Well, this time last week I had just completed my first 2010 tournament round at the Masters. I was in the last group to tee off on Thursday with David Duval and Ricky Barnes and luckily we were able to get the round in, we had some rain and it was windy but we were able to complete it. I left Augusta National that night feeling pretty good, it was the first time I had ever broken 70 at the Masters and I was in good position after day 1. Day 2 was a bit of a struggle, had a hard time getting things going and couldn't find the feel with my putter. After my round I spent the next couple of hours on the putting green with my coach and we worked through a few things. I felt better on Saturday and had a good round on Sunday. All in all I left Augusta feeling more confident and I now know that my ball striking is where it needs to be, obviously there's work to be done with my short game and it's starting to come together. Patience is the key.

I'm taking a little time away from the clubs this week and then I'll be back at it next week preparing for Quail Hollow. I have a few business commitments next week in London and I'll be practicing there until I get to North Carolina. It's been a nice few days and haven't done too much except catch up on sleep. By the way, my new Facebook page is Adam Scott Golf instead of ascott167, be sure and check it out when you have time.

I just wanted to end by thanking everyone that supported me last week in Augusta and also to those that sent best wishes to my website. It can sometimes be a grind and your support makes all the difference. I appreciate it more than you know.

Until next time, take care.
-Adam


Adam Scott waves to the crowd after holing his second shot
at the par-4 seventh hole in the final round of the Masters Tournament.

I'm just about to head over to Augusta National and get some practice in before the Par 3 Contest this afternoon. The annual Par 3 Contest is a long time tradition dating back to 1959. It's been a few years since I've played it so I'm looking forward to having a little fun out there. It's a good way to wind down the day before tournament play begins. The patrons really get into it so it's always pretty loud and a fun atmosphere.

I had a good finish in Houston last week. I'm striking the ball well and feeling more confident in that area of my game. Brad and I have been working a lot on my short game and spending time talking about the basics of putting and not making it too technical. It's important to keep it simple and that's been the main focus.

It feels great to be back at the Masters. I still get goose bumps every time I take the drive in on Magnolia Lane. I never get used to the drive into the clubhouse and it always brings back memories of watching the tournament as a kid with my dad every year. There are so many traditions and it's such a magical place. This year they've constructed a new practice facility with a lot more room for us....great addition and very well done. Well, I'm looking forward to getting out there tomorrow. I'm in the last group to tee off and hopefully the rain doesn't cause any delays. The greens will be cut tonight and in perfect tournament form for the first ball hit tomorrow. My practice rounds have been consistent and putting will be key for a successful round. I need to get going but just wanted to thank everyone for their support....should be a great week.

I'll be in touch soon.
-Adam


Adam Scott in action at the Shell Houston Open.

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