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What's wrong with Adam Scott?


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#31 BreakingPar

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Posted 24 April 2018 - 07:02 AM

View Postbladehunter, on 24 April 2018 - 06:56 AM, said:

i thought they told us putting didnt matter in the augusta thread ???

That was Rory IIRC

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Posted 24 April 2018 - 07:06 AM

He should go back to the long putter, ala Langer.

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Posted 24 April 2018 - 07:06 AM

View PostBreakingPar, on 24 April 2018 - 07:02 AM, said:

View Postbladehunter, on 24 April 2018 - 06:56 AM, said:

i thought they told us putting didnt matter in the augusta thread ???

That was Rory IIRC


i just meant in general... But yes Rory proved that wrong too at Bay hill.. when he putts he wins.. when he doesnt he doesnt come close.. scott isnt any different.. You have to hit it well.. But i think more so you have no choice but to putt good if not great .
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Posted 24 April 2018 - 07:09 AM

View PostSean2, on 24 April 2018 - 06:57 AM, said:

View PostQMany, on 24 April 2018 - 06:56 AM, said:

He's Top 10 Strokes Gained: T2G, it ain't his swing.

How incredibly frustrating it must be to be striking the ball so well, but can't get it into the cup.


its maddening .. I once hit 30 greens in a 2 day club event and 3 putted 6 of them...  finished 3rd 4 shots behind the winner...makes you want to jump off a tall object
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Posted 24 April 2018 - 07:11 AM

View PostTN22, on 23 April 2018 - 08:45 PM, said:

I read somewhere he's working with GG and tweaking his swing. Not sure why he'd ever change that beautiful swing, however.

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Posted 24 April 2018 - 07:21 AM

View PostQMany, on 24 April 2018 - 06:56 AM, said:

He's Top 10 Strokes Gained: T2G, it ain't his swing.

Adam Scott's numbers are a great example about how you can talk about "distance" all you want, but even at the professional level, golf is a game that is played the most inside of 100 yards of the hole.  

Adam has been positive strokes gained putting in a season just twice since 2007.  Everyone knows what the weakest part of Adam's game is, including Adam.  Yet he's acted like he doesnt want or need to fix it.


View Postdlygrisse, on 23 April 2018 - 09:43 PM, said:

The guy withe the:
Prettiest swing
Ugliest putting stroke
And least amount of “want to”

On tour.

There's probably a lot of truth to this.  If Adam was just a mediocre putter on tour in his career, he'd probably have at least a dozen more victories and probably another major or two.

Edited by JaNelson38, 24 April 2018 - 07:21 AM.


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Posted 24 April 2018 - 08:08 AM

View Postbladehunter, on 24 April 2018 - 06:56 AM, said:

i thought they told us putting didnt matter in the augusta thread ???


They did.   Thanks for pointing that out.    


I tried jumping over to the BRAD FAXON website to get some answers and it's currently broken.........like his advice.

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Posted 24 April 2018 - 08:12 AM

View PostSean2, on 24 April 2018 - 06:44 AM, said:

His swing doesn't look all that different, but he is struggling. Golf is a funny game, I mean look at Adam Scott, Yani Tseng, Geoff Ogilvy, to name a few who contended regularly but are now struggling. That is one reason I can't get too upset if I have a bad round. I mean if golfers at the highest level struggle with this game, what does that say for the amateur? :-)

It's different, not as smooth has a high finish now
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Posted 24 April 2018 - 08:27 AM

View PostBottleCap, on 23 April 2018 - 06:49 PM, said:

I saw him play at Valero and his swing has a higher finish now and he's not playing very well.

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Posted 24 April 2018 - 08:56 AM

View PostJonesy, on 24 April 2018 - 01:32 AM, said:

View Postknock it close, on 23 April 2018 - 10:15 PM, said:

View Postdlygrisse, on 23 April 2018 - 09:43 PM, said:

The guy withe the:
Prettiest swing
Ugliest putting stroke
And least amount of “want to”

On tour.
Weird that Louis is probably in the conversation for all three of those as well

Give Louis a tractor and his farm and he's happy... I'm pretty sure these days he plays to finance new farm equipment.

May need to finance a private militia to protect his farm the way things are going..

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Posted 24 April 2018 - 08:59 AM

View PostTN22, on 23 April 2018 - 08:45 PM, said:

I read somewhere hes working with GG and tweaking his swing. Not sure why hed ever change that beautiful swing, however.

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Posted 24 April 2018 - 09:21 AM

View PostBottleCap, on 24 April 2018 - 08:12 AM, said:

View PostSean2, on 24 April 2018 - 06:44 AM, said:

His swing doesn't look all that different, but he is struggling. Golf is a funny game, I mean look at Adam Scott, Yani Tseng, Geoff Ogilvy, to name a few who contended regularly but are now struggling. That is one reason I can't get too upset if I have a bad round. I mean if golfers at the highest level struggle with this game, what does that say for the amateur? :-)

It's different, not as smooth has a high finish now

Adam doesn't seem like the brightest guy to me tbo. Like alot of people on the site who flock to popular social media instructor's across the globe for lessons. I've been guilty of it in the past but have learned.

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Posted 24 April 2018 - 10:01 AM

i follow GG on instagram and have watched some of his youtube stuff. i dunno, man anyone that wears uggs and really baggy jogger pants to the course to teach cant be taken too serious.
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Posted 24 April 2018 - 10:06 AM

View PostQuigleyDU, on 24 April 2018 - 10:01 AM, said:

i follow GG on instagram and have watched some of his youtube stuff. i dunno, man anyone that wears uggs and really baggy jogger pants to the course to teach cant be taken too serious.

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Posted 24 April 2018 - 10:08 AM

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Posted 24 April 2018 - 10:23 AM

View PostKBong, on 23 April 2018 - 07:43 PM, said:

I think Adam has lost the fire in his belly and is kinda cruising.

Bingo!

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Posted 24 April 2018 - 11:04 AM

as someone said (henry cotton, i think), you don't have to be a great putter to be a good golfer, but you do have to be a good putter to be a great golfer ...

but i prefer ben hogan:
Hitting a golf ball and putting have nothing in common. They're two different games. You work all your life to perfect a repeating swing that will get you to the greens, and then you have to try to do something that is totally unrelated. There shouldn't be any cups, just flag sticks. And then the man who hit the most fairways and greens and got closest to the pins would be the tournament winner.

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Posted 24 April 2018 - 02:22 PM

View PostBottleCap, on 23 April 2018 - 06:49 PM, said:

I saw him play at Valero and his swing has a higher finish now and he's not playing very well.
He can't anchor his putter anymore.

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Posted 24 April 2018 - 02:54 PM

View PostSean2, on 24 April 2018 - 06:57 AM, said:

View PostQMany, on 24 April 2018 - 06:56 AM, said:

He's Top 10 Strokes Gained: T2G, it ain't his swing.

How incredibly frustrating it must be to be striking the ball so well, but can't get it into the cup.

That would have to screw with your head.  Reminds me of Knudson, Hogan, and Moe.....
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Posted 24 April 2018 - 02:54 PM

not a very good endorser of aimpoint for sure...


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Posted 24 April 2018 - 03:45 PM

sorry...but his swing is overrated....

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Posted 24 April 2018 - 03:50 PM

Priorities shifted after having 2 kids I imagine.
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Posted 24 April 2018 - 03:51 PM

View Postbladehunter, on 24 April 2018 - 07:09 AM, said:

View PostSean2, on 24 April 2018 - 06:57 AM, said:

View PostQMany, on 24 April 2018 - 06:56 AM, said:

He's Top 10 Strokes Gained: T2G, it ain't his swing.

How incredibly frustrating it must be to be striking the ball so well, but can't get it into the cup.


its maddening .. I once hit 30 greens in a 2 day club event and 3 putted 6 of them...  finished 3rd 4 shots behind the winner...makes you want to jump off a tall object

I hear ya (and do the same stuff), but at some point ya have to stop marginalizing putting.   Seems all "players" care about is ball striking...and then all they complain about is putting.  almost as if the game is over when you reach the green.  listening (or reading) that......makes ME want to jump off a tall object.

....back to AS.....I said his swing is overrated  (I just googled it....and stand corrected)

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Posted 24 April 2018 - 03:55 PM

Who or what is GG?

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Posted 24 April 2018 - 03:56 PM

View PostMr. Hogan, on 24 April 2018 - 03:55 PM, said:

Who or what is GG?
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Posted 24 April 2018 - 07:33 PM

It's easy. he needs to watch a few club pro guy short game vids :  https://twitter.com/twitter/statuses/988911837419798530

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Posted 24 April 2018 - 08:43 PM

View PostPZero, on 24 April 2018 - 03:50 PM, said:

Priorities shifted after having 2 kids I imagine.

THIS. I'll keep on saying it, when you start having kids, the extra practice time, fire, etc "seem" to go out the window. Maybe not applicable for every tour pro, but I'm betting for a lot of them. Especially since the cash is so damn good.

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Posted 24 April 2018 - 09:24 PM

If something is "wrong" with AS

I hate to think about whats wrong

With us!

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Posted 24 April 2018 - 10:04 PM

View PostMSUIRONDAWGS, on 24 April 2018 - 08:43 PM, said:

View PostPZero, on 24 April 2018 - 03:50 PM, said:

Priorities shifted after having 2 kids I imagine.

THIS. I'll keep on saying it, when you start having kids, the extra practice time, fire, etc "seem" to go out the window. Maybe not applicable for every tour pro, but I'm betting for a lot of them. Especially since the cash is so damn good.

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Posted 25 April 2018 - 09:39 AM

He should go back to Butch...
Oh wait...

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