Beautiful and Ugly

Adam Scott and David Clark

MIAMI | There’s an old saying in golf that no one wants to know how, they want to know how many.

But that doesn’t do justice to the grinding beauty of Adam Scott’s work in winning the windswept WGC-Cadillac Championship Sunday by one stroke over Bubba Watson at Trump National Doral.


Scott was presented with a lovely blue and gold trophy for display in his home in the Bahamas and a check for $1.62 million that will keep fuel in his personal jet but he deserved a pair of work boots, a life preserver and cold beer for the way he survived Doral on a day when it broke the heart or spirit of just about everyone else.

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Scott hit two balls in the water on the front nine, leading to a pair of double bogeys that dropped him six strokes behind leader Rory McIlroy, and he shanked a soft little bunker shot, his second on the drivable 16th hole, when he was nursing a one-stroke lead.

He was hitting shots like your cousin Scott, not Adam Scott.

And then there was the 6-iron shot on the 18th hole that should have cost him a third Titleist.

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