Scott does not travel on open moving day
The day after his 41st birthday, Scott had hoped to enjoy even sunnier and fairly benign conditions on the Kent Links course as he started Saturday’s “moving day” at one below par, at 10% pace. record set by South Africa. Louis Oosthuizen.
Instead, he only dropped lower on the board with his two calamities on the 4th and final hole, ensuring he ended up with a round of 73 over par, which left him at two for the championship.
Scott had set himself the weekend’s goal of two more rounds of 66 – the same one he recorded on his birthday on Friday – to put himself in the running, saying he was ready to produce the kind of round Norman did here in 1993 when he was the last Aussie to win the Claret Jug.
Scott allowed a three of 73 after two double bogeys in his round. PHOTO: Getty Images.
But while the winds weren’t as calm as the near-perfect conditions on Friday afternoon, Scott didn’t take advantage of the opportunities he carved out for himself and also suffered a calamity in the 4th to reach turn one. disappointing one in 36.
That left him tied for the championships, with his claim that he would need a “miracle” to claim to look more precise through the hole.
Scott’s fine iron game earned him birdie calls on each of the first three holes, but his missed putts were followed by his woes in the 4th par 4, where he hit a long uphill putt so weakly that he rolled to his feet.
Paired with his former world No.1 Justin Thomas, who also looked a bit flat as he recorded a 71 to leave himself at par for the week, Scott recovered to birdie the next hole but time was already counted for the Queenslander to have a real impact.
On the inside stretch, he again couldn’t convert any of his chances and had more problems on the last one to finish with six more.
– Ian Chadband
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