Amazing Adam Scott won the Australian Talisker Masters at Royal Melbourne Golf Course.
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It was a predictable win, Adam started the day with a four shot lead, but found himself in a real duel for the title as Matt Kuchar put some pressure on him. By the fifteenth hole Matt was at -6 under par and looked in good shape to pull off an unlikely win. Unfortunately for Matt he bogeyed sixteen and followed that with a double bogey on eighteen, effectively handing the title to Adam, who could only complete the final round in even par 71.
“I’ve never won back-to-back weeks so this is a first and something that I like. I think it’s very hard to win two tournaments full stop, let alone back to back, so I’m quite pleased with myself this week.You can’t think about the result until you’re walking up the last and you know where things stand. Sometimes you win a little bit ugly. All the good stuff I had done in the first three rounds counted for a lot, even though it wasn’t the prettiest golf today.
Matt carded a last round of -3 under 68, which should have been so much better, but that is golf.
“At Royal Melbourne you can really pay the price for being just a little off when you are playing aggressive and it got me at a bad time. It was a rough way to end but it’s the nature of the game, you have to be ready to bounce back. The guys who look toward the positive seem to do well in the long run. You see guys some carry over some bad momentum but I know better than that.”
Adam finished on-14 under par, with Matt in second place, finishing on -12 under par, those three dropped shots over the last three holes proving to be disastrous.
Vijay Singh finished the tournament in third place at -10 under par, he also could only manage an even par 71 last round.
After completing three respectable rounds of golf Jarrod Lyle finally ran out of steam in the last round, he scored a +8 over par round of 79, ultimately finishing the tournament with that total. Returning to golf after a lengthy lay-off due to two separate battles with leukemia, Jarrod can be proud of his performance. He did not finish in last place.