At the beginning of the season, there was ample speculation regarding the fate of Adam Scott as he was forced to abandon the long putter and anchored putting stroke upon which he had so effectively relied.
If that speculation was not put to rest when Scott won twice on the USPGA Tour in February and March, his name keeps cropping up on leaderboards.
He recently turned in a solid showing at The Barclays, the first of the FedEx Cup playoff events, where he said he abandoned any thoughts regarding technique and feel in order to set himself free and focus only on getting the putts to the hole.
He finished tied fourth there and backed that this week with another fourth in the Deutsche Bank Championship.
The surge came at the right time for Scott, as his putting had abandoned him somewhat during the middle of the season, but he has managed to keep himself in the FedEx Cup playoff picture and currently ranks number five in that series and number six in the official world golf rankings.
Scott has played 18 events on the Tour this year, and while his lofty standards might view his season as less than satisfying, he has made the cut in all 18 and has seven top-10 finishes. He is in the top-10 in eight other significant categories as well, including fifth in the critical category of average score at 69.433.