Although he ranks 45th in driving distance on the PGA Tour, averaging 305.2 yards off the tee, he hit a drive that traveled only 35 yards due to hitting a tree off the tee box. Scott remained undeterred, however, and continued to play hard, ultimately finishing the round with a 4-under 67 that included six birdies.
Despite his unfortunate finish on that hole, Scott’s overall performance moved him into a share of third place, with a score of 11 under and just five shots behind the leader, Wyndham Clark. This impressive feat is even more remarkable when considering that Scott entered the week ranked 133rd in the FedExCup.
Scott has had a difficult season so far, with only one top-30 finish in a full-field event – a T-12 at the Sony Open. However, he remains optimistic about his performance, saying that he worked hard last year to climb back into a good spot and is looking for a strong back half of the season. He is determined to improve his results, despite not being able to identify a single reason for his less-than-ideal performances.
In summary, Scott’s recent round at Quail Hollow’s tournament is a testament to his perseverance and skill as a golfer. While his driving distance may not be the highest on the tour, he has proven that he is a force to be reckoned with on the course.
“I play OK every week and OK kind of sucks on the PGA Tour, so I’m nowhere with anything. This business is all about results, so that’s what I’m looking for tomorrow.”