World number seven Adam Scott is eager to continue his great season when he tees it up at Colonial Country Club this week for the long-standing event that sports a new name this year, the Dean & DeLuca Invitational.
‘It’s a great venue, great golf course, a course I very much enjoy, especially having won just a couple of years ago. Try and keep the good vibes going here. It’s exciting with a new sponsor this year,’ he said.
‘Hopefully another great event and the weather holds up for us. The course is in great shape, so I’m really looking forward to getting going…into the summer with a lot of important golf to play.’
The Australian has been overshadowed by countryman Jason Day this year, but Scott will be hoping that he is the one making headlines this week. A great season has resulted in the Adelaide-born golfer not missing a single cut in 11 starts on the PGA Tour. This has translated into two wins (back-to-back), two runners-up spots, four further top-10 finishes, and another seven top-25s.
Despite these excellent results, a tie for 42nd at the Masters was disappointing for the 35-year-old and he admitted as much. ‘Yeah, I think I just kind of played so much in the spring and ran out of gas at the Masters.’
The 2013 green jacket winner feels that he is returning to his best. Top-20 performances at the Wells Fargo Championship and Players Championship have woken his hunger.
‘I have just been trying to rest up and get that fresh kind of feeling happening again. It’s been balanced with enough recovery time and kind of got that spring back in my step the last couple weeks. I was really close at Wells Fargo and The Players, just didn’t quite put it all together. I putted well a couple days and not the best the others, but it’s been a good week off, and I feel like it’ll be a nice week to put it all together here.’
If the former world number one does have his game in order at Colonial Country Club, it will be difficult to see him not being in contention alongside the likes of Jordan Spieth, man-in-form Matt Kuchar, and two-time champion Zach Johnson.