Adam Scott out of FedEx Cup contention – file photo
After such an encouraging week in Greensboro last week, any hope Adam Scott had of advancing further in the FedEx Cup Playoffs has been extinguished after he missed the cut in the opening Playoff event, the Northern Trust.
Scott, who had won over this layout previously, began the week well with an opening round of 67 on Thursday and was still comfortably placed making the turn in round two.
A wild drive at the 10th however led to a double bogey and when he again was forced to take a penalty at the 15th he racked up yet another double bogey and although he birdied the 17th he was unable to birdie the last and missed the cut by one.
Scott has slipped from 82nd to 90th in the projected FedEx Cup standings and, needing to be inside the top 70 to make it to next week’s BMW Championship, his 2021 PGA Tour season is over.
Scott was unavailable for comment after his round but earlier in the week he described his thoughts after last week’s near miss after being beaten in a playoff.
“Yeah, it’s a weird one. Because I had been so frustrated with where my game had been sitting for most of the year, there was a really high level of satisfaction of just playing well on the weekend, and honestly, until the playoff, I had no expectation to win that tournament at all, and then I really put my mind into winning it.
“It’s probably the least upset I’ve been to not win a tournament — or to lose a tournament, if you want to say that, because I just feel like it’s been such a grind and I am pleased to somewhat feel like myself on the golf course again. So I wasn’t punching anything this time.”
That form did not carry over to this week however and the chances to grab some of the FedEx Cup Playoff riches are gone.
Cameron Smith leads the Australians in 25th place, while Cameron Davis and Marc Leishman in 46th place were the only two other Australians to make the cut.
Jason Day and Matt Jones also missed the cut, Day’s season now over while for Jones he has enough points to make it into the BMW Championship next week.