Scott: Open Championship hurt more in 2013
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Adam Scott was in contention for the second consecutive year at last month’s Open Championship at Muirfield. But yet again, he struggled coming down the stretch to claim his first Claret Jug, bogeying four consecutive holes on Sunday.
“I felt that I had a bit of momentum going my way . . . and in the space of about 45 minutes, to go from leading to not even having a chance on the 16th tee was more disappointing, probably more so than Lytham,” Scott said during Tuesday’s press conference.
Scott, who broke through to win his first major championship at the Masters this year, bogeyed Nos. 13-16 at 2013 The Open just as he bogeyed Nos. 15-18 the year before at Royal Lytham.
He also said that he is still nervous, even as a major champion, when he makes other major championship starts.
Padraig Harrington had made a point in July that having won a major doesn’t necessarily help you in majors until you’ve stopped playing.
Scott buys into that statement a little bit, but “I was still really nervous at the U.S. Open and I was still really nervous at The Open … Maybe it will be different when I go to the Masters next year, I might relax. I’m really nervous to play this week as well, because I’d like to win here.”