Date: February 29, 2016
Author: Robert Grant

Scott back on winning path

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Boosted by his first US PGA Tour win in two years, Adam Scott is confidence his campaign to regain the world No.1 spot is on schedule.

Scott clung on during the final round of the Honda Classic in Florida to finish nine under the card and seize victory by one shot from Spaniard Sergio Garcia.

Scott's last PGA Tour win was the Crowne Plaza Invitational in May, 2014.

He finished runner-up in the Northern Trust Open the week before and now feels he is well positioned to regain the No.1 spot he held in 2013 when he won The Masters and The Barclays.

He said he felt that following his second place finish he put in some extra fine-tuning work and said his game was almost where he needed it to be.

He denied he had not done enough work in recent weeks, saying he had practised specific parts of his game after the Northern Trust tournament.   

"Not really, not after last week," Scott said.

"Last week kind of confirmed that things were on the right track. I definitely saw things I wanted.

"A couple things I wanted to work on after last week that I felt under the heat of contention Sunday weren't as good as I would like."

But he said overall his 2016 had got off to a bright start.

"I've made 10 rounds of golf this year and I've shot in the 60s every round.

"It's starting to get really solid, and I've got to just keep doing that and let the confidence build," he said.

"That's how you get to a major and guarantee you can put yourself in that position Sunday with a chance, and that's what I did for a few years, and I'd like this to be the start of that run.

"That's what I'm trying to do.

Doubts Scott would struggle after he was forced to abandon the long putter following its ban at the start of this year have all but vanished.

"You don't shoot solid rounds in the 60s like that putting bad. It's just not possible, no matter how good you hit it," he said.

He is determined to prove his detractors wrong following the negativity approaching the ban.

"I feel it can get better and that's exciting for me," Scot said.

"I'm really enjoying putting, and I feel I'm just going to continue to get better and push myself along, and until I'm the best putter out here, I'm not going to stop."