Adam Scott truly overcame the odds on Sunday in the final round of the WGC-Cadillac Championship at Doral.
On a blustery final day in Miami, Scott started his round three strokes behind the leader. He moved to two down after one hole, dropped to six down after five holes, and pulled one stroke clear of Bubba Watson by the last at Trump National Doral.
During the roller coaster of the day on Sunday, the 35-year-old Australian made two double-bogeys, shanked a bunker shot, and had his approach on the final hole miraculously stop short of the water. Improbable as it was, it turned out to be just enough for his second victory in two weeks.
“Really can’t believe it,” said Scott, who moved to the top of the FedExCup rankings after the win. “I don’t think I’ve processed what’s happened, especially today’s round. It was ugly and good, all in 18 holes.”
Playing in the second-last group and trailing Rory McIlroy by three strokes at the final day commenced, Scott set off strong with a birdie on the par-5 first. That was an example of the good. The ugly followed shortly after. Scott hit second shot on the par-4 third into the water hazard, resulting in a potentially costly double-bogey.
He did the same two holes later, when the 150-yard approach sailed over the green and, again, into the water; his second double-bogey of the day.
Watch the final round highlights, and Adam Scott’s interview, on the next page.