‘Newlywed’ Scott hot on chase for World No.1 spot at PGA Players Championship

Sydney, May 10: Australian golf ace Adam Scott has kept his chase for world No.1 alive by producing a 10-shot turnaround to make the cut on the number at the US PGA Players Championship, where he also revealed that he got married.

After a terrible five-over 77 on day one, the world No.2 fired a five-under 67, making birdie on three of his last four holes to get to even-par and make the weekend.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, however, Scott’s impressive comeback was overshadowed by his revelation that he married long-time girlfriend Marie Kojzar at the Bahamas after this year’s Masters.

The report mentioned that Scott is still a distant 12 shots off German leader Martin Kaymer, who backed up his course record 63 with a solid three-under 69 to be 12-under, but he needs only to finish in the top-16 to have a chance at taking over as world No.1.

20-year-old US golfer Jordan Spieth moved into outright second just a shot behind Kaymer after a 66 while countryman Russell Henley (71) is third at eight-under.

John Senden (69), Matt Jones (69) and Geoff Ogilvy (70) are the leading Australians at five-under par, good enough for a tie for ninth, the report added. (ANI)