Adam Scott sealed the deal at The Grand Slam Of Golf at Port Royal Golf Course in Bermuda.
Adam Scott, with his approach to 17 / Getty
Masters Champion Adam was trailing U.S. Open Champion Justin Rose when his second shot into the par five seventeenth came to rest right beside the pin, giving him a tap in Eagle. Adam finished at -8 under par for the 36 hole tournament, winning by two shots from Justin at -6 under par.
Adam was happy with his win;
” Obviously, I’m thrilled to come out on top. Fun, but a trying couple of days here, really, especially today. Standing on the 11th tee, didn’t look like a score like that was going to be possible. But I played very well and managed to slowly claw away at Justin.”
Justin was unhappy with his back nine performance, but said Adam had played great;
” I got off to a nice start, it was all going well on the front nine. I felt like the conditions picked up pretty much in the same point of the round. I don’t know if that’s just an every day thing, the wind picked up around here, and yeah, I think 9, 10,11, 12, that was quite a struggle there for everybody through that stretch. The weather, the rain sort of stopped and I guess it was all Adam really I guess. I struggled and hit one bad shot … hit in the hazard on 16; and I didn’t hit a lot of great shots on the back nine, that’s what I will say, but I was hanging on. Didn’t really play all that well today but was hanging on. And Adam, to give him credit there, had an amazing finish.”
Third place in the four man event went to Jason Dufner, who completed the two rounds at -3 under par.
Jason admitted he had endured a rough day;
” Just had a rough day. Didn’t get off to a good start and then we played five or six holes in some pretty bad conditions. Not too many birdies, a couple from Justin. We played in some bad weather for five or six holes, and some tough conditions. When the sun came out and the rain went away, played a little bit better. Just not a good start, trying to catch a guy and you’re making bogeys and they are grinding it out, four birdies in a row from Justin, and pretty solid today for Adam.”
The fourth man in the field was Padraig Harrington, the PGA Grand Slam of Golf is meant to feature all four of the season’s major champions, but reigning The Open Champion Phil Mickelson was not a part of the elite field due to a scheduling conflict. Padraig was the first alternate, as the reigning Grand Slam Champion.