Adam Scott's revised preparation for golf's major championships this year is set to include a full month playing Scotland's links courses leading up to The Open Championship.
The former World No.1 is also unlikely to tee up at a tournament in the week prior to each of the four majors, as he did last year.
Scott rearranged his schedule last year as he and wife Marie were awaiting the birth of their second child Byron.
Playing in blocs of two and three consecutive tournaments yielded mixed majors results for the 37-year-old, with a tie for ninth at the Masters his best followed by a tied 22nd at the The Open but also a missed cut at the US Open and a share of 61st at the US PGA Championship.
Now ranked No.33, Scott feels reverting to his former approach, which has delivered a win at the 2013 Masters as well as four top-five results and three other top 10s during the past four years, could bring a second major title.
"I'll be going back to more of the old routine (this year); I'm not so sure that I'll be playing the week before every major," Scott told Australiajn Associated Press.
"The practice (in 2018) is going to focus on peaking for the majors, but it's very easy to say and very hard to do."
Scott will also up the ante on previous British Open preparation, a tournament at which he has always arrived early to familiarise himself with the testing conditions of golf's oldest championship.
"There'll be some interesting preparation for the British Open; a bit more extensive play over there prior to the Open," said Scott, referring to the area around host venue Carnoustie.
"If I were to spend a month over there playing links golf, I'd look at that as fun as much as prep."
The British Open has been a rich hunting ground for the Adelaide-born Queenslander, who has jagged a runner-up, two top-fives and another top-10 during a stretch from 2012 to 2015.
"The Open is (an event) I felt I've had such a good handle on over the past six years," said Scott, who let slip a golden opportunity to win during the final round of the 2012 Open at Royal Lytham.
"I'd really love to embrace it even more and try and get myself that Claret Jug, because I think that'd be such an amazing accomplishment."
Scott's first event on the 2018 PGA Tour calendar will be the Pebble Beach pro-am in early February, an event he has only played once in 2010.
- Evin Priest, Australian Associated Press