Adam Scott is playing well. His swing looks as Tiger-esque as ever and he seems to be steering the ball around the tight launch corridors of the newly renovated TPC Four Seasons Las Colinas course in Irving, Texas quite well. His three-shot will be enough for him to win today. The course is playing too difficult for anyone to catch Scott.
A few things surprised me about the Tournament:
1) The course was really green.
I had only seen pictures of the course from pre-tournament when the fairways looked to be as hard as the runways at DFW and the was more brown grass than green. The course looks great, and consequently, makes for great TV viewing.
2) The players were bombing it.
The telecast followed Ryan Moore and Adam Scott for most of the afternoon. They were just punishing the golf ball. Guys were reaching a par five with short irons. Fun to watch after what the Masters gave us.
Despite the long bombs, this Championship is turning out to be one of the toughest tests of golf of the year. What used to be thought of as a birdie extravaganza is now playing as tough as a Major. You just don’t see eight under leading at a typical PGA Tour event after 54 holes. 18 maybe, but not 54.
3) Sergio Garcia is in the Hunt?
Sergio shot the second lowest round of the tournament yesterday – a 65 – despite hitting only two of thirteen fairways. It would be nice to see him regain some confidence via results. He’s taken quite beating since his immature actions after losing the 2007 British Open.
With that said, if Sergio is in the hunt at four under, then a heap of other guys are too:
Bart Bryant, Kevin Southerland (no relation to “24″ star Kiefer), Charley Hoffman, and Ryan Moore are all tied at five under.
Sergio Garcia, Dudley Hart, and Jesper Parnevik are at four under.
The best Scott may have to do to win today is shoot one or two under. It’s going to take a great round on a tough final day from one of the other guys to catch up to him.