Veteran golfer Greg Norman has urged Aussie golfer Adam Scott to get over the heartache suffered at the British Championship recently and build some momentum with a PGA Tour win.
The Great White Shark of golf had a long chat with his protégé on Sunday, the 22nd of July after watching the 32 year old blow a 5 shot lead to lose the famous Claret Jug to veteran Ernie Els by a single stroke.
And if there is anyone who can understand the pain of Scott, it is the veteran Aussie who, back in the 1996 event of the US Masters, blew a 6 shot lead by shooting a 78 in the final round, to finish a massive 5 strokes behind eventual champion Nick Faldo. And using that experience from his own heartache, Norman was able to help Adam Scott, who bogeyed all his last 4 holes at the British Championship to lose the crown.
According to Norman, his compatriot has the mental strength to bounce straight back from this heartbreak on the English shores and win a PGA Tour event. Speaking ahead of the Senior Open, The Great White Shark stated that he doesn’t see any reason why Scott will not win the title at the USPGA, and the form he is in at the moment is particularly good, which makes him a favorite.
Norman admitted that he tried to cheer Scott up and motivated him to win the USPGA and The Masters, something which he came close to winning just last year. And the veteran Aussie says that is feels as if he is a father figure to Adam Scott, who stays at his house, practices there and hence, Norman stated that he exactly knows what the youngster might be going through in terms of his recent disappointment.