Last week, Adam Scott had his status as world No.1 taken from him by Rory McIlroy after the Northern Irishman’s WGC-Bridgestone Invitational win. Now, at this week’s PGA Championship, Scott believes he can take it back.
Despite being knocked off top spot by McIlroy, the world No.2 is full of confidence heading into the season’s final major at Valhalla.
“It's only motivating to see Rory play so well,” said the Australian. “I've said a lot that I feel this is my time, so I've got to beat whatever Rory is trying out there and I believe I can.”
A win at the PGA Championship from the 2013 Masters champion would see him return to the summit of the game, regardless of McIlroy’s finish. Judging by his recent form, Scott is more than capable.
"My goal this week is obviously to contend and hopefully to win this golf tournament.” - Adam Scott
Since his Crowne Plaza Invititaional triumph back in May, the 34-year-old has finished inside the top ten in all four of his subsequent events. That includes the US Open, the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, and the Open.
However, this week, he’s hoping to go one better. “My goal this week is obviously to contend and hopefully to win this golf tournament.”
There’s no doubt Adam Scott has been a stand out player this season having spent 11 weeks as world No.1. That said, he’s is no doubt as to who deserves the crown at present.
“I think the right guy is at No. 1 at the moment,” said Scott, referring to Rory McIlroy.
“He's played the best over the last couple months. The guy who is winning the most tournaments probably should be the No.1 player.”
Adam Scott craving wins
For all his consistency, Scott has only won once in 2014 and he admits he’s desperate to add to his 11 career wins on the PGA Tour.
“It's tough, but at some point you just have to look for wins,” said Scott. “That's only what's going to satisfy me.”
“I've had lots of good finishes in majors, but I left the Open extremely disappointed. I felt I played really well and I finished fifth, and there are lots of good things to take from that.
“But I still didn't get to lift the trophy, and, the end of the day, that’s why I'm working hard and putting in so much. I would like to get the result.”