Tour Report: No. 17: Adam Scott

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2013 PREVIEW: Adam Scott overtook Ian Poulter with a final-round 67 to win the Talisker Masters in his homeland in November but 2012 will always be remembered for the one the Aussie let slip away. So after finishing 15th or better in all four majors, including that career-high but disappointing solo second at the British Open, Scott will looking to take the next step in 2013.

2012 DEFINING MOMENT: Scott opened with a 64 and was nothing short of dominating at Royal Lytham & St. Annes, taking a four-stroke lead into the final round and poised for his first major title in 46 starts. He self-destructed with bogeys on the final four holes, though, and Ernie Els walked away wtih the Claret Jug for the second time in his career. He bounced back well with two top 10s in the FedExCup Playoffs on the way to a 25th-place finish overall. –- Helen Ross, PGATOUR.COM

ALBERS’ QUICK TAKE: The British Open was filled with conflicting emotions for me. I was thrilled Ernie Els had won but felt terrible The Open had slipped away from Adam. Everyone likes Adam Scott. All the girls want to date him; all the guys want to swing like him. — Fred Albers, SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio

BOLTON’S FANTASY OUTLOOK: The Aussie took an $865K hit in salary, which means it’s time to reinvest at $2.899 million. For critics that want to cite a lost opportunity at the British Open, I circle top-15s in all four majors and THE PLAYERS, and another appearance in the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola. Because he (still) hasn’t won a major, some gamers are led to believe that his fantasy value is somehow disappointing, but go ahead and let them buy into that narrow-minded evaluation. — Rob Bolton, PGATOUR.COM Fantasy expert

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2012 QUICK REVIEW

Regular Season ranking
32nd

Final Playoffs ranking
25th

Best finishes 2nd British Open
By the Numbers
Starts: 16
Cuts made: 15
Rounds played: 58
Top-10 finishes: 5
Money List rank: 25th
TOUR ranking
Driving distance: 10th
Driving accuracy: 123rd
Greens in regulation: 50th
Strokes gained-putting: 148th
Scoring average: 6th

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