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    Karrie Webb says she isn't desiring the perfect round as she seeks a sixth Australian Open title.

Karrie Webb says her days of seeking golfing perfection are over.

Webb is chasing a sixth Australian Open title at The Grange course in Adelaide from Thursday - but she's not fussed how she does it.

In years gone by, Webb wanted the perfect round - all fairways hit, all greens in regulation - but not now.

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"When I was young, it was all about making it look perfect and hitting 18 greens and 14 fairways and if I had a good putting day, I shot 65," the 41-year-old said.

"Now I don't care. As long as I write down a good score I don't care what it looks like ... I try to just be happy with a good score on my card and leave it at that."

Webb's famed short game looms large at The Grange, which the Australian and world No.1 and defending title holder Lydia Ko rate as a testing course.

"People would always say I have had a good short game," Webb said.

"But I feel like my short game is far better now than it used to be. Maybe it's because I understand it more.

"I have always had good hands and I have always been creative but I think technically I'm more sound.

"I feel like I can rely on that more than I used to. And I'm okay with relying on it."

Webb will tee of at 12.40pm local time on Thursday in a group also including big-hitting Englishwoman Laura Davies.

They will likely face tougher conditions because of prevailing afternoon winds than tournament favourite Ko and Australia's top-ranked entrant Minjee Lee, who tee off in separate groups in forecast calm conditions at 7.55am ACDT.

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