Adam Scott and major championship contention are now tantamount but the Queenslander is ready to make his name synonymous with multiple major winners.


American Jason Dufner may have stolen most of the limelight in the second round of the PGA Championship with a major championship record equalling 63 but Scott once again sits poised to pounce.

Dufner sits at nine-under par and leads by two over Scott (68), Matt Kuchar (66) and Jim Furyk (69).

US Open champion Justin Rose (66) and British Open runner up Henrik Stenson (66) share fifth at six-under.

Marcus Fraser continued to surprise as the next best Australian with a 69 moving him to four-under and a tie for ninth.

Having finished inside the top 15 in eight of the last 11 majors including a win, two seconds and a third Scott has made a habit of being a focal point of the big ones.

The Masters champion believes he’s in the prime of his career and is determined to make Greg Norman’s prediction about being the most successful Australian golfer of all time a reality.

Peter Thomson leads the way with five British Opens, Norman won two British Opens, while David Graham is the only Australian to win two different majors having won the US Open and PGA Championship.

“I’m very confident with where my game’s at,” Scott said.

“I think the platform has never been better for me to go on and win multiple majors.

“I guess you’ve got to take the confidence and form of winning a major and run with it.

“I’m doing everything I can to make sure that they are (my best years), and I can’t take my foot off the gas just because I achieved something great at Augusta.

“I was hungry before the Masters and I might even have a bigger appetite after it, and it might be greedy, but I feel like this is my time to get everything I want out of my career, and I’m going to keep pushing until I do.

“My game is in great shape. I’ve got to take advantage of it. Otherwise, it’s all a waste.”

Scott would become the first man to win the Masters and PGA Championship in the same year since Jack Nicklaus in 1975 and just the fifth Australian to win the tournament after Jim Ferrier (1947), Graham (1979), Wayne Grady (1990) and Steve Elkington (1995).

Perhaps the scary thing for Scott’s competitors is he believes he has plenty of room left for improvement.

“We are always looking for the perfect and that may never be achievable but you can die trying,” he said.

Jason Day shot 71 to drop back to two-under but remains in contention in a tie for 15th while Marc Leishman’s second consecutive 70 has him even in a tie for 28th.

John Senden (70) made the weekend at two-over and Matt Jones (71) got in on the cut number at three-over.

Brett Rumford shot a 77 to miss the cut at seven-over and Geoff Ogilvy joined him out the back door after a second consecutive 74 left him eight-over.

Tiger Woods battled to a 70 to be one-over-par, 10 shots off the pace in his quest for a 15th major.