Both Adam Scott and Keegan Bradley, each hand one hand wrapped around the trophy, headed into the final round at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. All Scott had to do was to play the same kind of golf he played all week at Bay Hill.
In stead, he shot himself in the foot with an ugly round of 76 today. Scott had this event all but won after his first round 62. He couldn’t come up with another performance like he had in round one, but nobody thought he would post a 4 over par round of 76 on Sunday.
He handed the event to Matt Every. Another guy who couldn’t follow up a solid performance after round 3 was Keegan Bradley. When he saw Scott stumbling, all he had to do was shot a round of a couple under and he would have hoisted the trophy at Bay Hill.
Bradley didn’t suffer the implosion Scott did, but he couldn’t make a move when he had too.
Bradley was somehow able to post a round of even par, after he suffered a double bogey on the par 3 2nd. He followed that with a bogey on the 3rd and then he managed to settle down.
Matt Every had his first win handed to him on the PGA tour by a couple of guys who we thought knew how to win out there. Don’t get me wrong, Every played well enough to win and that’s all that counts.
The truth is the others completely fell apart. If either Scott or Bradley would have played up to their capabilities, one of them would have been handed the trophy by Arnold Palmer, instead of Matt Every.
This is PGA Tour golf, and this is why you have to string four rounds together. Lets hope Scott learns a lesson, before he returns to Augusta to defend his Masters championship.
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