ADAM Scott is hoping to get off to a flying start on the tricky Metropolitan golf course in Melbourne, as he aims to secure a third successive Australian Masters title.
The Hope Island superstar is the favourite to become the first player to take out three straight but Scott is wary of the difficulties the course can bring.
He’s expected to tee off in the opening round today at 7.45am in a group that also includes former US Open champion Geoff Ogilvy and 16-year-old Australian prodigy Ryan Ruffels.
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It’ll be the first time he’s faced the course without veteran caddy Steve Williams, after the pair parted ways in September.
US-based Englishman David Clark, who caddied for Scott two weeks ago in Shanghai, is on his bag.
Scott intends trialling several caddies over the summer, including at next week’s Australian Open in Sydney where he will go head to head with world No.1 Rory McIlroy, before deciding on a permanent replacement.