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What to expect in 2013: No. 6, Adam Scott

Shane Bacon
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Since the Mayans were wrong, it appears the 2013 PGA Tour season will actually happen. There are plenty of big names set to make some noise in the upcoming season (the year kicks off on January 4th!), so we've picked our ten guys we think will have huge impacts next season and preview them here. We continue with the smoothest cat in the game, Adam Scott.

Adam Scott

Age: 32

Career PGA Tour wins: 8

Career major wins: 0

What he did in 2012: A really strange year for the Aussie, who didn't have a PGA Tour win but had a serious run in the middle of his season that looked like it might remake his career. Scott finished third at the AT&T National event only to follow that up with an incredible performance for three days at the British Open, where he entered the final round with a four shot lead that looked like he'd sleepwalk to his first major title. Problem was, Scott fell apart, making four bogeys over his final four holes to lose by a shot to Ernie Els. Scott was still able to finish T-11 at the PGA Championship and card two top-seven finishes in the four FedEx Cup playoff events.

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Why we like him in 2013: Because it has always seemed that Scott is the type of player that should contend in majors consistently, and I see the British Open stumble to be almost like Rory McIlroy at the 2011 Masters. Sure, Scott is much older than McIlroy was at Augusta National, but he was there with a chance to win down the stretch and let it get away. Scott's mindset seems to be the type that can take a moment like the one at Lytham and build on it, and I see him doing that this next season. Something about the combination of the long putter and Steve Williams has rejuvenated Scott, and while I would love to see him be more consistent over an entire season, I think he will be a winner on the PGA Tour a couple of times in '13 and really push for a first major title.

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