Two more solid weeks in the books, and Adam Scott now will disappear until late February.
The world No. 2 shot a final-round 66 Sunday and was tied for eighth at the Sony Open when he walked off the course. At one point just one shot off the lead, Scott bogeyed Nos. 2 and 4 (his 11th and 13th of the day) to end his chances to win at Waialae. Still, the strong final round ensured yet another top-20 finish, his seventh in a row worldwide.
What undid Scott this week was his performance on the greens. (With his regular caddie, Steve Williams, in New Zealand, he had pro surfer Benji Weatherly on the bag.) When he finished his round, Scott was fifth to last in strokes gained-putting.
Having played late into the year, Scott will now use the West Coast Swing as his offseason. He is not scheduled to tee it up again until the Honda Classic, which begins Feb. 27 in South Florida.