Preparation key for Scott

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Adam Scott might have a poor record at the majors, but he plans on rectifying it at the Open Championship this year.

Australian Adam Scott might have a poor record at the majors, but he plans on rectifying it at the Open Championship this year.

Since the turn of the century, he has finished in the top 10 of the majors on only four occasions, but since 2011, he has started to prepare much better for bigger events.

“It wasn’t about playing less events, it was about preparing a little differently and more effectively for majors,” Scott said after his second round at Royal Lytham & St. Annes.

“I play better when I practice more. I think it’s been effective so far.”

In the last six majors, Scott has three top 10 finishes and finished two strokes behind South Africa’s Charl Schwartzel at the Masters last year.

After shooting a blistering 64 on Thursday, Scott started Friday’s second slowly, but fired a 33 on the closing nine to go into the clubhouse one stroke behind leader Brandt Snedeker.

“It’s kind of a culmination of everything I’ve done over the last couple of years,” he added.

“This is the path I’ve been going down and it just happens to have happened here.”

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