Scott's 2020 plan to land major No.2

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Adam Scott feels ready to continue his Australian PGA Championship-winning form into 2020

Aproaching his 40th birthday in July, Adam Scott believes some schedule changes for 2020 can help him deliver a long-awaited second golf major title.

World No.14 Scott is starting his tournament year at this week's revamped Genesis Invitational at Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles.

Coming off a seven-week break since his title drought-breaking victory at the Australian PGA Championship, he's feeling refreshed and "ready to go".

It's approaching seven years since Scott's landmark Masters triumph at Augusta National.

But he feels consistently-strong form in 2019 has set him up well to land another big one.

The former world No.1 was in contention at three of the four majors last year and finished top-10 in nine of his 18 PGA Tour starts, including two second placings.

"I think it is important to get off to a solid start and set myself up for a great year," Scott told AAP.

"I'm coming off a good year and I'm not searching for anything like I was going into 2019.

"All the pieces of puzzle are there, I just have to put them together."

Scott has tweaked his schedule to peak for next month's Players Championship and the majors.

The 13-time PGA Tour winner will contest next week's World Golf Championships event in Mexico for the first time in three years.

He will also play the WGC-Match Play in late March as his Masters tune-up after a four-year absence.

"The bar is always high for me and winning is certainly a big goal this year. Winning the right events, too. The big ones," Scott said.

"With 20 years of experience, I'd like to think I have a good plan and at the moment I feel really good."

The Genesis Invitational has been rebranded as Tiger Woods' own PGA Tour event and is is now an invitational tournament with a limited field of 120.

Scott's impressive record at Riviera Country Club includes winning the LA Open in 2005 and two runner-up results.

He has two other top-10 finishes on the course and was in the final group last year.

"I like the course; it's relatively easy on my mind," Scott said.

"I know what shots to hit, so it's a good place to start the year. It's helpful if you putt good around here on the California poa annua greens."

The Genesis Invitational will offer the winner a three-year exemption on the PGA Tour, one more than regular events, and a $US1.674 million ($A2.49m) winner's prize.

Other Australians in the field are former winner Aaron Baddeley, Jason Day, Marc Leishman, Cameron Smith and Matt Jones.