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'I've done enough work over the last year to leave golf for a few weeks' -- Adam Scott

The Masters Champion will take six weeks away from the course to recharge and prepare to defend his Green Jacket.

MASTERS CHAMPION ADAM Scott is planning a six-week break from golf after admitting that he needs some time off.

World number two Scott was rarely in contention for victory at the recent Sony Open in Hawaii, ending up tied for eighth after a similar outing at the Tournament of Champions – where he tied sixth despite a late charge.

After a hectic schedule, the Australian has revealed that he is ready to take a hard-earned rest before returning for the Honda Classic in late February.

Scott hopes that recharging his batteries will help him to replicate a stunning 2013, during which he won the Masters, as well as posting top-five finishes at the British Open and the PGA Championship.

“There’s heaps of work to do, but there’s got to be a break somewhere,” he said.

“I could keep playing. I feel like I’m playing well. But you can’t continue to perform at the level you want if you play all the time.

“I’m forcing myself to take a break, and I can see it’s coming. My brain didn’t completely switch on these two weeks (in Hawaii).

“It might be some of the best golf I’ve ever played over the 12 months.

“To walk away and trust it will be there when I come back… I think I’ve done enough work over the last year or two to leave it for a few weeks.

“You know when you’re ready to get back into it because you’re willing to put in the hours, and it’s not effort.”

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