Final Round – World Golf Championships – WGC-Cadillac Championship– Trump National Doral – Miami, Florida –
Trump National Doral stood up to have a say in the final round of the World Golf Championship-Cadillac Championship.
Despite a pair of early double bogeys, Australia’s Adam Scott kept grinding until the ball-striking returned to form and he rallied en route to his second straight victory in as many weeks.
Scott, who trailed by six shots five holes into the final round, converted a clutch up-and-down at the 72nd hole to hold on to a one-shot victory over Bubba Watson. Scott ended up 12-under overall still carding a 69 in the final round.
After finishing runner-up in Riviera to finish off the West Coast Swing three weeks, Scott capped off a victory last week to tee of the Florida Swing at The Honda Classic and made it two in a row with his Sunday performance.
The triumph moved the former World No. 1 and Masters champion atop the FedEx Cup Standings. He is expected to nearly crack the Top 5 in the Official World Golf Ranking when released Monday.
Third-ranked McIlroy blew a four-shot lead early Sunday fading to shoot 74. It had a shot to win at Riviera and thumped the final round with a 75. He ended up 10-under and tied for third alongside Danny Willett.
More than a half dozen players had a shot to win Sunday as players made the turn at Trump National Doral including Hall of Fame member Phil Mickelson. Lefty, looking for his 43rd career PGA Tour title, came up short finishing three back at 9-under. It marked his third Top 5 finish in six starts this year.
Scott opened the week as a 10-to-1 betting pick at Station Casinos in Las Vegas.
Other Golf news:
- Ha Na Jang (19-under) won for the second time this season on the LPGA Tour capturing the HSBC Women’s Champions in Singapore. She finished four shots clear of her closest competitor.
- Willett, who has four wins on the European Tour over the last four years, finished strong (T-3) at the WGC-Cadillac Championship. Last year, he made a splash at the WGC-Match Play finishing third. He went on end up runner-up to Rory at the season-long Race to Dubai Standings on the European Tour.
- Scott, now 35 years old, struggled much of last season finishing 70th in the PGA Tour Money List and 106th in the FedEx Cup standings. He now has two straight wins and 13 career PGA Tour victories and is quickly one of the
favorites at Augusta next month.
- The PGA Tour moves to Palm Harbor, Florida next week for the Valspar Championship at Innisbrook Resort. Jordan Spieth, the No.1 player in the world, is the defending champion. He edged Patrick Reed and Sean O’Hair in a playoff last season.