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Adam Scott T-2 at CJ Cup after seven straight 3’s to close best round since ’18

Adam Scott T-2 at CJ Cup after seven straight 3’s to close best round since ’18

On Day 2 of the CJ Cup, Adam Scott shot his best round since the same tournament three years ago, only then it was played in South Korea. 

Scott capped his 9-under 63, which included a career-high 14 one-putts, with seven straight 3’s on his scorecard, the only par coming on No. 16. The exclamation point came at the final hole.

After making eagle at the par-5 14th, where he put a 228-yard shot from the rough to 3 feet from the hole, Scott found himself in a bunker after his tee shot on the par-5 18th. This time, he was 229 yards from the hole. And, once again, he stuffed his approach shot inside 5 feet and made eagle. 

Full-field scores from the CJ Cup at Summit

“I felt like after the couple bogeys, I needed to just play aggressive and I went driver off the tee at 14, which is maybe unusual to say for a par 5, but a lot of guys are not hitting driver,” Scott said. “I just thought, well, if I want to have a chance at this tournament, I’ve got to probably hit one up there. Hit an iron on the green close and make an eagle and that’s what I did. I hit a 6-iron in and it rolled down to a couple of feet. 

“Then on 18 I hit a poor drive, actually, hung it out to the right in a…

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