rose didn't was patience and it shows the Australian learned that from previous mistakes. Of course, even with a steady mind Betfair betting fans don't expect you to hit a late eagle but Scott's magnificent comeback was just reward for his persistence.
As for Rose, it was an uncharacteristic mistake from the Englishman that let his PGA rival leap past, but also a lesson learned. Rose tried to force the issue on the 16th rather than stay safe and make Scott win the round. It's a tactic Scott himself tried against Els at the Open and look what happened there .
Expect Rose to play more conservatively if he takes the lead in Dubai later next month and hit the ball clean with pars in mind. There's no point forcing the issue if it's not yours to force and many of us thought Rose had learned that at Merion.