He won the season-ending Tour Championship of the U. Tour in 2006, and finished third on the money list. Eventually, these personal setbacks took their toll on his golf game.In 2009, his worst as a pro, Scott missed the cut 10 times in 24 tournaments.Scott plans to reflect and reset during the Australian summer break but mid-competition his attitude to resetting is different."Everything that's happened today or in the previous days is gone and done, we start fresh right now with a new goal," he said."I've played so much golf and I've had so many good rounds and so many bad rounds and everything in between."I think I've now learnt how to deal with all the bad breaks or the bad shots and everything quite well." The Gold Coast holiday will be a chance for Scott to spend some quality time with his wife Marie and daughter Bo Vera who will be two years old in the new year."I'm still learning how to deal with it all, really," he said."When they're around I'm trying to be everything — the golfer, the father, the husband and sometimes you need to just clear your head a little.
more time to practice, more time with my wife and child, more time to clear my head, more time to be at peace with myself, all these things." The 36-year-old is keen to hold the Joe Kirkwood Cup aloft in front of a home crowd again but he has also got his eye on some well-earned time off which involves a different kind of break.I'm just so proud of myself and everyone around me who's helped me.The list is so long."Scott followed his Masters performance with a one-stroke win at the Barclays in August.At his side for the win was Stevie Williams, Tiger Woods's former longtime caddie, whom Scott had recently hired.
Heartbreak followed, however, in July 2012, when Scott suffered a devastating loss at the Open Championship in Lancashire, England.At the age of 7, Scott moved with his family to Queensland, where, he says, he developed his life-long love of the beach. At a young age, Scott was also steeped heavily in the game of golf.