The Australian won the 2013 Masters and has revealed that he wants further major glory just as much as he wanted it before
Adam Scott Motivated For More Major Success
Four years on from his victory at the 2013 Masters, Adam Scott has revealed he is still as motivated as ever to add more majors to his tally.
The Aussie, now 36, finally broke his major duck at Augusta 13 years after turning professional.
He told Reuters, "I still feel like I've got a long window.
"I’ve at least won my first major. Five years ago there was definitely a sense of urgency because I hadn't won a major and I felt I was a good enough player to, and (was wondering) is it going to happen?
"I’m relatively stress-free, injury-free. I want (success) just as much as I wanted it before.”
The world number 11 is undoubtedly one of the best ball strikers of his generation, but it is on and around the greens where his struggles have been.
He won The Masters in '13 with the broomhandle putter and reached the summit of world golf the following year, holding the #1 spot in the Official World Golf Ranking for 11 weeks, but has had to adapt to the short putter and claw grip since anchoring was outlawed in 2016.
Now, after a T9th finish at Augusta, Scott is looking to get back to his best in 2017 as he searches for the elusive second major.
“My short game was really sharp the first few events (of 2017)", he told Reuters.
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“At Augusta it wasn’t as good as I would have liked but I put myself in some pretty tough spots too, so it’s unfair to be too critical. I’ve definitely seen some improvement.”
Scott is a 29-time winner as a pro, with 13 PGA Tour victories and 10 European Tour successes.
He has three top-five finishes in the Open Championship since 2012, including that infamous finish in 2012 at Lytham where he bogeyed the final four holes to lose out to Ernie Els.
"It’s slowly getting back to where I’d like it to be at the moment and hopefully I’m back up challenging for some majors soon.”
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Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-5. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!
Elliott is currently playing:
Driver: Titleist TSR4
3 wood: Titleist TSi2 HL
Irons: Mizuno MP-H4 3-iron, Mizuno MP5 4-PW
Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58
Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5
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