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The Open: World number one Adam Scott still motivated

World number one Adam Scott will redouble his efforts in an attempt to add to his one major title after coming up short at the Open Championship for the third successive year.

The Australian, who famously collapsed while holding the lead late on at Lytham in 2012 and was third at Muirfield last year, was in an almost impossible position, being 10 shots behind eventual winner Rory McIlroy heading into the final round.

Scott, though, carded his best round of the week (66) to finish 12 under – five behind the champion – and a share of fifth place.

The 34-year-old now has nine top-10 finishes in his last 15 major appearances but is keen to turn that into more victories.

"I'm motivated now. I'm a little annoyed that I'm leaving here playing well and not winning," said Scott, who won last year's Masters. "I'm highly motivated to spend the next two weeks getting in the best possible shape I can (for the US PGA).

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