Adam Scott's breakthrough win highlights rips and shanks

It might not seem like a huge event on the PGA Tour, but the Texas Open produced a sneaky good field this week in San Antonio, and the cream surely rose to the top. Who was the biggest winner and saddest loser from the Alamo? Read on.


Adam Scott: It was his third win in the state of Texas, and first since his horrible 2009, when Scott made just nine of 19 cuts. An offseason that focused mainly on his short game, it appears the Australian meant business when he said he had to improve his putting, and it showed, with rounds of 66-67 to close.

Aaron Baddeley: Bads hasn't had a top five since April of 2008, so the good play at TPC San Antonio is exciting. He's now made seven of his last eight cuts.

Ernie Els: Another great week for the Big Easy, who carded his fifth top five of 2010. He was the favorite heading into the Masters, and if his play continues at this level, he will be at the top of the list come Pebble Beach.

Garth Mulroy: "Who," you are probably asking yourself, but get this. After missing his first seven cuts in a row this season, Mulroy snuck into the weekend at the Quail Hollow Championship, finishing tied for 69th after a final round 80. I guess he took more positive than negative because at the Texas Open, he finished tied for sixth, his best showing ever on the PGA Tour.


Vijay Singh: It was the first time Vijay played in San Antonio, but the result was very much like the rest of his year; missed cut. Singh has now gone two months without playing on Sunday.

Zach Johnson: The two-time defending champion was probably hoping the return to Texas would jump-start a tough season, but the results were opposite. Johnson shot an opening round 80 to miss the cut.

J.B. Holmes: Talk about a disappointing final round. After 54 holes, it appeared Holmes might walk out of Texas a winner, but his final 18 got off to a rough start. A double-bogey on the first hole and a triple-bogey on his ninth was just part of a front nine that only saw Holmes make a single par. He closed with 76.

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