You have to think Adam Scott will be talking soon to his hero and fellow Aussie golf star Greg Norman. Sadly words cannot help him.
Surely Norman knows the pain of losing majors in difficult circumstances more than most but it will be Scott who will have to live with having a four stroke lead with four holes left to capture golf's oldest major, The Open, at Royal Lytham and St. Annes.
In the words of Ernie Els, "this was a gift and I am sad for my friend Adam."
Els is true class and his championship win will be tempered by his sincere, humble style. I saw it first-hand in the media room at the Zurich Classic after he lost in a two-hole playoff to Jason Dufner. He was gracious in his loss; to talk to him and have eye contact and shake his hand, he left an impression on me.
To think that just weeks before, Els was not invited to play in The Masters for the first time in over 20 years. He was determined to earn his way back to Magnolia Lane.
When Els held up the claret jug, you have to think how much his second Open win to go along with his two U.S. Opens meant to this 42-year old World Golf Hall of Fame Member from South Africa.
Sure there are many stories with great championships. There will be time later to talk how Tiger Woods' triple bogey on no. six cost him his 15th major, but for now it is my hope Adam Scott recovers from this loss, he does not deserve to be remembered this way.
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