Adam Scott came from six strokes behind in the final round to win the WGC-Cadillac Championship by one stroke over Bubba Watson on Sunday at Trump National Doral. The 35-year-old Australian shot 69 to finish at 12-under 276. It was Scott’s second consecutive victory, coming on top of his win at the Honda Classic a week earlier.
Who didn’t win:
Watson has mastered the art of the near miss at Doral, finishing second by a stroke for the third time in five years. Danny Willett finished two strokes behind and tied with third-round leader Rory McIlroy, who led by four before three bogeys in the middle of his round derailed his chances.
How it happened:
This one didn’t follow the standard how-to-win-a-tournament blueprint. Scott started the final round three strokes behind, made double bogeys on the third and fifth holes to fall six behind and about one hour later had a share of the lead. Scott needed a measure of help and he got it from McIlroy, who couldn’t make anything happen after dominating Doral on Friday and Saturday. But Scott seized the event when he was one of four players tied for the lead at 10-under par on the back nine. He did it by making birdies – six in a nine-hole stretch starting at No. 6 – and no one could match him.