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Scott snaps win drought with Honda Classic victory

Scott snaps win drought with Honda Classic victory

This week at The Honda Classic, Scott turned the tables on his rivals to beat Sergio Garcia by a solitary shot.

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla.

Adam Scott waves to crowd after winning the Honda Classic at PGA National.

- Adam Scott tapped in a 30-inch par putt to win the Honda Classic on Sunday, and the smile was more relief than joy over ending the longest drought of his career.

The anchored putter ban by the Royal & Ancient came into effect in January, though Scott has been using the short putter exclusively since October. There were times he clearly was frustrated with the short putter, too. It was his third top-10 finish in five events this season and his second in a row. Garcia had back-to-back bogeys on Nos.

Scott opened his final round with a birdie and by the par three 5th hole held a two shot lead.

It was a disappointing final two rounds for Fowler, of Jupiter, who fired a pair of bogey-free 66s the first two days.

The only nervous moment was on the 16th hole when Scott had a one-shot lead.

Publicly, Garcia's takeaway from this week was he almost won the tournament without having his best stuff - like a pitcher who gutted out nine innings and lost, 2-1 or 3-2.

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Not that anything is a given on the demanding Champion layout at the PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, the threat of disaster close at hand more especially over the closing few holes known as the "Bear Trap" on the Jack Nicklaus designed layout.

Sunday's victory was Scott's first on the PGA Tour since he won the Crowne Plaza Invitational in 2014.

"I hit a lot of good putts that didn't go in", Scott said. "Fortunately, it was enough at the end", he said.

Tied for the lead with Garcia with eight holes to play, Scott played steadier golf down the stretch to post a nine-under total of 271 as the Spaniard's game unraveled. In the last three decades, only two players had made a quadruple bogey during the week and went on to win. Because of the lack of recent success, the man who has won a Masters and was once ranked the No. 1 player in the world, said, "Yes, I'm relieved". That's the good thing.

"I want to feel somewhat relevant out here when it comes to being one of the best players in the world", he said. But on one of the more daunting shots over water on the course, he fired at the right pin at the 11th. He was set up over his shot on the 15th when a small puff of wind in his face was all it took to make him back off.

"I was just saying I had to make birdies to win this thing".

"Hit some great shots at the right times and squeaked out a win, which it was tough out there today playing against Sergio", said Scott, who won his 12th Tour title.

That turned out to be the only big blemish on what otherwise had been a flawless display from one of the prettiest swings in golf. He experimented with a short putter early in the year and would have been better off sticking with it. At the Presidents Cup in October, he began tinkering with a new stroke and has settled on a variation of the claw grip. But after a missed cut and a tie for 35th the following two weeks, he went back to his long putter.


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