Adam Scott Motivated For More Major Success

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
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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?

Adam Scott Motivated For More Major Success

Finally, a major champion. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

"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.

Adam Scott Motivated For More Major Success

On top of the world. Scott ahead of the 2014 Crowne Plaza Invitational as the No. 1 golfer in the Official World Golf Ranking after taking over the number one spot from Tiger Woods earlier that week. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

The world number 11 had two wins back-to-back at the Honda Classic and WGC-Cadillac in early 2016, and climbed up to sixth in the world after reaching as low as 16th in 2015.

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.”

Elliott Heath
Senior Staff Writer

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer 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. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, 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 2-6. 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: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x