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Adam Scott doesn’t sound like someone still defeated by coming up short at the Open Championship at Royal Lytham. “The disappointment of Lytham shouldn't hold me back from taking advantage of the way I'm playing at the moment,” Scott stated. “I'm obviously playing well, so I should build on confidence and pick up some momentum as we come into a really important stretch to the year.” 

Scott retreated to the Swiss Alps after losing the Open Championship to Ernie Els with four consecutive bogeys. 

“I really just felt a bit shocked and almost numb. I certainly didn't beat myself up and have to curl up in a corner,” he said. “The next few days were quiet, but they were just the same as after any other major. I pretty much find myself on the couch for about 48 hours after a major.”

Scott said he hasn’t watched the television coverage of the tournament and seems to have already put what happened in the past. “I left that major the same as I've left every other one, and that's empty‑handed,” he stated. “There wasn't that much healing for me. I mean, my game is in really great shape, and I just took a few days to rest up. I certainly analyzed the last few holes a little bit and took out of it what I wanted and then just thought about how great I played. I felt like it was my week, and I played like a champion, but I played four poor holes at the end, and you can't do that and win,” he reflected. He has also turned it into a positive rather than let it linger as a negative. “It's just motivation for me. I think I'm right on the right track, keep doing what I'm doing and I can get myself more chances like that.”