Adam Scott excited about prospect of completing triple crown of titles on home soil
Australian Adam Scott is excited about the prospect of trying to complete a triple crown of titles on home soil.
Last Updated: 28/11/13 11:34am
Scott - who became the first Australian to win the Masters at Augusta earlier in the season - has enjoyed a remarkable run of results during a frenetic four-week swing Down Under.
The 33-year-old won the Australian PGA Championship and Australian Masters titles in successive weeks before finishing third at the World Cup of Golf in Melbourne on Sunday, scooping the team title with compatriot Jason Day in the process.
He is now looking to become only the second player to complete a memorable hat-trick by adding the Australian Open title to his PGA and Masters triumphs.
Robert Allenby is the only player to have managed the accomplishment back in 2005, but Scott joked that his fellow Aussie was not offering up any advice.
"Obviously I'm excited about this week with the chance to win the triple crown of Australian golf like Robert (Allenby) did a few years back (2005), so there is a lot on the line and a lot to play for," Scott said.
"I'm certainly looking forward to having a go at it this week.
"The course (Royal Sydney) is looking good and the competition is tough. I think it will be a well-earned victory for whoever ends up on top."
Asked if he had caught up with Allenby and whether there had been any pre-tournament sledging, Scott said: "I'll leave the sledging to the cricketers. I caught up with Robert (on Tuesday) night at the function and I asked some advice on how to go about it, but he didn't offer any up.
"I'm left to my own devices this week."
The Adelaide-native did acknowledge, though, that his bid for history had left him drained after a hectic month-long schedule.
"At the end of last week I was tired and I was tired the last couple of days but I rested," added Scott, who won the 2009 Australian Open.
"That's how you have to balance a schedule when you're playing a little more than usual and I kind of had that in mind, knowing that I was playing four weeks. I've taken the days off where I can in the schedule.
"So today I feel good, kind of energised to get in. It's the Australian Open; it's the last week of the year for me, I want to finish big."
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