Scott ready to settle some unfinished business
ADAM Scott has arrived at Royal Birkdale intent on finally getting his hands on the Claret Jug after a string of British Open near misses.
“It’s unfinished business for sure,” Scott, 37, said ahead of tomorrow’s start to the 146th Open Championship.
The 2013 Masters champion and former world No. 1 says four top- 10s in his past five Opens have left a bittersweet taste.
“It’s been a tournament I’ve been really close to breaking through at,” he said. “So for me now it’s just about getting it done and that’s all I’m worried about this week.”
As much as his series of close shaves have frustrated the Australian, the world No. 15 also draws confidence from his wealth of experience.
“I’ve just got to stay really patient for three days and hope that’s going to put me in a position where I have a good chance on Sunday.”
Further fuelling his confidence is the fact, like Lytham, Birkdale ( where he was tied 17th in 2008) is a driver’s course where only supreme accuracy off the tee will suffice.
“This one is more demanding on the ball striking so, for me, that’s a good thing because generally I’m a good ball striker,” he said.
“It’s a little more defined and contained than some links courses. Some links courses give you some space to work with. This one not so much.”
Aussie golfer Adam Scott.