'I needed to get something going': Adam Scott goes 8 under in last seven holes at CJ Cup

Fortunes can turn quickly in Vegas. Sometimes to the good, more often to the bad. For Adam Scott, it was to the better.

'I needed to get something going': Adam Scott goes 8 under in last seven holes at CJ Cup

LAS VEGAS – Fortunes can turn quickly in Las Vegas.

Sometimes to the good, more often to the bad.

For Adam Scott, it was to the better.

The 2013 Masters champion was moseying around The Summit Club during Friday’s second round of the CJ Cup, heading to the 12th tee after consecutive bogeys and seeing he was 13 shots behind leader Keith Mitchell.

Then the man from Down Under started to go way under par.

Over his last seven holes, Scott made four birdies and two eagles to suddenly jump up the scoreboard into a tie for second place. Scott finished with a 9-under 63 to move to 13 under, five shots behind leader Keith Mitchell.

Scott was sterling as he made birdies from 2 feet on 12, 5 feet on 13, 4 feet on 15 and nine feet on 17. His eagle on the par-5 14th came from three feet, his eagle on the par-5 18th from five. His lone non-circle hole came on the par-3 16th where he got up-and-down from a greenside bunker for par.

Scott is trying to win his 15th PGA Tour title and first since the 2020 Genesis Invitational.

“You can’t expect a finish like that, but I’m going to take it,” Scott said. “I hit a lot of shots close and that made light work with the putter. Put myself in contention. I mean, I’m a long way back still, but 36 holes to go, I like where I’m at, moving in the right direction. I’d love to have a nice solid day tomorrow.

“Hopefully that wasn’t all the wind in my sail.”

Scott started sailing after making bogeys at 10 and 11 and falling well behind.

“Felt like I was playing in another tournament,” he said. “I needed to get something going.”

He got it going, indeed.

“I needed to just play aggressive and I went driver off the tee at 14, which is maybe unusual to say for a par‑5, but a lot of guys are not hitting driver. I just thought, well, if I want to have a chance at this tournament, I’ve got to probably hit one up there,” he said. “Hit an iron on the green close and make an eagle and that’s what I did. I hit a 6‑iron in and it rolled down to a couple of feet.

“Then on 18 I hit a poor drive actually, hung it out to the right in a bunker, but I had a good yardage and I had a good lie and I hit a 5‑iron, got it online and finished about five feet from the hole.

“I can handle those eagle putts.”

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CJ Cup at The Summit Club Saturday tee times, TV info

Everything you need to know for the third round of the CJ Cup.

CJ Cup at The Summit Club Saturday tee times, TV info

Keith Mitchell opened the week at the CJ Cup with a 62 and then began pulling away on Friday with his follow-up 64 at The Summit Club in Las Vegas. Mitchell, who owns only one Tour win so far in his career, is 18 under and has a five-shot cushion on Seonghyeon Kim, Jordan Spieth, Harry Higgs and Adam Scott entering the weekend. Because the CJ Cup is a limited-field event, no cut was made on Friday evening.

The Summit Club is playing host to the PGA Tour for the first time for this week’s event. The course is a Tom Fazio design and is playing 7,431 yards to a par of 72. The CJ Cup was moved from Korea to the U.S. for a second straight year.

From tee times to TV and streaming info, here’s everything you need to know for the third round of the CJ Cup. All times Eastern.

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Saturday tee times

Tee time Players
9:50 a.m. Yoseop Seo, Charl Schwartzel, Kevin Streelman
10:02 a.m. Jason Kokrak, Hanbyeol Kim, Branden Grace
10:14 a.m. Patton Kizzire, Jason Day, Shane Lowry
10:26 a.m. Joohyung Kim, Harris English, Charley Hoffman
10:38 a.m. Sanghun Shin, Louis Oosthuizen, Alex Noren
10:50 a.m. Tommy Fleetwood, Emiliano Grillo, Cameron Tringale
11:02 a.m. Rasmus Hojgaard, Jaekyeong Lee, Justin Rose
11:19 a.m. Byeong Hun An, Si Woo Kim, Dustin Johnson
11:31 a.m. Marc Leishman, Tony Finau, K.H. Lee
11:43 a.m Tom Hoge, Lucas Glover, Matt Jones
11:55 a.m. Kevin Kisner, Xander Schauffele, Webb Simpson
12:07 p.m. Sungjae Im, Collin Morikawa, Scottie Scheffler
12:19 p.m. Harold Varner III, Stewart Cink, Max Homa
12:31 p.m. Patrick Reed, Brooks Koepka, Russell Henley
12:48 p.m. Justin Thomas, Cam Davis, Gary Woodland
1:00 p.m. Carlos Ortiz, Sebastian Munoz, Hideki Matsuyama
1:12 p.m. Keegan Bradley, Brian Harman, Joaquin Niemann
1:24 p.m. Abraham Ancer, Sung Kang, Rory McIlroy
1:36 p.m. Chris Kirk, Minkyu Kim, Jhonattan Vegas
1:48 p.m. Sergio Garcia, Sam Burns, Talor Gooch
2:00 p.m. Kevin Na, Maverick McNealy, Hudson Swafford
2:17 p.m. Cameron Smith, Paul Casey, Robert Streb
2:29 p.m. Viktor Hovland, Aaron Wise, Mackenzie Hughes
2:41 p.m. Tyrrell Hatton, Ian Poulter, Erik van Rooyen
2:53 p.m. Harry Higgs, Adam Scott, Rickie Fowler
3:05 p.m. Keith Mitchell, Seonghyeon Kim, Jordan Spieth


TV, streaming, radio information

You can watch Golf Channel for free on fuboTV. All times ET.

Saturday, Oct. 16

TV

Golf Channel: 5-8 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 17

TV

Golf Channel: 5-8 p.m.

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