World number one Adam Scott wears the crown at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, by winning a three hole sudden death play-off against Jason Dufner.
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Both Adam and Jason completed the Crowne Plaza Invitational with totals of -9 under par at Colonial. A three hole sudden death play-off ensued, Adam winning when Jason hit a poor shot into the third play-off hole and Adam responded with a very good approach, calmly sinking the birdie putt;
“It’s so satisfying in so many ways to get it done, It’s a good feeling, and maybe some validation. Maybe added a little pressure for myself, trying to play like a No. 1. But I think the important thing was I realized that didn’t mean playing perfect, and I certainly didn’t play perfect all week. But the way you come back and get it done, and I felt like I certainly played like one of the best players in the world out there on the back nine.”
“I didn’t want to let this one slip, as always, a bit of luck involved. And to come out on top is a really satisfying feeling, and hopefully keep No. 1 for at least another week.”
Jason fought hard, even had a chance on the 17th, the second play-off hole when his approach shot finished really close to the hole. Adam was around twelve feet away, but still rolled in the putt. Jason’s next approach shot left him too much to do, and Adam sunk his birdie putt.
Jason admitted that Adam was tough to beat;
“It’s tough to beat him. He’s a great player. It’s tough to concentrate, he’s so good looking, too. I thought maybe I could sneak one in there on 17, but he topped me.”
Nicholas Thompson and Freddie Jacobson tied for third place with -8 under par totals.
It was a day when most people were rooting for old man David Toms, to come through and win. Sadly David unraveled on his back nine and his lead vanished, along with hopes of winning again.