Adam Scott takes advantage of soft conditions at PGA Championship

Australia's Adam Scott reacts after putting on the 18th green during the first round of the PGA...

Australia's Adam Scott reacts after putting on the 18th green during the first round of the PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester. (Jeff Haynes/Reuters)

IAN HUTCHINSON, For QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:02 PM ET

How quickly things change when the most prized titles in golf are at stake.

Just over a year ago, the discussion surrounded Adam Scott’s gag at the 2012 British Open to hand the Claret Jug to Ernie Els and now, we’re talking about the Masters champ potentially winning his second major this year.

How quickly that last statement can change as well, with Scott sitting in a sweet spot after Thursday’s first round of the PGA Championship at Oak Hill. It can change as quickly as he got there with five consecutive birdies on his front nine to tie him with co-leader Jim Furyk.

It can change just as quickly as Tiger Woods going from one under to one over on his final hole of the day where it was all guts, no glory for Woods, who would have been better-advised to simply advance the ball up the fairway instead of going for the green on an awkward shot.


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