Australian golfer Adam Scott has moved to second place in the Official Golf World Rankings following his successful play at The Barclays, the first in a series of four playoff events of the season ending FedEx Cup that will crown the FedEx Cup champion at the Tour Championship.
The first ever Australian to win the US Masters, Scott pocketed a handsome payday of $ 1.4 million thanks to some brilliant all round display at the Liberty National Golf Club and can look forward to the Deutsche Bank Championship this weekend as he aims to end the season which saw him win his first ever major title on a high.
With three tournaments still to go on the US PGA Tour, Scott, who won the US Masters back in April, is in a prime position to challenge the authority of a certain Tiger Woods at the top of the Official World Golf Rankings and with the American expected to sit out of the Deutsche Bank Championship, Adam Scott will know he has a good enough chance to close the gap on Tiger Woods at the top of the rankings.
Scott has already won $ 4.6 million this year in a season where he has been extremely consistent and apart from his win at the US Masters, he has also earned nine finishes in the top 25 as well. And having been pushed so hard by the likes of Justin Rose and Tiger Woods for the title, Scott seemed very surprised that he managed to hold out till the end.
Speaking to the media, Adam Scott stated that the feeling hasn’t sunk in yet, and added that the year has been a great one for him and he is looking forward to adding some more silverware to his collection before the year is out.
When it comes to golf, then some mention has to be made of Martin Kaymer. Born of German descent, he was ranked the number one, when he became the runner up of WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship in 2011. He is the member of the European tour.
Martin Kaymer was in the news recently, when he broke par in all the four days at the most difficult and coveted TPC Four Seasons Resort course, at the Nelson. Only another player matched Kaymer’s accomplishment, and that was Sang-moon Bae, who went on to become the winner in this tournament. Kaymer ended his play at joint fifth, and it is not that big a deal in the golfing world, it is indeed a headliner because it’s his top ten for the first time in an official PGA Tour.
And this has indeed been termed as one of the biggest accomplishments on Martin Kaymer’s part as a couple of years back, he had fallen backwards, and did not improve quite as much as everyone was hoping he would. His finishes in all the PGA Tour events also did not stir much attention as they weren’t all that great. What he is known for mostly is the fact that he has done brilliantly in the last three years at the Accenture Match Play Championship. But what he has done here at Nelson is really commendable as he overcame the Whistling Straits over Bubba Watson during the playoffs.
Another bit of news that is making the rounds in the golfing circuit is the fact that whether Kaymer prefers joining forces with Marcel Siem at the World Cup held in Royal Melbourne. This is because he did extremely well in Round 4 as he was playing with paired German partner Siem, and he aced the round. So this remains to be seen.