Season over, Scott hopes for 'better plan' in 2016


EDISON, N.J. – For the first time since 2009 Adam Scott’s season will end at The Barclays.

The Australian began the week at Plainfield Country Club 94th on the FedEx Cup points list and will miss the cut with rounds of 71-73. According to current projections, he will drop to 105th on the points list and not qualify for next week’s Deutsche Bank Championship.

Although he ended up having a solid season in the majors, finishing tied for fourth at the U.S. Open and 10th at the Open Championship, Scott played just 15 events in a year that featured plenty of change.

“Just get everything back in place and some consistency,” Scott said on Friday when asked what he planned to work on heading into next season. “There’s been a lot of fiddling with lots of different things - caddies, equipment, new family - everything has time to fall back into place and refocus and come up with a better plan.”

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Scott switched putters (non-anchored) and caddies (including a brief reunion with Steve Williams) throughout the year and also celebrated the birth of his first child, Bo Vera, in February.

The biggest adjustment going into next season will be his transition to a non-anchored putter for good. The ban on anchoring begins on Jan. 1, 2016, and Scott said he thought the change would be liberating.

“At the moment I’m a bit frustrated with the putter and I look forward to doing something that I can’t be questioned about,” he said. “Hopefully I won’t have to deal with that so much and I can putt well.”

Scott still plans to play the Presidents Cup in October, Japan Open, WGC-HSBC Champions and Australian Open before the end of this year.