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Adam Scott to play more before majors

AAP logoAAP 28/11/2016 Vince Rugari

Adam Scott says he plans to play more tournaments leading into the majors next year to give himself a better chance.

The world No.7 will round off his year at the Australian PGA Championship, which begins on Thursday at his Gold Coast hometown course, Royal Pines.

He is hopeful a strong performance can act as a springboard into an improved 2017 and a second major title to add to his signature 2013 Masters success.

Scott claimed two US PGA Tour victories in the early part of the year but wasn't able to secure a top-15 finish in any of the four majors, and he hasn't been ranked inside the world's top five for nearly two years.

The 36-year-old former world No.1 said he needs to "change a couple of things" in his routine after the birth of his daughter last year.

"I've thought about that a lot," Scott told reporters in Brisbane on Monday.

"I had a very successful plan... but my life has changed a lot in the last couple years, being married and having a family and priorities.

"The majors are still my priorities, I think I just have to go about preparing for them a little differently than I had been.

"My playing schedule's got to change a little bit. I just think I probably need to play a little more around the majors than I used to, and hopefully I'll be in better touch when the majors come around."

Scott said he was disappointed with his form over the last couple of weeks at the Australian Open in Sydney and World Cup of Golf in Melbourne but believes a return to Royal Pines can help him turn things around.

"I've won at Royal Pines before so I can definitely draw on that experience," he said.

"It's a place I've played for 20-plus years, I've been going there since I was a kid.

"I'm sure the support will be great for me as it has been the last couple of weeks, but probably some more familiar faces in the crowd.

"I'd certainly like to put on a bit of a clinic for them."

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