Another Week Another Win
Fresh of his Australian PGA victory, Adam Scott’s surged onward in his bid to win the triple crown of Australian golf by successfully defending his Australian Masters title. The Aussie PGA and Masters are the first two legs of this feat. Scott will play in Sydney in two weeks in an attempt to complete the Kangaroo Slam by winning the Emirates Australia Open.
Unlike last week at his homeland’s PGA, the Australian Masters had a pretty nice field. Several top ranked players made the trek to Oz to play the event as a warm up for next week’s World Cup of Golf. Matt Kuchar was there and finished 2nd to Scott. He’s already had enough fun with TMZ and his strange journey across the globe. Now Matt will play with Gary Woodland in the World Cup next week and represent the United States. My favorite human bag of shit, Vijay Singh, was also in the field and finished 3rd. Aussie Marc Leishman and Zimbabwe native Brendon de Jonge finished in the top ten as well.
Scott didn’t dominate the same way he did a week ago. He was sharp, but merely played level par golf in the final round. Scores of 67-66-66 were enough in the first 3 rounds to build a lead and hold on. The challenge of winning the next Aussie major, the Australian Open, isn’t all that is left on Scott’s mind. He’s next playing in the World Cup with partner Jason Day, but he has admitted that the Open in Sydney is on his mind. Of course, the so-called triple crown does not include the World Cup. This 3 tourney treat was first made an expression when Robert Allenby won each event in 2005. Scott remembers Allenby’s run and wants to replicate it, badly.
No more jokes in this post. Sorry. It’s not the time or the place. Jason Day has been away from his wife and young son in Ohio for some time while competing overseas in his home country’s majors. Last week a dangerous and destructive typhoon destroyed parts of the Philippines where several members of Day’s family live. News broke to day that JD lost 8 family members in the storm. Day has stated that he will still compete in the World Cup with Adam Scott to represent his country, but will do so with a heavy heart.
Day made the following statement to address the tragedy:
“My family and I are thankful for all who have reached out with their prayers and concern. We feel devastated for all who have been affected by this horrific tragedy.”
Day’s mother confirmed to a local news outlet that his uncle, grandmother and six cousins died in the typhoon. The storm that hit the island nation has now been blamed for over 4,000 deaths with thousands still unaccounted for.
If you watch the World Cup this week and you’re not Australian, it will be easy to put your patriotism aside and root for Day. I hope he can keep it together mentally and play well.