One year on Crown Plaza defending champion Adam Scott isn’t riding so high, while arch nemeses Rory McIlroy vacates across the channel to the Wentworth Club

Crown Plaza Invitational/BMW PGA Championship Previews, TV Times, Leaderboards

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IN 2014 Adam Scott arrived at the US PGA Tour’s Crown Plaza Invitational as the newly crowned world No.1 and promptly emphasised the point with an inspiring playoff victory over Jason Dufner.

This year he arrives as a defending champion who has recently slipped out of the world top ten and hasn’t finished better than 30th in his last six starts. The 34 year old Aussie didn’t even make the cut at the Wells Fargo Championship last weekend.

Scott has been saying lately it hasn’t been his putter holding him back, it’s mostly been equipment and shaft changes. So this weekend ….who knows what?

One person who definitely won’t win this week in the US after his tearaway record setting weekend of last is current world No.1 Rory McIlroy. The Northern Irishman is across the channel at the BMW PGA Championship at the Wentworth Club in Surrey, England.

That leaves the way clear at the Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas for the likes of Jordan Spieth, Zach Johnson, Paul Casey and other in-formers.

The best performing Aussie last weekend at the Wells Fargo was Geoff Ogilvy, who despite an unfortunate final hole double bogey still managed to finish tied seventh.

He’ll be joined this week by Marc Leishman, John Senden, Steven Bowditch, Aaron Baddeley and Jarrod Lyle.

Over in Surrey, McIlroy is the defending champion at what is one of the European Tour’s flagship events. Featured players include Justin Rose, Lee Westwood, Luke Donald and the mostly lovable Miguel Angel Jimenez.

Aussies lining up are Scott Hend, Richard Green, Wade Ormsby, Marcus Fraser and Andrew Dodt.

TV Times

BMW PGA Championship live coverage on Fox Sports begins Thursday 7pm – 3am.

Crown Plaza Invitational live coverage from Friday 6am – 9am.

BMW PGA Championship Leaderboard

BMW PGA Championship Leaderboard

Crown Plaza Invitational Leaderboard

Crown Plaza Invitational Leaderboard

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