Old man Scott feels clock ticking as he chases more majors

Tue Apr 5, 2016 2:04pm EDT
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By Andrew Both

AUGUSTA, Georgia (Reuters) - Adam Scott is not exactly an old man, but he feels the clock ticking as he attempts to add to his single major victory this week at the Masters.

Scott is 35, which not so long ago was around the age many golfers peaked, but the recent emergence of so many outstanding young players makes the Australian wonder whether his time has almost passed.

Well not quite, but the 2013 Masters champion feels an urgency to make another major strike before too long.

“I don’t want it to be the one (and only) major I won,” Scott told reporters on Tuesday as he wistfully recalled his playoff victory over Angel Cabrera when he became the first player from his homeland to win the green jacket after growing up watching Greg Norman come so agonizingly close so many times.

“It’s hard for me to think that anything I achieve will be bigger than that moment in my career, but that doesn’t mean I’m not striving to win other Masters tournaments.

“I feel I’ve got the game to win my second major this week and I’m driven toward that because I want to win a handful of majors," added Scott.”

The world number seven is among the favorites this week, after two straight victories in Florida recently, at the Honda Classic and WGC-Cadillac Championship.

He will use a short putter at Augusta for the first time since 2010, after working with a broomstick for the past five years. But with an “anchoring” ban in effect since January 1, Scott has returned to a short stick.   Continued...

Mar 25, 2016; Austin, TX, USA; Adam Scott of Australia during the third round of the World Golf Championship-Dell Match Play at the Austin Country Club. Mandatory Credit: Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports