Adam Scott, standing on the tee of the 14th hole at the PGA National course during the third round Saturday, needed only to par in from there to card a 7-under 63.
He did manage to par the hole, and then went to the 15th tee with a three-shot lead.
It was here that he gained many friends from amongst the ranks of average duffers when he dunked not one, but two balls on the par-3 15th hole. He wound up taking a quadruple bogey 7 on the hole.
Of course, any perceived comradery with average golfers went away when he managed to go one under for the final three holes and card a five under round of 65.
Scott appears to be rounding into form nicely in preparation for The Masters in mid-April. After winning more than a half million USD last week, he is poised to make a similar or larger amount this week. His iron play was nothing short of spectacular all week and in the third round alone, he hit seven approach shots inside 12 feet and converted many of them into birdies.
His putting stroke is looking confident and many of the putts he made seemed to be in immediately after leaving the putter’s blade.