Friday 8th April
I just wanted to post a quick blog tonight.
I've had a good week and looking forward to getting started tomorrow.
I arrived in Augusta late last week and was able to get three full days of practice before the tournament week started.
This is always such a special time of year and there truly isn't anything better than coming back to Augusta. It's hard to believe it's my 10th appearance!
Course, as always, is in really good condition but this week it looks even better.
I'll be out early, tee off at 8:40am and I'll be playing with Nick Watney and Dustin Johnson.
I played in the Par 3 Contest today with Justin Rose...had closest to the pin on the 5th hole.
The crowds were huge and atmosphere electric.
You could already hear the roars!
Nice low key dinner tonight and off to bed early. See you guys out there tomorrow! If you haven't checked it out there some pretty good photos posted on my facebook page from this week.
Tuesday 22nd MarchIt's been a good couple of weeks. I've been in Florida and enjoying some the sunny weather. It's an interesting time of year for everyone that will be heading to Augusta soon. I really enjoy the preparation and can't wait to drive up Magnolia Lane in about a week. I'm preparing a little bit differently than I have in the past. I just thought I needed to change some things up a bit. My swing coach arrived over the weekend from Australia so Brad and I are working hard this week on fine tuning. The key is to get to Augusta and feel refreshed but also be in good rhythm with your game. I was pleased with my result at Doral and I don't see why I can't continue that form right into The Masters. I really enjoyed playing the Tavistock Cup right after Doral. It was well run event and everything was first class. The atmosphere was great for the crowds to be so close to us and felt electric playing for a team. A lot like The Presidents Cup. I felt like I hit the ball well from tee to green and the putter is also feeling good. Brad and I have a little more work to do before we get to Augusta but right now I am feeling really good.
It's hard to even imagine the devastation in Japan. The pictures and images we see on TV and the internet are overwhelming. My thoughts really good out to everyone over there that is facing it everyday. I know it's been a tough time for a lot of people in different areas of our world but we can't turn our back on a region that has lost so much. If you can help in any way please do so....the Red Cross is always a reliable organization if you have the means to donate.
I played in Ernie's Charity Event for Autism yesterday at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens. Ernie and Liezl work hard all year long and they are dedicated to finding a solution to help children that are affected with Autism. The event raised more than $720,000.00 and I enjoyed being a part of it again this year. My foundation in Australia is also involved with helping autistic children so it's a cause that means a lot to me.
Well, I guess I should wrap this up....our next enewsletter comes out right before the Masters so be sure and get signed up on my website if you haven't already. Also, don't forget to like my facebook page. Updates on that page are more regular so if you can't find out what's going on at my website be sure to check out Facebook. Lastly, I know a lot of you have been asking about the merchandise store....it really will be up and running soon. We are just finalizing a few of the products and should have it LIVE in April. Sorry for all the delays, it was a bigger project than anticipated and we wanted to get it RIGHT before we took it live. Thanks as always for all your support.
Until next time, take care.
4th March 2011
Well, all I can say is the first round of the Honda Classic is OVER.
I was even par going into the 15th hole and I left it at 5 over after a very disappointing 8.
It was a very windy out there today and tomorrow doesn't look much better.
I hit a 4-iron that ballooned into the water and then took a 9-iron out at the drop area and that caught the wind as well.
The Bear Trap definitely got the best of me today but I have to shake it off and get back at it tomorrow.
It's been really windy here all week and there's a chance of rain tomorrow afternoon so we'll see what happens.
I like my new putter and just need to keep at it.
Need a low round tomorrow to make it to the weekend.
There's really not too much else going on in Florida. Darbs is here this week so we've been training.
Weather has been ordinary but sometimes you just have to deal with the elements.
I'll be playing the WGC Cadillac Championship next week at Doral and then the Tavistock Cup immediately after the WGC.
I'm a member of Queenwood and our team includes Thomas Bjorn, Darren Clarke, David Howell, Soren Kjeldsen, and Paul McGinley.
It should be a very competitive atmosphere so if you're in the Orlando area come out and support Team Queenwood!
The event is held at Isleworth and features a four-club competition for the first time this year between Albany, Isleworth, Lake Nona Golf & Country Club and Queenwood Golf Club.
That's all for now. I'll catch up next week from the WGC.
Pictures from this week will be posted on Facebook soon so check those out if you're interested.
Until next time, take care.
22nd February 2011
It feels good to be back out on TOUR.
I had about 5 weeks off and it really went by fast.
Aussies always have a challenge since we play year-round. So this year I decided to take some time off at the beginning of the year.
I spent a lot of time training and also worked a lot on my short game.
I got to California on Friday and spent a couple of days working at Titleist and then flew over to Arizona yesterday.
Weather should be good here this week, very cool in the mornings and late afternoon but once the sun is out it warms up out on the course.
I play Ben Crane in the first round on Wednesday, we tee off at 9:55am.
Match play is way different than stroke play and anything can happen.
It's a great atmosphere and definitely gets the juices flowing.
You have to be ready from the start because if you're not you can get behind the 8 ball fairly quickly but more importantly it's also important to have a balance and be patient.
I was in Singapore last week for my foundation.
I spent some time at the National Institute of Education and also met up with the 4 students that have received the scholarship award we give out annually.
It was really great to see what they have been up to and it makes the foundation all very worthwhile.
We also launched the Greens on Screens indoor golfing centre while I was in Singapore and I just want to thank them again for their support.
It's great to have partners that understand the importance of helping young people that are less fortunate.
Congrats to Aaron Baddeley for getting back to the winner's circle, well deserved.
I'll write more soon. It should be a good week ahead! I'll be posting some photos from the week on facebook so be sure and check back for all the latest happenings at Match Play.
Until next time, take care.
9th February 2011
It's early morning in Oz and I'm just getting ready for a long day of golf. We're doing a charity event today for my foundation called Marathon Golf. We're playing 100 holes of golf today at Avondale Golf Club in Sydney. Should be fun but I think we're going to be a little tired by tonight! If you're in the area come out and join us.
I've been enjoying being home for a few weeks and getting a lot done. Practicing quite a bit, training hard with Darbs and also getting some work done for my foundation. I participated in the Battle of The Stars Flood Relief Golf Day last week and it was a great day. We raised a lot of money to help support the people that were affected by the tragic floods in Queensland. Thanks to everyone that was involved. It was really great to see everyone come together. I also had a chance to get over to Melbourne and see the semi-finals mens matches at the Australian Open. I spent some time with one of my partners, Rolex, and in their marquee they were displaying The Presidents Cup trophy for this year's event. It was very cool and gave me even more incentive to qualify for the team again this year! There are some photos posted on my facebook page with the trophy.
I wanted to send out a congratulations to Scott Swan. Scott is this year's recipient of the Adam Scott Foundation Scholarship which will allow Scott to undertake a Bachelor or Business in Sports Management through Griffin University. The scholarship is awarded annually so be sure and check out my website for more information.
That's about it for now. I need to get a good breakfast in before I start this 100-hole-marathon! My next tournament is Match Play in Tucson but I'll write more next week.
28th January 2011
I got home late last week from Hawaii. For those of you that haven't seen my facebook page I wanted to send a quick blog and let you know that I'm participating in the Battle of the Stars Celebrity Golf Tournament at the Gainsborough Greens Golf Club on the 31st of January to help raise funds for the relief efforts here in Australia.
My home state of Queensland has been hit pretty hard so if there's anything you can do to help it's going to a great cause. If you ever wanted to play a round of golf with me and hang out here's your chance...go to this link and place a bid through ebay!
It's going to be a fun day and a great opportunity to help those that need our help. If you want to donate directly to the efforts in Queensland please go to www.qld.gov.au/floods/.
I'll write more soon but wanted to send out this information quickly!
Tuesday 11th January 2011
Happy New Year. I hope everyone had a good holiday season.
Here we are, second week into 2011, not the way I wanted to start the year in Maui but I'm working hard and there are definite signs of some good things to come.
I had a frustrating day with my putter for the first round on Thursday but stayed positive and turned it around on Friday and had a solid third round until my double on 18.
Sunday was just ordinary and couldn't really get anything going so that being said my final result showed it.
Time to shake it off and I'll head over to Honolulu this afternoon and get some practice in before the Sony Open starts on Thursday.
I really enjoy starting the year in Hawaii, Kapalua is a great destination and the tournament organizers and sponsors are first-class.
I want to wish Gary Planos well in his next endeavor. Gary has been the tournament chairman over the past 27 years and he will definitely be missed. Gary, thanks for all that you have done for the game!
I'm sure you all are aware of the devastating floods in Australia. The Queensland flood is the latest extreme weather event to devastate large areas of the country. There are areas of Australia that are still trying to rebuild from last year's devastating bushfires. The flooding has definitely caught Australia off guard. If you're able to help in any way please click here for more information and ways to donate.
Well, I need to wrap this up and start packing. I'm off to the airport shortly. I'll catch you from Honolulu.
Friday 19th November
Adam Scott after his win at the Barclays Singapore Open
I'm back home after 3 weeks on the road. I ended the road trip on a high note so that always makes the travelling easier!
There's something about Singapore that suits my game. It was great to perform well there again. The field was bigger this year and very competitive with Poults and GMac on my heels most of the way.
It was also a gruelling week with all the weather delays. I don't think there's been a year that I've played that tournament without weather delays. The humid conditions are also hard to deal with, you have to keep hydrated and I was sometimes drinking a bottle of water per hole and that still wasn't enough! Anyway, it feels great to have another win this year and especially to have it in Singapore.
I'm gearing up to defend my title at the Australian Open in a couple of weeks. While I was away I had a putting green installed in my backyard so I’ve been practicing a lot on it...kind of nice to be able to walk out my back door and its right there! Other than that just been catching up with friends and starting to think about Christmas, it will be here soon.
We've had an overwhelming response for the iPads Grants Program through my Foundation. The applications are available starting this week so if you are interested or know a family that could benefit from the program you can visit adamscott.com or autismqld.com.au for more information.
Merchandise will be available through my website soon so be sure and check it out....we are targeting for the store to be up and running before Christmas. Also, check out the new Titleist 910 driver on my Facebook page
Thanks for all the congratulatory messages and well wishes. It feels great to get another win this year and really looking forward to the summer of golf down here in Australia.
Take care and I'll write more soon,
Monday 18th October
It's been a busy few weeks! I hope all is well for everyone reading this. I'm in Shanghai and had a good pro-am yesterday. I'm hitting the ball well so hopefully that brings a good result this week. It's a competitive field so looking forward to teeing it up in the morning. I played well last week in Malaysia but felt a little rusty after a few weeks away from competition. I've got 4 tournaments remaining in 2010 and hoping to get another win in before the end of the year.
I want to thank everyone that was a part of our first 'Tee It Up For Kids Gala' benefitting the Foundation. It was a spectacular night and we raised a lot of money to help our youth in Australia. We launched a new program that evening called The Autism Grants Program that will donate iPads that are equipped with specialized programs to autistic children. We have received an overwhelming response from this initiative and we are finalizing the details of the application process so please check the website soon for more information. Thanks again for making our first gala so successful. Pictures of the gala are posted on my Facebook page so check them out.
More foundation news - our first scholarship recipient graduates this month. Congratulations to Andrew Savins! The deadline for this year's scholarship application is November 19th so be sure and get your application in, all details on this are listed on our website.
Shifting gears, RIP Andy Irons. A tragic loss and a true legend in surfing, my thoughts are with his wife and family.
That's all for now. More from Singapore next week.
Monday 18th October
It's been a busy week both personally and professionally! My sister got married so it's been a family-filled and fun week in Australia. I've also managed quite a bit of training with Darbs and some surfing.
We are also getting ready for our inaugural TEE IT UP FOR KIDS GALA to raise money for my Foundation. We are completely sold out and it's going to be a great evening so looking forward to that next Friday. Thank you to everyone that has purchased a table, making our first gala a sell-out! The gala is taking place in Sydney at the Doltone House and we have a lot of fun things planned for the evening including some really great auction prizes. All proceeds with go towards some great causes including our scholarship program.
We are also going to launch a new initiative that evening called The Autism Grants Program. It's a program that will help children and families affected with Autism to better communicate through an iPad. Several applications have been developed for the iPad to enhance the ability of an autistic child to communicate more effectively with those around them. I am very pleased that my Foundation has developed this program in collaboration with Australia Spectrum Disorders. We will have more information posted on my website later this week so when you get time check it out.
That's about it for now. Another busy week ahead in Australia and then off to Kuala Lumpur for the CIMB Asia Pacific Classic. I look forward to seeing everyone at the gala next Friday. For those that aren't able to make it you can find out more information on all the cool programs the Foundation is working on through my website later this week.
Also, in case you missed it we changed my Facebook page - check it out at http://www.facebook.com/Page.AdamScott.
Take care and I'll write more after our event next week.
Thursday 30th September
Hope this blog finds everyone well. Sorry it's taken me a few weeks to write an update. I'm home in Australia for a few weeks. It's great to be home and I have a lot going on so I'll be busy. I wrapped up my US season at the Tour Championship last week in Atlanta. It definitely wasn't the ending I was hoping for and I had high hopes of finishing better. To be honest, I am hitting the ball incredibly well and I'm feeling a lot more comfortable around the greens but just couldn't convert anything at East Lake. It was a frustrating week but that's behind me. I have a lot of golf left for 2010 and I am focusing on playing well for the remainder of the year. My next event is last week of October at the CIMB Asia Pacific Classic at The Mines Resort in Kuala Lumpur. It's going to be a great event, 40 players competing for a very big purse.
I wanted to send out a big Congratulations to Ernie...well deserved with the announcement of being selected to enter the World Golf Hall of Fame. Ernie is a great friend and he deserves the honor. He's worked hard throughout his career and has so much golf left.
We are gearing up for my Foundation event on October 22nd at the Doltone House in Sydney. We will make an announcement that evening about our latest project that will assist families and children affected with autism. In collaboration with Autism Spectrum Disorders of Australia we are going to launch a grants program. More information will be posted on my website later this month so be sure and check it out. Also, we have a few tables left if you would like to come to the gala on the 22nd. For more information please visit the Foundation Section at www.adamscott.com.
I also wanted to let you know we are changing my official Facebook page to http://www.facebook.com/Page.AdamScott effective October 1st. Please be sure and switch over to that page for all the latest information on and off the golf course.
I want to thank everyone for their support in the US during my 2010 season! I look forward to seeing everyone again in Hawaii at the start of the US Tour in January. Until then though I have a lot of golf left this year and I'm looking forward to hopefully getting another win!
I'll write more next week. Have a good weekend.
Wednesday 8th September 2010
I flew over to Chicago last night after the round with Tony, David and Tom Gillis. Tom's been grinding on the Nationwide Tour so it was great to see him play so well and make it to the next leg of the FEDEX Cup playoffs. I am probably not going to go to the course today and instead get some rest. I have been watching the US Open and enjoying the matches!
I had four solid rounds at the Deutsche Bank. Coming off of a good week and was pleased for the most part with my putting. The weather yesterday was perfect golf weather! Scores weren't as low as you would think because of the tough pin placements with the par 3 pins tucked away so it was definitely difficult than the previous day. Congrats to Charley for winning! I enjoyed my time with him at UNLV and he's a good friend. It was well deserved.
I just wanted to let everyone know that I've partnered with Tourism Queensland for a promotion to win a trip to Australia and play golf with me in the pro-am at the Australian PGA Championship in Coolum. The winner and a guest will receive a 13-day vacation in my beautiful home country! The promotion is only offered to US residents and players with a registered handicap; you can enter at www.golfwithAdamScott.com or go to my website www.adamscott.com and click on the button on the homepage.
Well, more US Open, some lunch, rest and then an early night. Looking forward to getting out to Coghill tomorrow and have a good look at the course.
Until next time, take care.
Thursday 19th August 2010
I'm in California this week. It's been a good few days of some rest after the PGA. I was looking forward to getting back to Whistling Straits for the PGA since I had played well in 2004.
Unfortunately I didn't putt well and left some shots out there which caused my result to be less than ideal. The weather was difficult the first couple of days and caused delays. I've never seen the fog so thick there, luckily my tee time was later in the day on Thursday but it still made it difficult on all the players.
Same delay for Friday and then it cleared up by the weekend except then the wind appeared which created problems for hitting the greens on the last day. In any event, I want to say a big congratulations to Martin Kaymer for a great performance all 4 days! It was a pretty exciting finish and Martin performed well under the pressure.
I wanted to remind everyone to be sure and sign up for my Facebook fan page (AdamScott_golf)...we're giving away a free iPad and today is the last day you can enter! All you have to do is sign up and then write a comment about our iSwing app.
Enough for now, I'll be in touch next week from the Barclays. Looking forward to the start of the FEDEX Cup playoffs!
Thursday 12th August 2010
I'm just about to go do a work-out with my trainer and then grab a light lunch. There was quite the delay this morning at the course, new tee time now is 4:25pm. Delays are never good for any tournament and even worse at a major. It will be a very long day tomorrow.
I've been swinging the club well since The Open and feel good about this week. I finished well in Akron on Sunday so have a little momentum to carry into this tournament. Although the appearance of the course is similar to a links course it really doesn't play like one. Key is controlling the ball flight and putting well. The rain has made the course pretty soft at the moment so there's more opportunity to be more aggressive at times although patience is everything. Looking forward to getting out there this afternoon.
The new Titleist driver is really good, been working with it since Paris. I really like the ball flight I get with it and it produces a really nice draw! Release date for the driver is later this year.
Be sure and sign up to my facebook page for all the latest information this week. I've got to run for now but will write more next week.
Tuesday 3rd August
I'm back in the US this week. I arrived on Sunday and had a relaxing day in LA and then headed to the east coast yesterday. I've had a great couple of weeks off and I feel recharged and ready to get back to competitive golf this week. I'll head up to Akron today and get ready for the Bridgestone Invitational that starts on Thursday.
After The Open Championship I had a golf outing with Travelers Insurance at Wentworth Golf Club in London. I enjoyed the day and Travelers is a great company. While I was in London we also had the official launch of the new Aquascutum golf apparel line at the flagship store. We've posted some of the photos from that evening on Facebook so hopefully everyone has had a chance to check out the new line. I'm really proud of it and it's not only stylish but very good when it comes to the functionality. I used the outwear at St. Andrews and by far the best I've used. The line will come out at the end of this year and we will continue to keep you all updated on the specifics of where and when. I spent some time back in Switzerland as well, I don't get a lot of opportunity to spend time at my place there so it felt awesome to be back home and enjoy some down time. Weather was so-so but I didn't care too much, I needed the rest after several weeks out on Tour.
I hope everyone enjoyed the iPhone giveaway contest on Facebook. We're going to be running another one next week during the PGA and the prize is an iPad so be sure and sign up to my Facebook page (adamscott_golf). You have to sign up for your chance to win! Thanks to iSwing, we will be running more of these contests in the future. Be sure and download my iSwing app for iTunes too. It's a great tool to use during your practice sessions.
I'll write more from Akron. I can hardly believe it's coming up on our last major of the year...Glory's Last Shot! Where has the summer gone?!?
Until next time, take care.
Wednesday 14th July
It's been an interesting day here at St. Andrews. Winds are howling and the rain is finally here...it's actually horizontal, yes, the rain! I was able to get some practice in before the bloody weather took a turn for the worse. The course is going to play a lot longer for our opening round tomorrow. The forecast indicates that it's not supposed to let up anytime soon. I guess the good thing is that we are all faced with the same challenges. We'll just wait and see how much play we get in tomorrow.
It's been a couple of weeks since I have updated my blog. Time to catch up on a few things! By now you may have heard about my new apparel sponsor, Aquascutum. The outwear is the best I have ever worn and the functionality of outwear is so important to a golfer. It will definitely get used this week at St. Andrews! Aquascutum developed the new product line for golf and it will be in stores at the end of this year. I'm excited that I am the first to wear it and be able to introduce all of you to the line. It combines performance with an exceptional style! Check it out when you can.
I had a great time in Ireland at the JP McManus Pro-Am. It was a good couple of days and the hospitality was first class. Thanks to everyone that was a part of JP's team. I flew to St. Andrews on Wednesday morning last week and had a few good days of practice. It helps to come to a course a little early and get some practice in before the media and spectators arrive. This is where our sport began and it's such a special place. It's very rich in history and you can feel it when you're here.
I am having a low-key evening and will get to bed early. Tee time is 1:42pm local time. I'm feeling good and looking to get off to a good start tomorrow! For more news on The Open follow my page on Facebook (adamscott_golf).
Until next time, take care.
Tuesday June 28, 2010
It's been awhile since I updated my blog so I finally have the time tonight before I fly to Paris in the morning. I was disappointed to miss the cut at the U.S. Open and it makes it even harder when you miss it by 1.
The USGA gave Pebble Beach a facelift and the course was challenging. The weather was dry so the greens and fairways got firmer by the hour. Oh yeah, and the USGA added this high stringy grass up on the edges of the bunkers. That was interesting when your ball landed in the 2 feet rough! Your short game had to be spot on and obviously mine wasn't the best it needed to be. I just couldn't get putts to fall and it cost me the opportunity to play through the weekend. It was a great venue, it really doesn't get any better than Pebble Beach!
I was able to catch some of the final round on Sunday and I'm glad I had the chance to see Tom Watson walk up 18 for probably the last time at Pebble Beach in a major. Tom Watson is truly one of the greats and still is amazing to watch play. It was pretty cool to see him toss his golf ball into the ocean like he did in 1982. I have a feeling he has a lot of golf left so watch out at St. Andrews.
It's unfortunate I missed the cut again last week at the Travelers Championship. It was my first time playing TPC River Highlands and the course was in good shape. The greens were a lot softer than at Pebble so at the start of the week I was looking forward to making some putts and gain some confidence. I usually play well on TPC courses but just couldn't get it going in Cromwell. I'm working on my wedge play and three quarter shots and hopefully can get it going this week in Paris.
I'll write more from Ireland next week. I'm playing in the JP McManus Pro-Am on Monday and Tuesday. It's a very special event and a lot of guys from the TOUR are playing in it this year so should be a good time for a great charity. You can also check out my facebook and twitter pages for more up-to-date information before next week.
Until next time, take care.
Tuesday June 15, 2010
I arrived at Pebble Beach yesterday. The course is in great condition and I've had some good practice sessions. I had a chance to catch the end of the St. Jude Classic, what a great finish. Congrats to Westwood on his first US PGA TOUR title! It was only a matter of time, Lee is so talented.
I will put in some work away from the course tomorrow and will also get a good training session in at the start of the week. The weather is supposed to be sunny and warm all week....much different conditions from Bethpage Black last year!
The next issue of our Clubhouse Enewsletter will come out on Wednesday. Be sure and sign up for it in the Clubhouse section of my website. This issue will include announcements on my Foundation (TASF), an announcement regarding my new apparel partner, as well as upcoming schedule and various other news. Be sure and check it out.
Looking forward to teeing it up on Thursday morning with Geoff Ogilvy and Robert Allenby....hope the Aussies will be cheering from down under!
For those following on Twitter, the new screen name is @adamscott_golf and you can locate me on facebook at adamscottgolf.
I'll try to write another entry before Thursday.
Until next time, take care.
Wednesday June 9, 2010
Just a quick one tonight...
I'm in southern California this week preparing for our second major of the year next week. I wasn't very pleased with my performance last week at the Memorial. I just couldn't get the putter going and my stats reflected it.
I'm back to the basics this week with my short game and it's feeling more routine. The set-up at Pebble and all U.S. open courses is similar, narrow fairways, fast greens so every shot counts and precision is essential for low scores.
I'm looking forward to getting back to Monterey and the thrill of the U.S. Open. One thing for certain, exciting and roaring crowds with a magnificent backdrop!
I have a full day of practice tomorrow and then I have a photo shoot on Thursday. I'll write more on that later this week and will post some photos on Twitter (@ascott167) and facebook (adamscottgolf).
More later in the week, need to get to bed now.
Until then, take care.
Tuesday June 1, 2010
I arrived in Ohio last night after a long journey from Oz! I almost forgot how much I love to travel until I encountered the ticket agent at LAX (I'll just leave the name of the airline out of this blog, I'll more than likely have to fly the airline again at some point!)
I tried to check in for my domestic flight to Chicago and then final destination Columbus. Sorry, we don't have your booking from LAX to Chicago. So my coach went on our scheduled flight and I waited for the next flight. I arrived just a couple of hours later so in the scheme of 'horrific travel stories' this one doesn't really rate.
I'm looking forward to teeing it up this week in the Memorial. I've always enjoyed playing at Muirfield Village. It's a special week playing for one of the greatest legends of our sport and it's an honor to be back here this year. Jack Nicklaus created this tournament in 1976 and has worked tirelessly to make it one of the most prominent stops on the TOUR.
I enjoyed my time back home, I think next visit will be at the end of the year. I had a good catch up with my office and we also had a few good planning sessions for my Foundation. I am excited that I will soon be able to announce a couple of events coming up later in the year.
I'm off to sleep for a hour or two and then fight off the jet lag....or who knows, maybe tonight I'll be back on track! Hoping the rain isn't too bad tomorrow, it's humid tonight.
I'll be on facebook and twitter this week so catch me there for all the latest news. Have a good week.
Saturday May 22, 2010
I'm taking this week off and enjoying some time at home. It was a great win in San Antonio!
I kept feeling my game was right there so I decided to add San Antonio to my schedule, I had never played there before but I felt like it was a good date for a three week stretch. I was finally able to put it altogether. It had been awhile since I had done that on the TOUR. I made a lot of key putts coming down the stretch, I hit some good shots and a few bad shots but it was great to be in position where the juices were flowing.
Greg Norman designed the course and when I first played it early that week I felt like the landscape looked very similar to Australia and I had a feeling that an Aussie would do well. I'm just very happy that Aussie was me! I hope to carry the momentum to The Memorial which will be my next tournament.
I posted it on Facebook and Twitter but I also want to take a moment here to thank everyone for their support and congratulatory messages. It truly means a lot to me. It's been a couple of years since I've won on the US TOUR and it's been a long road back but I've been working hard to get there. The work never really goes away in this sport because there's always some guy ready to take your place. Just know I never gave up and one of the reasons is because I've had such great support so I want to say a huge thank you!
I'm going to spend the weekend watching some Aussie football and catching up with my mates. Next week I'll get back into practice with my swing coach and preparations for Ohio.
Enjoy your weekend!
Diary Entry: Wednesday May 12, 2010
I just got back from practice. Weather is hot and conditions are similar to last week. There's a chance of rain later in the week. I flew into San Antonio on Sunday night with Charley Hoffman. Unfortunately we left immediately after Charley's round so we didn't get to celebrate with Tim Clark! What a great round of golf for Tim....finished it with a clutch putt on 18. Nice to see him get his first US PGA TOUR win. Nobody deserves it more.
This is my first trip to San Antonio, it's actually fun being in a new city. I don't get a lot of time during a tournament week to see the sites but I do get to experience the local food in the evenings and I always enjoy that part. If you want good BBQ this is the place to come!
I've got an afternoon tee time for the pro-am tomorrow so I'll practice and a do a light work-out in the morning. I played well last week but still need to get a few more putts to drop. I'm confident it's only a matter of staying patient and continuing to work hard.
I wanted to let everyone know the PGA TOUR put together a new website PGATOUR.com/Together that is a good resource to learn what the TOUR and all the players are doing for charity. Check it out when you get time.
I'll write more next week. Until then you can follow me on Facebook and Twitter.
Diary Entry: Sunday May 2, 2010
It's Sunday afternoon and I'm packing up my hotel room to head out to the airport soon. I stayed the weekend in Charlotte after missing the cut on Friday to get some much needed practice. Needless to say it was a tough week at Quail Hollow. I was out of rhythm and unfortunately it showed on my scorecard. There are some weeks you can grind it out and find yourself still there on the weekend and other times when nothing seems to feel right. I started working with a new putter this week and was having some issues with the feel of it. I've worked a lot with it since Friday and now feeling a lot better with it.
Meanwhile off the course, I'll be making an announcement regarding a new Foundation project in the next couple of weeks. The ASF advisory board is working on the final details of the project plans so it will be forthcoming soon. Also, as soon as the iSwing Golf Analyzer application goes LIVE I'll post a message on Facebook and Twitter as well as news from THE PLAYERS next week.
Gotta run to the airport but I'll be in touch next week from Ponte Vedra Beach at THE PLAYERS Championship.
Until then, take care.
Diary Entry: Thursday April 15, 2010
Well, this time last week I had just completed my first 2010 tournament round at the Masters. I was in the last group to tee off on Thursday with David Duval, and Ricky Barnes and luckily we were able to get the round in. We had some rain, and it was windy, but we were able to complete it. I left Augusta National that night feeling pretty good; it was the first time I had ever broken 70 at the Masters, and I was in good position after day one.
Day two was a bit of a struggle, had a hard time getting things going and couldn't find the feel with my putter. After my round I spent the next couple of hours on the putting green with my coach, and we worked through a few things. I felt better on Saturday and had a good round on Sunday. All in all I left Augusta feeling more confident and I now know that my ball striking is where it needs to be. Obviously there's work to be done with my short game, and it's starting to come together. Patience is the key.
I'm taking a little time away from the clubs this week, and then I'll be back at it next week preparing for Quail Hollow. I have a few business commitments next week in London, and I'll be practicing there until I get to North Carolina. It's been a nice few days and haven't done too much except catch up on sleep. By the way, my new Facebook page is Adam Scott Golf instead of ascott167. Be sure and check it out when you have time.
I just wanted to end by thanking everyone that supported me last week in Augusta and also to those that sent best wishes to my Web site. It can sometimes be a grind and your support makes all the difference. I appreciate it more than you know.
Until next time, take care.
Diary Entry: Wednesday April 7, 2010
I'm just about to head over to Augusta National and get some practice in before the Par 3 Contest this afternoon. The annual Par 3 Contest is a long time tradition dating back to 1959. It's been a few years since I've played it so I'm looking forward to having a little fun out there playing with Tim Clark and Trevor Immelman. It's a good way to wind down the day before tournament play begins. The patrons really get into it so it's always pretty loud and a fun atmosphere.
I had a good finish in Houston last week. I'm striking the ball well and feeling more confident in that area of my game. Brad and I have been working a lot on my short game and spending time talking about the basics of putting and not making it too technical. It's important to keep it simple and that's been the main focus.
It feels great to be back at the Masters. I still get goose bumps every time I take the drive in on Magnolia Lane. I never get used to the drive into the clubhouse and it always brings back memories of watching the tournament as a kid with my dad every year. There are so many traditions and it's such a magical place.
This year they've constructed a new practice range with a lot more room for us....great addition and very well done. Well, I'm looking forward to getting out there tomorrow. I'm in the last group to tee off and hopefully the rain doesn't cause any delays. The greens will be cut tonight and in perfect tournament form for the first ball hit tomorrow. My practice rounds have been consistent and putting will be key for a successful round. I need to get going but just wanted to thank everyone for their support....should be a great week.
Diary Entry: Wednesday March 24, 2010
I just realized I haven't posted anything since Doral. I've spent the last couple of days working hard with my trainer, David. We've gone through a lot of work in the past several months getting ready for this part of the season and I'm feeling strong. It's an interesting part of the year and it seems like no matter how much you plan it arrives before you know it. I haven't had the best start for 2010 but I'm hitting the ball well and feeling confident with my swing so I think I'm only a round away from putting it all together. I'm spending the rest of this week practicing and training in the West Palm Beach area and then will fly over to Houston early next week to get ready for the Shell Houston Open.
I wanted to remind everyone that our newly redesigned newsletter will be released on April 1st. Be sure and sign up in the clubhouse section on my website if you haven't already to receive the bimonthly issues.
I couldn't end this blog without saying Congratulations to Ernie for his big win at Doral! The following day I was fortunate enough to be a part of the Els for Autism Foundation Day and it was a remarkable day. I know events like that aren't possible without all the volunteers and people that support the cause so just wanted to say thanks to everyone that was a part of the day.
I'll write more from Houston next week.
Until then, take care.
Diary Entry: Wednesday March 10, 2010
I hope this email finds everyone well. Sorry it's been over a week since I last posted but not a lot has been happening! Unfortunately while I was home it basically rained the whole time so I cut my trip short and came back to the states early. I returned to the US on Friday morning and spent a lot of time over the weekend at the Titleist centre in California. The weather was cool in southern Cal but at least it wasn't raining. I had a good few days there and then took the red-eye to Miami on Sunday.
I had a full on day today. I played 9 holes with Rory McIlroy this morning. The course is in pretty good shape, it's always a challenging course and if the weather turns bad we could be in for some long rounds. I also had a photo shoot for FootJoy and taped a segment for The Golf Channel after lunch. I then had a few hours left of daylight and practiced on the putting green. I'm feeling pretty good all in all. It's a strong field and this event is always challenging. I'll play 9 holes again tomorrow and then do some work on the putting green and then have an early night.
I'll be playing in the Els for Autism Pro-Am next Monday. It's a great cause and I'm glad I can lend my support this year. Ernie and Liezl are doing great work through the Els for Autism Foundation and I commend them for all their efforts.
I'm looking forward to a good week ahead and I'll write more from Tampa next week.
Until then, take care.
Diary Entry: Monday March 1, 2010
I'm back home on the Gold Coast and enjoying the weather. I got back a last week and have been practicing with my coach.
I spent a few days in Southern California training after match play in Tucson. Congratulations to Ian for winning Match Play, he's clearly playing well and has been for several weeks. I felt good after my first round against Angel Cabrera, I played well and was confident going into the second round. Unfortunately I met the eventual winner in the second round. I'm feeling good about my game and I am hopeful it will all come together soon. It's just a matter of time. I look forward to getting back to the states in about a week to compete at Doral. I've always liked the Florida swing and look forward to getting back to Miami.
On a separate note, I wanted to let everyone know we are making a few changes to my website and we will have the updates soon so stayed tune. Our next Clubhouse Newsletter will be sent out on April 1st with a newly revamped look including detailed information on my foundation, Scott Golf Designs and my sponsors. Be sure and sign up in the clubhouse section of my site to receive the newsletters and to also have a chance to win prizes in our newsletter trivia contests. I will have more foundation news soon, we are working on a new project and I look forward to announcing it soon.
I'll write more next week. Until then, take care and have a good weekend.
Diary Entry: Wednesday February 2010
I'm just getting ready to head out to dinner but wanted to post a quick blog entry.
I flew to Tucson on Sunday afternoon after the AT&T. I really enjoyed being back in Monterey and playing the three courses. It is a very well run event given there are three courses we are playing on throughout the week. There is something very magical about Pebble Beach and it felt great to be back there.
I'm really looking forward to the US Open. The course conditions will be quite different in June then what we faced last week. Pebble and Spyglass were pretty saturated with all the rain they've had. Pebble Beach will be a good test for us June but there's a lot of golf to focus on before then!
I did some filming for CNN Living Golf yesterday at The Gallery Course at Dove Mountain with Justin Armsden. It should air soon, check the CNN Living Golf website for airtimes in your area.
Match Play begins tomorrow. I had a good practice round today, played18 this afternoon and the course is in pretty good shape.
The weather here is ideal, warm and not too much wind. I play Angel Cabrera for my first round and we tee off at 8:23am local time. Competition is tough this week so every match will be competitive, have to play really well for 5 days straight. Looking forward to the challenge and it's always an interesting week.
I gotta run but take care and I'll be in touch soon.
Diary Entry: February 2010.
I just got back from a practice round at Spyglass and also my media conference. I got to Monterey on Saturday, Tony and I drove over from LA. I haven't been here for a long time and I guess I forgot how amazing this place is. The views from all three courses are spectacular....each course has it's own unique charm and postcard views.
I was able to play all three courses during practice rounds so I've had an opportunity to get a feel for them. Monterey Peninsula is probably draining the best out of the three so it's in pretty good shape.
I feel good and have been working hard so I'm hopeful for a good result. Even though I missed the cut last week I still felt like things were right on track given it was my first week back in the new year. It's been a cold and damp week in Monterey but it's supposed to dry out by the weekend. The sun was actually out this afternoon so that's a good sign! I don't really have too much to report this week.
It's been a positive time this week preparing for the tournament and just looking forward to teeing it up in the morning at Spyglass! Have a great weekend and will touch base next week from Tucson.