Adam Scott needs six wins to equal Greg Norman’s PGA Tour record, but has bolder ambitions than that

Ten PGA Tour wins in the “next five years” is at the top of Adam Scott’s golfing agenda but not just to pass Greg Norman’s record for most Australian wins.

Scott, who will defend his title at the Genesis Invitational in Los Angeles this week, has picked out 20 victories as the benchmark for a career “milestone” and he wants to get there quick.

It’s the same number Norman achieved, but with 14 titles to his credit already, Scott thinks he can top the Shark.

At 40, Scott knows times isn’t on his side. But he’s adamant his best golf remains ahead of him and he won’t shy away from that lofty goal.

“I think it’s a bit of a milestone for the PGA Tour. If I’m not mistaken it’s kind of that lifetime membership if you hit 20 and that was the thing, that was a mark I’d like to do quickly so I can take advantage of that lifetime membership because I’m getting a bit older,” Scott said from California on Wednesday.

“I’m very confident that I’ve got quite a few wins left in me, but also I’m aware I’d like to do that at a pretty quick fashion.

“If I’m to achieve really what I want out of my career, I’m going to have to do that because it’s not easy to win out here and time is working against me a little bit, even though I feel like I’m in a good spot.”

Scott, who tested positive to COVID-19 last year, was one of the last players to return following last year’s PGA Tour shutdown, and is still playing catch-up, limited by key members of his team being in different parts of the world.

“ I would say that’s working against me still,” he said.

“You know, my coach lived in the U.K., I was in Australia for a long time, my trainer was in Hawaii, and then I’ve really only seen them maybe three times in 12 months. That’s kind of working against me a little bit at the moment.”

Defending champ @AdamScott is already getting autograph requests @TheGenesisInv … from @RickieFowler. 😂

Despite those issues, Scott remains the highest ranked Australian in the world, at 23, and he has also won at least once the past two years, including his two-shot win at Riviera Country Club last year.

It’s that accumulation of results which has the former world number one aiming high for the next five years.

“Look, I think I can over the next five years I can win another 10 plus tournaments as long as I‘m still physically in good shape,” he said.

“But that’s a commitment to do that. I’d like to push on hard and I’d really like to see myself get on a bit of a roll at some point in the next couple years and rack up some wins. I’ve watched a lot of guys do it over the past or five or six years, who consistently wins, but thinking back to Jason Day, he won nine times in 18 months maybe.

“So I’m looking to try to work my game into that kind of form. I see all the areas at times good enough, I just have to put it all together.”

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