“Fortunately, it was enough at the end”, he said.
“I think everyone is guilty at some point of being pretty reactive to whatever happens, and time does pass quickly, ” Scott said. “It’s been a long time between drinks on the PGA Tour, especially after I was in such good form the last time I won, but that’s the beauty of this game”.
A key hole for Scott Sunday was No. 17, a treacherous par-3 that he parred and Garcia bogeyed, creating the two-stroke advantage going to No. 18.
“I hit a good shot there”, Scott said.
FOWLER’S SAVES: Fowler has played bogey-free for two days by saving par on his 10th hole of each round. I don’t think it’s going to be that big a deal for me. It keeps all my angles and technical things in good order, so it feels really comfortable.
“He deserved it. I’m proud of the way I hung in there, but I don’t feel like my swing is anywhere near where I want it to be”. For those who wondered if his career was in jeopardy, check out that trophy he was holding Sunday.
Speaking to Sky Sports after securing his 12th PGA Tour title, Scott said: ‘I’m so pleased.
Adam Scott is too good to have gotten buried by the youth movement and exhumed only when an opinion on the anchoring ban was solicited. I fought hard. I felt like I stayed quite calm. 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. Singh made a double bogey on the 15th hole without hitting in the water, hitting in the bunker or hitting in the rough. They tied for third, four shots behind.
Rumford shared with Scott his unique putting grip during the Australian Masters at the end of 2014.
Scott opened with a 15-foot birdie putt and added 10-footer for birdie at the par-3 fifth, but bogeys at the ninth and 10th left him where he started and level for the lead with Garcia, who opened with 10 pars. I would have like to have been closer or even in front. It’s never easy but I gave it my all and unfortunately (hit) a couple of bad shots on a couple of holes and it was just not enough’.
“They were playing tough today”, Garcia said of the closing holes at PGA National where he finished up par-par-bogey-birdie.
“I got off to a good start and made one at the first and that definitely relaxed me”.
The only nervous moment was on the 16th hole when Scott had a one-shot lead. He finished at 9-under 271, tying for second in the field with seventeen birdies. And he finally had another victory. 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 just down to my results”.
“It is certainly a sense of relief to win again, after being a year and a half I guess without a win”.
Last year Ian Poulter led by three shots but imploded with a four-over-par 74 that included five balls in the water.
American Jessica Korda had eight birdies for a 64 and 13-under total, giving her a share of third place with defending champion Amy Yang of South Korea (70).
PERTH, Australia – Louis Oosthuizen made his first tournament appearance in Australia a winning one by shooting a 1-under 71 for a one-stroke victory at the Perth International. Only three players in three decades won a PGA Tour event after taking a quadruple at any stage.