Adam Scott knew his tee shot on the par-3 11th hole was good. He gave a strong club twirl as his golf ball tracked toward the flag.
Little did he know, it was almost too good.
During Thursday’s second day of group play at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play at Austin Country Club, 33-seed Scott was tied with No. 13 Sam Burns when his tee shot on 11 nearly went in on the fly. It hit the flagstick and then the back of the cup before ricocheting back across the green and nearly in the water hazard. Luckily, Scott’s ball stopped a few inches short of the penalty area.
Near catastrophe for Adam Scott on 11 as he knocks it off the bottom of the flagstick with his tee shot.
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Nevertheless, Scott nearly made the birdie putt but settled for par and halved the hole with Burns.
A whirlwind of emotions for the Aussie, but match play is full of swings. Thankfully for Scott, his bad break didn’t result in a lost hole.