12 Jun 2014

Scott ready for US Open challenge

5:58 am on 12 June 2014

The world golf number one Adam Scott has been the model of consistency everywhere except the US Open over the last few years, but he says things will be different over the next four days.

As Scott prepares for his first major championship as the world's highest ranked golfer he has vowed to prove at Pinehurst that he's better than his US Open resume reads.

In 12 attempts, Scott has missed six cuts and while he has top-three finishes at the other three majors, including his win at Augusta in 2013, his best US Open finish is a tie for 15th in 2012.

But his game has gone to new levels in the last season or two - he's ranked third in total driving on the PGA tour and fifth in ball-striking, and he leads the way in the all-around category.

Scott and fellow Masters champions Bubby Watson and Charl Schwartzel are in the same for the opening two rounds.