Media Buzz: Adam Scott Claims WGC-Bridgestone Victory in Flak Jacket XLJ Amidst Caddy Frenzy
If ‘Adam Scott’ wasn’t a household name before last weekend, it sure is now.
The Aussie Golf Pro claimed a commanding victory at the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational amidst a media frenzy surrounding his new caddy, Steve Williams, who was fired last month by Tiger Woods after a long stretch through the superstar’s career.
“I can talk about Steve now and not Tiger,” said Adam, who rocks Oakley Flak Jacket XLJ with Slate or G30 lenses – depending on light conditions on the course. “I’m sure there are a lot of other golfers who wouldn’t mind that, either.”
The standout sealed the win by bogeying any of the last 26 holes – edging Ryo Ishikawa of Japan, who made a charge at the Aussie until the very end. His chip in from the side of the 12th green – followed up by a birdie putt form just inside 30 feet on the 14th – built a three-shot lead. He never looked back from there.
The triumph, despite the attention on his caddy, pushed Adam up to No. 15 in the FedExCup standings.
He also became the third Australian to win a World Golf Championships title, joining Geoff Ogilvy and Craig Parry. This marked his 18th successful career result – and moved back into the top 10 in the world ranking.
“Today, I was on,” Scott said. “To win here at this place, a World Golf Championship, it’s huge.”