LUCK NEEDED: Adam Scott shows his frustration at last year's British Open at Royal Troon.
LUCK NEEDED: Adam Scott shows his frustration at last year's British Open at Royal Troon. Matt Dunham

Another chance for Scott to win the Claret Jug

ADAM Scott is hoping patience this week at Royal Birkdale in England can help him finally win a British Open after his gut-wrenching near-misses in the past.

"It's unfinished business for sure," Scott told reporters before the 146th Open Championship.

Scott, 37, has had four top-10 finishes in his past five Opens, including second in 2012 after he led by four shots with four holes to play at Royal Lytham.

"I'm very confident I can handle myself on links (courses). I've played a lot of good golf on links courses now," the former world No.1 said.

"Some people get it really quick and others don't and as I've put in a little bit more, I've got out a bit more too.

"I've just got to stay really patient for three days and hope that's going to put me in a position where I have a good chance on Sunday."

The 2013 Masters champion said the Open was very special everyone who had won it.

"So for me now it's just about getting it done and that's all I'm worried about this week," he said.

"My game is in good shape. I think all areas of my game are good enough.

"I just have to have some focus and get myself in position and, once I'm there, I believe I've got what it takes to do it."

Scott knows he needs to be accurate off the tee at Royal Birkdale.

"This one is more demanding on the ball-striking, so, for me, that's a good thing because generally I'm a good ball striker," he said.

"It's a little more defined and contained than some links courses. Some links courses give you some space to work with. This one not so much.

"So to have a really good score, you've got to play really good.

"It's going to be hard to fake it around here."

News Corp Australia


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