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November 11, 2009

Adam Scott: Girlfriend didn't cause slump

Posted at 5:15 PM by Mike Walker | Categories: Adam Scott

Anna-ivanovic-ausmas_439 Back home in Australia for Tigerpalooza (the event formerly known as the Australian Masters) and coming off a T3 finish at the Barclays Singapore Open, Adam Scott sounds like he's ready to put his 2009 slump behind him. Scott's still not sure what caused his drop from 3rd to 62nd in the world rankings, but he's sure it wasn't his relationship with tennis player Ana Ivanovic as some commentators suggested, according to The Sydney Morning Herald.

However, while Scott said he paid no heed to the speculation - partly because he had not been home since March - he is adamant his relationship with Ivanovic, who is with him in Melbourne this week, had played no part in a form slump during which he twice felt like taking a long break from the game.

''I don't know how to respond to that,'' Scott told the Herald of talk golf had not been his main priority. ''Should I not have a girlfriend? I tried to do everything that I felt was 100 per cent right for me this year. I wasn't working on the right things for a period of time and it took a long time to work out what was right again.''

Fellow Tour Player Retief Goosen believes that Scott's game will return to form, but he's got other ideas about what caused his slump. "Scotty's still young and he has a lot of hot chicks on his mind," Goosen said in the November issue of Golf Magazine. "I'm sure once he gets over that his game will be back."

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