Scott sees light at end of the tunnel

A patient Adam Scott can see light at the end of the tunnel as he heads into this week’s Barclays Singapore Open.

A patient Adam Scott can see light at the end of the tunnel as he heads into this week’s Barclays Singapore Open.
The Australian former world number three won back-to-back Singapore Open’s at Sentosa Golf Club in 2005 and 2006 but arrives in Singapore this week languishing in 76th place in the world rankings, having not won since the EDS Byron Nelson Championship in April 2008.
But despite his best finish this year only being his second place at January’s Sony Open in Hawaii and despite10 missed cuts to his name, including at every major expect the US Open, Scott is finally beginning the see encouraging signs.
“I was playing very well two years ago that’s why I won here,” said the 29-year-old, who featured for the International Team at the Presidents Cup earlier this month.
“I had everything under control and was playing with a lot of confidence. This year I have done a lot of work on my game and it hasn’t all come together yet.
“That has affected my confidence a little bit but it is coming around and every part of my game is coming round, it is just a matter of going through the process to make it better.
“I have looked at all areas over the year. My ball striking wasn’t as good and I have been trying to change some things in my swing. Nothing drastic, but I am just trying to get the club back to where it was on the plane. That hasn’t been right which has affected the confidence.
“With pretty low confidence and then playing the tough golf courses that we have to play I have certainly been beaten up a little a bit this year, but there have been some good signs over the last three or four months and I am working my way through it.
“It certainly feels better at the moment and I have to go through the process because I believe that when it comes together then I will be a better player than I was before.”
Scott tees off on the Serapong Course tomorrow alongside world number two Phil Mickelson, Padraig Harrington, KJ Choi, who won last week in Malaysia, and countryman Geoff Ogilvy and is eyeing a return to form ahead of a return to Australia for several events before the end of the year.
“My goal has always been to win tournaments. I don’t pay much attention to the rankings,” he added.
“There is only one position that you want to be in the rankings and I guess that you don’t pay too much attention to that until you get close. I just want to win. That is how I have always challenged myself and I believe that I am going to improve.
“Some of the things that I haven’t done right over the last few years I have been able to rely on my talent, but I had to iron that stuff out and it has taken some time to get right.”