Adam Scott hit the shot of his life on No. 16 at Augusta National Golf Club, nearly holing his tee shot and leaving himself a kick-in birdie to get to 12-under, one shot clear of the field with two holes to go. Scott had been flying along under-the-radar, slowly working his way up the Masters leaderboard before finally taking over the lead on the back nine after getting to 11-under, on shot clear of a large pack that included Tiger Woods.
But when Scott needed it most, he reached back and pured an iron shot on the difficult 16th, spinning it back and nearly putting it into the hole for an ace. The consolation prize, however, wasn’t so bad as a birdie gave him some breathing road in the home-stretch at The Masters.
Scott has pushed his score to 5-under for the day, and 12-under for the tournament, as the leaders are moving around at an astounding rate as The Masters winds down. It’s not over yet, and anything can happen over the final two holes, but Scott has to be considered the serious favorite to win the green jacket. Charl Schwartzel currently sits in second after dropping a birdie putt on No. 15, just moments before Scott kicked his in.
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