Date: September 23, 2013
Author: Golf Australia

Fever hampers Scott’s FedEx charge

Adam Scott&aposs chances of reeling in Sweden&aposs Henrik Stenson at the Tour Championship by Coca-Cola fell away before the third round as the Queenslander battled illness. “I wasn&apost feeling top drawer last night and had a rough night, one of those ones. It&aposs probably a case of man flu where fever throughout the night and not a lot of sleep. Uncomfortable,” Scott told reporters on Saturday at East Lake. “And didn&apost feel too flush this morning. So had to get some help. I feel a lot better now, but it was pretty rough this morning.” The PGA Tour&aposs medical staff gave Scott intravenous fluids before his third round and skipped practice on the range ahead of his grouping with Stenson and Jordan Spieth. “It was very disappointing to wake up feeling like that. When I woke up this morning, I definitely wouldn&apost have been going. I was really flat and not in a good way. So it was just enough to get me going, and hopefully I can rest up tonight and feel better tomorrow,” Scott said. Not one for excuses, Scott said he wished he&aposd been at his best to try and stay with Stenson who had stormed to the lead. “When your body&aposs feeling so lethargic and heavy, the club feels like it weighs 60 pounds, and it was just hard work to get anything moving. All your rhythm and everything is off when your body is feeling so poor. You know, it was a battle for me today, and I&aposm disappointed that I wasn&apost at 100 percent to try and give Henrik a shake and stick with him,” Scott said.