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Scott: Staying positive

Scott: Staying positive

Adam Scott is confident that he can recover from his collapse at The Open to win the PGA Championship.

Adam Scott is confident that he can recover from his collapse at The Open to win the PGA Championship.

The Australian blew a four-shot lead in the closing stages of last month's major to lose to Ernie Els by one stroke.

The calamitous collapse may have taken its toll on some players, but Scott insists on focusing on the positives that he can take from the event as he prepares for the year's final major on the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island.

"I have to draw on how good I have played in major tournaments recently," Scott is quoted as saying by AAP.

"That has to be the way I get my mind focused and back set on how it's been for the other three majors this year.

"I need to use all the confidence and step out there on day one and play hard from the start like I did at the Open."

The 32-year-old believes that he can recover immediately from his Open disappointment to take the PGA Championship title.

"There is nothing to stop me from bouncing right back," he said.

"The Ocean course is a place that sets up nice for me. I'm playing nicely and, if I can get the timing right, there is a bit of room off the tee and, if you hit it long, you'll get a few breaks with clubs into greens.

"If I can switch it on, I'm looking forward to being right in the mix. I'm ready to go - I just want to get amongst it.

"This is it, our last major for the year, so I'm excited to get started."

Scott finished seventh at last year's PGA Championship, with his best showing coming in 2006 when he came home in tied third.



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