Adam Scott: I Need Another Major
It’s well known that Adam Scott has become the most consistent player in the majors for the last four years.
From fifteen starts, Scott has won once, been twice runner-up and has had four top-5 finishes. He also hasn’t finished outside the top-15 at the PGA Championship during this time with his best result a tie for 5th last year at Rochester.
Adam Scott (Credit: Anthony Powter)
This week at the PGA Championship at the Valhalla Golf Club east of Louisville in Kentucky, Scott has made it crystal clear that he’s here to collect his second major and anything short of winning will not be satisfactory.
“You know, it’s tough, but at some point you just have to look for wins, and that’s only what is going to satisfy me,” said Scott during Tuesday’s media conference.
“I’ve had lots of good finishes in majors, but I left last month’s Open extremely disappointed.”
At Royal Liverpool Scott had a third successive top-five Open finish after a final-round 66 put him tied fifth, five shots behind the champion, Rory McIlroy.
“I felt I played really well and I finished fifth,” said Scott.
“There are lots of good things to take from than. But I still didn’t get to lift the trophy, and that’s at the end of the day why I’m working hard and putting in so much. I would like to get the result.”
Scott says his game and preparation leading into the majors is all there but with no win in a major for 2014, he risks losing the halo effect from his 2013 Masters victory.
“A win would be a nice way to keep my momentum in the majors going,” says Scott, who already has one tour victory for 2014 at the Crowne Plaza Invitational.
“You never know how this game can go. It’s always on a knife’s edge, winning and losing, and having some momentum or not and from performing consistently well, to struggling. It’s not that big of a difference.”
Scott tees it up in the final major of 2014 expecting nothing short of lifting the Wanamaker trophy and cementing his place in history as just the fourth Australian to become a multiple major winner.
The 34-year-old has been seventh, 11th and fifth over the last three PGA Championships and knows what it feels like to win a major.
“If you’ve won a major, then you have the knowledge that you can do it,” says Scott.
“My goal this week is obviously to contend and hopefully to win this golf tournament and to do that would keep some great momentum going in the great scheme of things.”
“If you look at my career, I would have won two majors in the last two years. It does have a nice ring to it, I must admit and can really propel me into next year to keep the same thing going.”
The last Australian to lift the Wanamaker Trophy was Steve Elkington in 1995.