Masters champion desperate to be a Great Scott

Wed Apr 9, 2014 12:09pm EDT
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By Tony Jimenez

AUGUSTA, Georgia (Reuters) - Adam Scott does not want to be known as a one-hit wonder and says he is desperate to join Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Ernie Els as multiple major winners.

Twelve months ago Scott ended a run of near-misses at the 'Big Four' championships by becoming the first Australian to land the coveted Masters Green Jacket and the 33-year-old is hungry for more top-notch titles.

"This week is another opportunity for me to kind of keep moving my career in the right direction," the world number two told Reuters in an interview on the eve of the Masters.

"I need to keep going, do it consistently for years to build up a resume like Tiger, Ernie and Phil, match the longevity of their careers. Their consistently high level of play is what I'm aiming for."

Scott, rated by bookmakers Ladbrokes as the 12-1 joint favorite at Augusta National this week alongside Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy, said the early part of his 2014 schedule was all about preparing for a stout defense of the Green Jacket.

"Everything I've done this year has been planned carefully so that I can peak this week," he explained.

"My ball striking is up where I want it to be following some good work I've done on the practice range and at home and my competitiveness also came through in the three weeks I played on the Florida swing.

"Getting in contention at Bay Hill showed me I was right on the mark," added Scott in reference to his third-place finish at last month's Arnold Palmer Invitational.   Continued...

Adam Scott of Australia celebrates sinking a birdie putt on the 18th green during the final round in the 2013 Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, April 14, 2013. REUTERS/Phil Noble