Nov
12
2009
Retief Goosen on Adam Scott’s Yearlong Case of The Suckies
By Stephanie Wei under General

As Adam Scott, the guy once dubbed The Next Tiger Woods, fell into an awful slump this year, the scrutiny quickly followed.

Recently, one of his peers gave his take — the soft-spoken Retief Goosen (seriously!). In the November issue of Golf Magazine, he said, “Scotty’s still young and he has a lot of hot chicks on his mind. I’m sure once he gets over that his game will be back.”

Ouch?

When Adam was spotted at Wimbledon cheering on girlfriend, Serbian tennis player Ana Ivanovic — in lieu of competing at Tiger Woods’ tournament, the AT&T National — more speculation surfaced. His relationship appeared to be taking precedence over his game, which, logically, was the cause of his poor play.

But in today’s edition of the Sydney Morning Herald, Adam denies such claims [via golf.com]:

‘I don’t know how to respond to that,’ Scott told the Herald of talk golf had not been his main priority. ‘Should I not have a girlfriend? I tried to do everything that I felt was 100 per cent right for me this year. I wasn’t working on the right things for a period of time and it took a long time to work out what was right again.’

So there you have it. But I still blame Kate Hudson.

[Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images]