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Scott primed to strike

7th August 2019, 18:05 by Tom Hill

Australia's Adam Scott believes a return to Liberty National this weekend will help him end his winless run on the PGA Tour.

The former world number one is currently looking at a third-straight winless campaign but heads to this week's Northern Trust tournament in confident mood.

The New Jersey event is the first of the three FedEx Cup Playoffs but time is running out for Scott.

He has never gone three consecutive seasons without claiming a victory since he joined the PGA Tour in 2003.

This season he has finished second on two occasions while also recording six top-10 finishes.

Scott last won at Liberty National in The Barclays event in 2013 and he is ready to try and end his poor run this weekend.

"You never deserve (to) win, but I want to win badly," Scott told AAP. "I've played a lot of good golf this year. But I have got the least out of my good golf; I have had a few poor finishes when I was in contention in the big events. This has been my best golf since (a two-win) 2016 (season).

"There is a lot to play for; the Playoffs are three big weeks where you can make a huge move on FedEx standings.

"Liberty National is a good course for me; it's a bit like a resort course and I grew up on a lot of them in Queensland."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Tom Hill offers a strong insight into football and rugby league, whilst also having a good knowledge of several other sports including boxing, horse racing and American Football.

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