Adam Scott wants to become the dominant player at the Masters
Adam Scott is determined to emulate Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson and become a dominant figure at the Masters.
Last Updated: 13/11/13 12:04pm
Scott became the first Australian to win at Augusta when he edged out former champion Angel Cabrera in a tense play-off in April.
The victory was his first major after a number of near misses, most notably at the Open Championship last year when he blew a four-shot lead with four holes to play to gift the title to Ernie Els.
But after fulfilling years of promise in the first major of the year, Scott now believes he can match the feats of Woods and Mickelson, who have seven Green Jackets between them.
"I've really felt the last few years my level of understanding of that golf course grew and then obviously culminated in winning this year," Scott said.
"I'm really looking forward to going back and I feel I have an opportunity to develop even more there and become a dominant player like a Phil Mickelson or a Tiger Woods there.
"I have the opportunity, I'm not saying I'm going to.
"But I've got a bit of momentum going so I'm really looking forward to that."
Scott is defending his Australian Masters title at Royal Melbourne this week, and he believes his victory at Kingston Heath last season was a crucial step in ending his long quest for a major at Augusta.
"People say you haven't achieved everything in golf unless you've won the Open at St Andrew's," he added.
"But for an Australian I think to win a tournament at Royal Melbourne is the same kind of thing and I'd love to do that."