All that Scott needed on this hole was a good score. That did not have to be a birdie, but just a simple par would do. Something he had been able to do so consistently during the middle part of his fourth round.
A par would bring him back down to the point where he would not have to think about his golf game. After the bogey on the 15th there is no questioning the fact that self-doubt was creeping into Adam Scott's mind.
The 16th hole was so important for Scott to turn it around and get himself back on track, but he failed to do so.
After hitting a tee shot that gave him a wedge into the green, he had set himself up about as good as you could ask for. But then his second shot was anything but good.
Scott somehow managed to get too much of the ball and it flew onto the green landing some 25 feet from the hole. Even so, his first putt, and third shot, was lagged to within three feet.
After recovering from his approach with a long putt that should have given himself an easy par, Scott lost all control of his game and from here on in you knew that the opportunity to lose was in full force.
You can understand the pressure that Scott would be facing at this point, and you can give him the benefit of the doubt for his second shot. After all, he was able to recover nicely and put himself in a position to come out of the 16th with a par.
What you can not forgive is his second putt. When you give yourself a chance to save par with a putt that is around three feet long you need to make it. You do not only need to be able to make that on a normal day, but even more so when you are three holes away from winning a Major.
That putt should have been a given at the very least.