NORTON, Mass. – Adam Scott is back at work this week following the birth of his second child, a boy named Byron, on Aug. 18 back home in Australia.
Scott originally planned to skip this week’s playoff stop at TPC Boston to be at home with his family, but Byron arrived earlier than expected. Had Scott not returned for the second postseason stop, he would have missed the final two playoff stops mired at 73rd on the points list (the top 70 advance to the BMW Championship).
“[Wife] Marie knew I wasn’t really satisfied with my year and to wrap things up early and unsatisfied, she probably knew I wasn’t going to be at my happiest,” Scott said. “So she sent me back over here to get the job done.”
Scott, who won this event in 2003, also said the early return will allow him a chance to turn what has been a relatively pedestrian season around in time for the Presidents Cup later next month.
“There’s been lots of good things in my golf this year and it really hasn’t shown up with any great results,” Scott said. “But there’s definitely some weight lifted with the arrival of Byron. I feel a bit more free on the golf course and really upbeat about being back.”