ADAM SCOTT will be hoping to continue the good form that rocketed him to third place at the World Golf Championships event in Doral last weekend when he heads a 14 man Australian squad at the 2013 Tampa Bay Championship this week.
After making some minor swing adjustments, Scott improved every round in Miami to close with the tournament low score of 8-under 64 to snare a tie in third place.
This week will be his last US PGA Tour appearance before fronting at the US Masters next month.
“I feel like I should be able to build on the momentum and feel like I should be able to just walk into contention here and try to win,” the 32 year old world No.7 said this week.
“In the last round at Doral I never got it on the wrong side of the hole which is a positive moving forward to a course like Tampa where you need to do that to score well, and the same goes for Augusta. I just need to manage to keep that in the bag for the next month.”
Defending champion this week at the Innisbrook Resort’s Copperhead layout at Palm Harbor near Tampa is Luke Donald, who won in a playoff last year.
Other top contenders include a very in form Sergio Garcia, recent winner Matt Kuchar, Webb Simpson, Jason Dufner, Jim Furyk and Louis Oosthuizen.
The other Aussie entrants are Geoff Ogilvy – hoping to better or at least maintain his Masters qualifying 49th ranking – Jason Day, Aaron Baddeley, Geoff Ogilvy, Robert Allenby, Stuart Appleby, Steven Bowditch, Greg Chalmers, Scott Gardiner, Matt Jones, Marc Leishman, Cameron Percy, Alistair Presnell and John Senden.
Tampa Bay Championship TV Times
Live coverage on Fox Sports: Round 1, Friday 6am to 9am; Round 2, Saturday 6am to 9am; Round 3, Sunday 4am to 9am; Final Round, Monday 4am to 9am.2013 Tampa Bay Championship Leaderboard