Adam Scott was left dumbfounded after a scrappy round lead to his second win on the PGA Tour in as many weeks at the WGC – Cadillac Championship.
The Australian’s three under 69 in the final round would be enough for a slender one-stroke victory over Bubba Watson at Trump National Doral in Miami, just seven days after his triumph at the Honda Classic.
“I really can’t believe it,” the former world number one told pgatour.com.
“I don’t think I’ve processed what’s happened, especially today’s round. It was ugly and good, all in 18 holes.
“I can’t believe I’ve won back-to-back weeks. To win a World Golf Championship is huge again.”
Scott’s indifferent round included two double bogeys, the last of which was on the par four fifth. After that, he drained six birdies over his next nine holes on his way to victory.
However, it nearly all fell apart on the 18th. Scott’s tee shot settled in the rough and behind a palm tree, which prevented him from going directly for the green. He attempted to go around it and was fortunate enough that the thick rough prevented his ball from going in the water.
"That’s winner’s luck, really."
-Adam Scott https://t.co/bUBSRXzeLL
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) March 7, 2016
“I hit it right where I aimed it,” revealed the 35-year-old.
“I had to aim left and the wind just wasn’t really moving it. Maybe it was too low but I hit it really solid. I wasn’t surprised it carried. But I was surprised it stayed up in the hazard. Thank goodness for that.
“I was so lucky for it to stay up inside the hazard line. When you’re that lucky, you better get them up and down.”
Which is exactly what he did, chipping to six feet and sinking the par putt.
Scott added that he believes his experience helped him through the trying round.
“One thing I’ve got over the young stars of the game is experience,” he continued.
“Maybe that played a little part in today. I guess I just know how to play tougher golf courses in the bigger tournaments better than ten years ago.”