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Scott ready to atone at Kiawah golf
Ben Everill
18:45 AEST Tue Aug 7 2012

Most of Australia is still trying to forget the British Open, but Adam Scott will embrace it as he looks to immediately bounce back and take out the PGA Championship.

Scott won't shy away from the memories of the best and worst golf tournament of his career where he dominated for 68 holes to lead by four, only to finish with four consecutive bogeys to lose to Ernie Els by a shot.

Instead, he'll embrace the positives from the week at Royal Lytham and St Anne's, along with his four other top-15 finishes in his past seven major championships as he looks to end a six-year drought for Australia in majors.

Since finishing seventh in the PGA last year, he's been T8 at the Masters, T15 at the US Open and, of course, second at the Open Championship.

The Queenslander used last week's World Golf Championships Bridgestone Invitational to get his head back in the game after the British collapse and enters the final major of the year on the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island once again full of confidence.

"I have to draw on how good I have played in major tournaments recently," Scott said.

"That has to be the way I get my mind focused and back set on how it's been for the other three majors this year.

"I need to use all the confidence and step out there on day one and play hard from the start like I did at the Open."

Scott points out the numerous comeback weeks by players after a setback, including Rory McIlroy who famously capitulated at the 2011 Masters only to gap the field at the following US Open.

"There is nothing to stop me from bouncing right back," Scott says.

"The Ocean course is a place that sets up nice for me. I'm playing nicely and, if I can get the timing right, there is a bit of room off the tee and, if you hit it long, you'll get a few breaks with clubs into greens.

"If I can switch it on, I'm looking forward to being right in the mix. I'm ready to go - I just want to get amongst it.

"This is it, our last major for the year, so I'm excited to get started."

Scott is among a rare group who had a look at the course last week before the WGC in Ohio, joining Tiger Woods in playing the links that will officially be the longest in major history at 7676 yards.

With the deepest field in golf, the 156-man field includes the top 103 golfers in the world and 10 Australians.

Jason Day, John Senden, Aaron Baddeley, Geoff Ogilvy, Greg Chalmers, Marc Leishman, Marcus Fraser, Brendan Jones and Robert Allenby join Scott in the quest for glory.


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