Adam Scott joined Ernie Els for a practice round at the course last Tuesday and pronounced the course "perfect" during a press conference at last week's Tampa Bay Championship.
"I thought it was in the best shape I've ever seen it this early in the
year," Scott said. "They
must have had some nice warm days and cool nights, and a lot of grass
seems to be growing. Sometimes it can be a little thin early on, but it
looks great. It's Augusta. It's pretty much perfect."
"I think it's the other way for me," Scott said. "I think it was a long time, I didn't really look like I was a major contender, and now I feel like I am. So I feel like now's my time, it's up to me to make it happen. Everyone's path to that success is different. I mean, Mickelson knocked on the door for years and years and then the floodgates opened for him. I've gotten my game to a point where I feel like I'm right there. Hopefully I can get the first one and then we'll see. Everyone's path to getting there is different. So I'm just trying to do what I believe is best and hopefully the first one comes soon and more to follow."
"I think I was happy overall, very happy for Ernie," Scott said. "I think he's an incredible talent and he's one of the best players I've
of seen on a golf course. I've played so much golf with him and seen
him do such incredible things. I think he could have won ten majors. So paid his dues, and whether he won it or I helped him win it a little
bit; it doesn't matter, he won it. Probably eased the pain a little bit
that he was a closer friend of minute here, and I could feel some
happiness for him."
Photo: Adam Scott at the 2012 Masters (Andrew Redington/Getty Images)