It was Scott’s fifth top ten in his last seven starts on the PGA Tour and augurs well for next week’s Tour Championship in Atlanta, an event and venue at which he has performed well previously including his win there in 2006.
Admittedly, Scott finished 11 shots behind the winner, Justin Thomas, but his increasingly consistent form is a great sign for the weeks ahead and for later in the year where he will play a key role in the International Presidents Cup side, much of which was finalised today.
Scott will be joined in the team by fellow Australians Marc Leishman and Cameron Smith with Jason Day slipping just outside the automatic qualifying criteria although almost certain to be granted a captain’s pick by Ernie Els.
Leishman produced an impressive weekend at Medinah Golf Club with consecutive rounds of 67 to finish 19th while Jason Day will not make the Tour Championship after he finished 52nd this week and in 54th place in the FedEx Cup standings.
Only the leading 30 get the chance to play the final event of the 2018/2019 PGA Tour season, The Tour Championship, with both Scott and Leishman heading south this week.
Thomas won his 10th PGA Tour title with a two-shot victory over Patrick Cantlay.
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