Scott in Contention

He might not have started out in the unofficial fifth Major of golf, the US PGA Players Championship knowing that he would be in contention for the title but as things stand at the end of round two, Adam Scott finds himself at tied fifth in the overall standings of the event and looking quite good.

Having scratched out a score of two under par 70 to take his score to six under for the tournament, Scott is just two shots behind the leading bunch of Zach Johnson at 66, Kevin Na at 69 and matt Kuchar at 68, who are all sitting on the top with a score of eight under par.

Harris English, the American youngster is currently occupying the fourth position on his own with a score of 67 at seven under par followed by Charlie Wi at 67, Martin Laird at 73, Jonathan Byrd at 70 as well as Brian Davis at 70 and Adam Scott at six under par. The 68 that Scott managed in the first round could easily have been as low as 64, so crisply he was striking the ball but it almost evened out when his second round 70 might as well have been a 76 and he should consider himself lucky that he is still occupying the fifth position.

But the Queenslander must be given credit for his performances when he ground out a round of eight under par having hit four birdies along with two bogeys. Adam Scott accepted that although he didn’t hit his best shots, he still managed to get around with a decent score and admitted that although he wasn’t playing brilliantly, the scratchy stuff is something that he will take if it lands him the title.

And having started as he had, Scott might just try to increase his concentration if he wants to go for the title.