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Scott building confidence with solid start to Honda

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PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Adam Scott is looking to keep building momentum for the Masters.

A week after tying for second at the Northern Trust Open, Scott made a solid start Thursday at the Honda Classic.

Scott was satisfied with an even-par 70 in the strong, steady winds over PGA National’s Champion Course. He’s looking for his 12th PGA Tour title, his first since winning the Colonial Invitational almost two years ago.

“The general confidence from winning is a good thing, to get a win early, in the next few weeks, is huge, for whoever it is,” Scott said.

Scott, 35, is making just his third start of the season. His daughter, Bo Vera, had her first birthday earlier this month. Scott is spending more time at home with family now and adjusting to new routines as he works to try to claim his second green jacket in six weeks.

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“I felt a break would be good,” Scott said. “A little bit older, another long year coming up. I’ve got to conserve some energy. I’ve spent the last 12 months sleeping less than I ever have. I’ve tried to take it much easier this offseason, and I feel good about it. It was much more low-key, as far as the intensity of all my work.”

With Sunday’s T-2 finish in Los Angeles, Scott says he likes where his game is at getting ready for Augusta National.

“At the moment, I’m where I want to be, but that can change over the next three days, or get better,” Scott said. “It’s still so far out, but I’m very happy with where my game is at right now. The next three days is a really great challenge for me, to test where I’m at around this track, with a good field, just like last week, build on the confidence.”