Adam Scott aims to overcome US Open past

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For all Adam Scott’s ability and success, the 2013 Masters champion has never figured down the stretch at a US Open. However, according to the world No.1, that’s about to change.

In five years Scott hasn’t broken 70 at the US Open, and he’s missed the cut as often as he has made it — six times in all. Perhaps most telling of all is Scott’s best finish in the US Open of 15th.

The world No.1 is the first to admit that he’s never been able to produce his best golf when it comes to the US open, but he says he has been working hard to change that.

“Certainly I haven't had the best record at the U.S. Open. It's hard to put a finger on a lot of it,” admitted Scott.

‘I've talked to you all about ten years of playing pretty average, by my own expectations in majors, and tried to improve that the last few years. I think I've done a good job, but maybe not quite as good at the U.S. Open.”

U.S. Open - Preview Day 2

Adam Scott :: ‘turning the corner’

The Aussie is now world No.1 and in the form of his life, and now he feels he’s ready to finally challenge in the championship.

“I'm trying to build a game that can play anywhere. So it's a good week for me to kind of turn the corner and get in contention. I think this course sets up well for me.”

Adam Scott’s strategy

If he is to become the first Australian to win the event since Geoff Ogilvy in 2006, Adam Scott knows that his short-game will be a decisive factor.
"I'm trying to build a game that can compete at any event." - Adam Scott

“Everyone is going to miss a few more greens this week than they're used to so they better be ready for that. Patience will be tested, but certainly these chipping areas provide you with a lot of different options on how to play a shot. So imagination is going to be a big thing.

“I’ve been doing lot of hard work on my shorter clubs over the last couple of years. I'm trying to build a game that can compete at any event.”

Adam Scott tees off at 5: 25 GMT time and is paired with Bubba Watson and Charl Schwartzel.

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