ORLANDO, Fla. – The last time Adam Scott opened with a 62, he won by 4 at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational three years ago.
If this time leads to a similar result, he could be the world’s No. 1 player when he returns to Augusta to defend his Masters title.
The Aussie dismantled Bay Hill’s four par-5 holes with two eagles and two birdies. He added five other birdies and a bogey during the round.
With a win this week, the world’s second-ranked player wouldn’t immediately earn enough ranking points to pass Tiger Woods for the No. 1 spot, but if neither player competed again prior to the Masters in three weeks, Scott would officially overtake that position for the first time in his career on Monday of that week.