One man’s ceiling is another man’s floor. Never was that saying so true as it is regarding the recently completed PGA Tour Wells Fargo Championship in North Carolina.
Australian golfers Adam Scott and John Senden posted identical scores of 286 for the four round, meaning both were seven shots behind winner James Hahn. Scott and Sender both earned $95,526 for their weekly wage for being part of a five-way tie for 17th.
For FedEx Cup leader and world number seven Scott, it was not his worst finish of the season, but after two consecutive wins in late February and early March, the expectations, his and those of everyone else, are much higher. He has played 10 PGA Tour events this year and has never failed to make the cut. He has earned over $4.4 million ($5.9 AUD) this year.
The tournament was a floor for Scott, especially given his first-round 68 that had him well up the leaderboard.
John Senden, meanwhile, is rightfully pleased with his showing in the Wells Fargo. It was something of a ceiling for him.
He currently is exactly 100 positions behind Scott in the FedEx rankings and 99th in the world. His best finish this season was a tie for 10th in the Honda Classic and the Wells Fargo is his next best result this season. He has earned $521,639 ($705,000 AUD).
Here’s a fact to ponder the next time you’re tempted to nonchalantly backhand your double bogey putt: Scott leads Senden in scoring average by a mere 1.18 strokes.