Scott shakes up Open lead- up
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.