Scott wins again, claims WGC-Cadillac title

Sun Mar 6, 2016 7:48pm EST
 
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(Reuters) - Adam Scott went back-to-back, winning for the second successful week by overcoming some closing-hole drama to claim the WGC-Cadillac Championship in breezy Miami on Sunday.

The 35-year-old Australian managed to get up-and-down for par after his approach shot nestled inches away from the left-side pond at the finishing hole of the difficult Blue Monster course at Trump National Doral Resort.

His three-under-par 69 left Scott with a 12-under total of 276 and a one-shot win over double Masters winner Bubba Watson, who carded a final-round 68.

“I was so lucky for it to stay up inside the hazard line,” Scott told NBC Sports. “When you get lucky, you better get up and down.”

At the 18th, Scott hit his tee shot in the right rough, seven feet behind a palm tree that was in his direct line to the green. Scott missed the green left, but was fortunate when his ball stayed out of the water, just inside the hazard line.

“I had to aim [left] because the tree was in my line to go to the green,” he said. “I thought the wind was strong enough so it would cut, but it just didn’t cut at all."

Scott, who won the Honda Classic last Sunday, began the final round three shots behind leader Rory McIlroy and fell six strokes off the pace making two double bogeys in the first five holes.

The red-hot Australian, however, responded with a run of six birdies in the next nine holes.

“Everything fell the right way for me today, especially on 18 for that ball to stay up,” said Scott.   Continued...

 
Mar 6, 2016; Miami, FL, USA; Adam Scott celebrates with  the Cadillac Championship trophy the Gene Sarazen Cup following the final round at TPC Blue Monster at Trump National Doral. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports