Following a tumultuous 2 under 70 to kick off the Australian PGA Championship, Adam Scott said he would be happy with a boring second round on Friday.
'I'll have to maybe go for 16 pars and two birdies tomorrow and feel a little bit more comfortable with that,' Scott said, according to the tournament website.
Scott trails Steven Bowditch and Choi Joon-woo by two shots, but at one point in his round, he trailed by nine.
Beginning on the back nine at the Hyatt Regency in Coolum, Scott started with birdie before going through a disastrous 6-hole stretch. He made triple bogey at the par-3 11th, dropped a shot at the 13th and put another ball in the water at the 14th en route to a double bogey.
The world No. 7 rallied in the final 10 holes of the round, however, making seven birdies en route to the clubhouse. In a stretch of seven holes, Scott had six circles on the scorecard, including driving the 377-yard par-4 fourth.
'It's straight down wind and the fairways are fast so as long as it got past the bunkers it was going to get close and I hit it on a good line so it was a good shot,' he said.
Scott's scorecard is emblematic of the danger and opportunity on nearly every hole at the Hyatt Regency.
'It's the kind of course where you can have a lot of birdies but you can get penalized quick if you hit one bad shot because of all the water – water is the ultimate penalty in this game,' he said.