Stars were in line


On Sunday Adam Scott won on a golf course created by his hero and fellow countryman, Greg Norman. He also collected his 7th PGA Tour title, matching the record of Sergio Garcia – Scott's contemporary who coincidentally consulted Norman on the TPC San Antonio design.

But wait, the synergy continues. Born just seven months apart, 30-year-old Garcia and the soon-to-be-30-year-old Scott both have the Players, Booz Allen Classic and HP Byron Nelson Championship titles on their resumes. They've combined for a whopping five victories in the state of Texas. Scott now has the edge with three.

If you believe in astrology, then you might want to credit Scott's win at the Valero Texas Open to the stars being in line but the superstar Aussie will be the first to offer a more conventional solution: the putter was solid.

During Wednesday's pro-am I caught up with Adam for a chat about the new course and his game.

After noting the distinct Australian feel of Norman's work in San Antonio, Adam was quick to express excitement about his new partnership with renowned putting coach Dave Stockton and his son, Dave Jr.

Scott said there were no fancy tricks, just a 25-minute conversation to make him believe he can transform an area of his game that has plagued him for years. We are already witnessing the returns. If this trend continues and Adam Scott becomes a confident putter, the PGA Tour could have its next lone star.