Scott: 'Still got my best years ahead'

From ESPN - December 4, 2017

Adam Scott has no doubt he can claw back up the world golf rankings in 2018 after bouncing back from a similarly poor season only two years ago.

His missed cut at last week's Australian PGA Championship, in his own backyard of the Gold Coast, signed off a winless year interrupted by the birth of his second child and regular bouts of sickness.

At world No.31 and unlikely to tee up competitively until the US PGA Tour event at Riviera Country Club in mid February, Scott has ensured his worst end-of-year ranking since 2009, after starting 2017 at No.7.

But the 2013 Masters champion said nailing two U.S. Tour wins early in 2016 after a disappointing and winless 2015 season has taught him his form slumps do not last long.

"You can sharpen your focus after a disappointing year," Scott told AAP.

"You can really identify a few things that you might want to change or work on. These off-form years are also learning years.

"In 2015, it was a very similar kind of year for me.

"I had just played OK, but OK does not look very good amongst the best players in the world and then I came out in 2016 and really put it all together nicely."


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