Date: September 12, 2007

Scott aims to sign off with success

His compatriot Aaron Baddeley remains in the hunt for the FedEx Cup points crown, but Adam Scott is keen to close his lacklustre year with victory at the Tour Championship. There are six players, including Baddeley, still a chance to claim the inaugural $10 million prize for points accrued in the four-event play-off series. However, for those like Scott who make up the 30-man field for the tour&aposs grand finale, capping the season with victory would be just as sweet. The 27-year-old was tipped to make the transition from talented youngster to major winner in 2007, or at least win more than one tournament for the year. His sole victory cam the week before the Masters, at the Houston Open, and Scott concedes his performances at the big four tournaments wasn&apost up to scratch. “Golf-wise I give myself a C. I&aposm a bit disappointed, especially off how consistently well I played last year. I expected more and I expected myself to play a lot better than I did in the majors,” he said in Atlanta. “I really only played decent at the US PGA, the others were extremely disappointing for me.” “Two times in my career I have quite good years – in 2004 and last year – and I didn&apost back it up with a very good year, so that&aposs something for me to work on, certainly.” It hasn&apost been all doom and gloom, however, with the Queenslander confident of taking the next step in 2008. “I still think I&aposve improved as a player. I&aposve taken a lot out of this year but a little disappointed not to kick on from where I left off at the end of &apos06.” “I&aposve gained experience, I think my swing and ball-striking wise has improved and certainly management on the golf course as well. Getting in contention and being under the heat, you can always improve and take something from it.” To snare a major Scott believes he needs to be playing at his peak when it matters most, not the week before. “This year I felt like I had played all my good golf before I got to the majors, certainly the first two,” he said. “I was playing great leading into the US Open as well and by the time Thursday rolled around it felt like all my good golf was left out in the practice rounds.” “It&aposs a matter of figuring out why that is so next year when I stand on the tee on Thursday at Augusta I am bringing my best golf for four days.”