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Scott finds value in long-shot Masters hopes as he returns to Augusta

“It’s a huge part of playing Augusta National now. Some length is certainly an advantage but we’ve seen over the past decade or so that guys who are efficient off the tee have done really well or in fact won the tournament. That’s something I’ve been very aware of leading in,” Scott told the podcast.

“I’ve changed driver at TPC. I think I’m in better set-up to play a little less of the high-launch, low-spin game and more of the Adam driving, which is more in the efficient zone, long enough but pretty accurate. If I can get my efficiency off the tee, I think I’m in good shape.”

Adam Scott shows off his green jacket after winning the Masters golf tournament in 2013.

Adam Scott shows off his green jacket after winning the Masters golf tournament in 2013.Credit:AP

When he is swinging well, Scott is as good off the tee as anyone on tour and if he can find that groove early in the tournament, he knows his iron play is solid enough to put him in good positions on a course said to be firmer and faster than in recent years.

Putting has always been his question mark but he made the one that counted the most in 2013 and that always brings confidence to his game when he swings into Magnolia Lane.

“I always tend to have a really big focus on putting, generally, going into the Masters. It should be every tournament, really, because the winner always seems to hole those extra couple of putts down the stretch,” Scott said.

“But more so at the Masters. You can become unravelled on those greens and you don’t want that to happen early in the week.“

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