Adam’s Australia’s Number One Golfer Once Again

Adam Scott is once again Australia's top ranked golfer after overtaking compatriot Jason Day. Will the world number 4 continue his rise in 2015?

Adam Scott’s return to golf was good but could have been great as he finished tied for fourth at the World Golf Championships, his first tournament since that dramatic play off defeat at the Australian Masters in December. Scott’s top five finish though has seen him become Australia’s top ranked player once more as he overtook Jason Day. The latter who finished the tournament tied for 31st is now fifth in the World with Adam at number four.

Scott’s Falls Short Despite Final Round Surge

Adam Scott may have been feeling refreshed after a break from playing Golf but he admitted the competitive rust may have cost him a chance of victory at the World Golf Championships, which was taken out by American Dustin Johnson. Scotty started the final round in Florida eight shots off the leader but after firing on the Front Nine he found himself just four shots off the pace. But a Bogey early at the eleventh hole put the Aussie back out of touch and his attacking approach to try and close the gap didn’t pay off. The 34 year old finished on four under for the tournament, five shots behind the champion.

Scott Switches to Short Putter

With longer Putters illegal from 2016; Adam Scott has a year to bid his broomhandle goodbye and reacquaint himself with the shorter stick… It took him less than 4 days! The Queenslander had a conventional putter in his hand for the first time in four years and appeared to make a seamless transition. His greens play was among the top 15 players at the Championship and he looked comfortable using the short putter despite having the long lever in his bag. Scott who many believe was a consistent putter with the shorter club, before making the switch, confirmed he’ll continue to keep putting conventionally in coming tournaments.                                                                                                             “That’s the plan. I think I putted very well overall and feel very comfortable with where I’m at with it. “I’ve got to test it the next couple weeks again, and hopefully it keeps improving and I’ll have a red-hot putter by the Masters.”

Scott Shooting for Another Green Jacket

So now’s he back in the swing will the world number four be able to drive his way further up the rankings in 2015? With his compatriot Day one spot behind him, the competition might just spur both players to big victories at one of the big events of the season. The first major is the is the Masters next month where Scott’s donned the green jacket before. Can Adam add to add to his collection?