AUTRALIA’S highest ranked golfer Adam Scott is back in action this week hoping to carry his Masters Sunday form into the 2012 Ballantine’s Championship at Blackstone Golf Club in Korea.
Scott is the current world No.12 despite his sparse schedule so far this year and has had plenty of previous succuss in Asia.
The 31 year old has eight European Tour wins to his credit already and included in that number are triumphs in China and Singapore as well as a double success in Qatar.
“It’s true that I’ve enjoyed playing in Asia over the years and I have had a certain amount of success which is great,” he said. “I’d love to add Korea to the list of countries that I’ve won in because this tournament has certainly grown in stature.
The Queenslander’s previous outing was the Masters where he opened with a disappointing 75 but then fought back to peak with a 66 on the final day – including a hole in one -– to finish in a tie for eighth place.
“I thought my form going into the Masters was good and I felt comfortable with everything,” he said. “But for lots of reasons in the game of golf, it didn’t quite happen the first three days at Augusta and then I managed to put it all together on Sunday.”
“That is why this week is so important for me week to keep my form coming out of the Masters going heading into the rest of the season. I’ve come over here to get myself in contention, and see where my game is at.”
Scott is the leading ranked player in a field that includes Bae Sang-moon, Open champion Darren Clarke, Ian Poulter, Kim Kyung-tae, YE Yang, Miguel Angel Jiménez and fellow Aussies Marcus Fraser, Brett Rumford, Scott Hend and Kieran Pratt.
The 2012 Ballantine’s Championship is being telecast live in Australia on Fox Sports: 1st Round, Thursday 2.30pm to 6.30pm; 2nd Round, Friday 2.30pm to 6.30pm; 3rd Round, Saturday 1pm to 5pm; Final Round, Sunday 1pm to 5pm.
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