US Masters champion Adam Scott rated his course-record 10-under 62 at the Emirates Australian Open as one of his best rounds but maintained his picture-perfect golf swing was not quite where he wanted it to be.
The world No 2 burst out of the blocks with six straight birdies but lost his rhythm midway through his opening round at the Royal Sydney Golf Club and had to settle for eight straight pars.
He bounced back with a superb tee shot on the par-three sixth and sunk the short putt, however, to spark another run of four straight birdies and smash the previous course record by three shots.
“I can’t sit here and complain about anything, but, a bit like last week in the first round, the swing wanders on a couple of shots and it did it again (yesterday),” said Scott.
“It’s not quite in the slot, although I hit a lot of great shots.
“It’s a bit – I don’t know the right way to say it – it’s not as free-flowing as the first couple of weeks (at the Australian PGA Championship and Australian Masters).
“The swing is a bit of hard work for me at the moment. I can still hit good shots, obviously, but hitting a few average ones as well and I got away with the bad ones with some good saves.”