Scott shakes up Open lead- up

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT -

ADAM Scott is hop­ing a change in his usual sched­ule to play in this week’s Scot­tish Open will be piv­otal in end­ing a 24- year Aus­tralian win drought at the Open Cham­pi­onship.

The cur­rent world num­ber 15 and for­mer Mas­ters cham­pion is con­test­ing the Scot­tish Open which be­gins Thurs­day for the first time since shar­ing fourth place be­hind Ger­many’s Martin Kaymer at Loch Lomond in 2009. In the in­ter­ven­ing eight years Scott has pre­ferred to spend the week be­fore the Bri­tish Open play­ing prac­tice rounds at the venue for the year’s third ma­jor.

“I’ve had a bit of a sched­ule change this year for lots of dif­fer­ent rea­sons,” Scott said.

“The last year and a half or so, I haven’t played as well in the ma­jors as I would have liked and we all put so much fo­cus on the ma­jors now.

“It was time to change it up be­cause my plan wasn’t re­ally work­ing.” Scott has prac­tised al­ready at Royal Birk­dale, venue for next week’s Open Cham­pi­onship, and will from Thurs­day tee it up on the Scot­tish west coast for the $ 7 mil­lion event.

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