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The Tour Report

September 13 2012

6:00 PM

FedExCup preview: Adam Scott

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The top 30 in FedExCup points are headed to East Lake for the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola. Here’s a look at Adam Scott, one of the 30 players who will contend for the FedExCup title.

SCENARIOS TO WIN FEDEXCUP: For Scott to win the FedExCup, he MUST win the TOUR Championship and have the following scenarios fall into place:
> Rory McIlroy (No. 1) finishes 13th* or worse
> Tiger Woods (No. 2) finishes 5th or worse
> Nick Watney (No. 3) finishes in a 3-way tie for 3rd or worse
> Phil Mickelson (No. 4) finishes 3rd* or worse
> Brandt Snedeker (No. 5) finishes in 3-way tie for 2nd or worse
> Louis Oosthuizen (No. 6) finishes T-2 or worse
> *Tie for the FedExCup
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SEASON IN REVIEW: Scott had an impressive run through the majors, finishing 15th or better in them all. His season will likely be remembered for his final-round swoon at the British Open, though, where he squandered a four-stroke lead on the final four holes and finished second. He seems to be peaking again in advance of the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola, posting consecutive top-10s, for the third time this year, in the Playoffs. -- Helen Ross

PATH TO TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP: Here’s a look at Scott’s results in the first three events of the 2012 FedExCup Playoffs:
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FEC ranking after event




PREVIOUS FEDEXCUP FINISHES: Here is how Scott has finished in previous Playoffs appearances:

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EAST LAKE HISTORY: Scott won the final event at East Lake that was played in November. The next year, the FedExCup was born, and Scott hasn't been in the top five at East Lake since. He did tie for sixth at East Lake in 2011.

ALBERS’ QUICK TAKE: Fred Albers, on-course correspondent for SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio, provides a quick look at Scott:
Seems like he hasn't played much golf this year but also seems like he's building momentum in the FedExCup Playoffs. Watch his putting stroke. It's all about rhythm. When Adam's stroke gets quick, he starts missing putts.

WATCH: Scott eagles No. 11 at TPC Sawgrass

PLAYER PAGE: Click here for more on Adam Scott

Now it’s your turn. How do you think Scott will fare at the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola?