Forget the Ryder Cup, it’s time for an Australian to perform

When Adam Scott burst onto the scene as a 21-year-old with a win in South Africa in 2001, it became clear that he was no ordinary golfer and by January 2007, he was the third best golfer in the world.

But after a brilliant year including two top 10 Major finishes in 2006, Scott started fading into obscurity, eventually dropping out of the world’s top 50 in 2009 thanks to injury and a serious loss of form.

Golf’s pin-up boy is back on course with three top 10 finishes in his last four tournaments, and he heads into this week’s FedEx Cup playoff a 20/1 shot to triumph at the BMW Championship.

It was this time last year that Greg Norman handed Scott a wildcard for the Presidents Cup despite his world ranking of 53 and missing 10 of 18 cuts.

Norman’s faith had a huge impact with Scott winning his home tournament, the Australian Open just weeks later.

Scott considers Charley Hoffman his big brother after Hoffman guided the 17-year-old Australian through college in Las Vegas, and Hoffman’s win last week will provide extra incentive for Scott to win.

Scott’s fellow countryman Jason Day is also in tremendous form finishing in the top five at both FedEx Cup playoffs and he is 25/1 to win this week.

The Australians are in with a chance of filling the top three spots after Geoff Ogilvy’s final round of 66 at the Deutsche Bank Championship landed him second place and he is 33/1 to win the BMW Championship.

Tiger Woods is 8/1 favourite for this week’s tournament. See the full BMW Championship golf betting market here.