Adam Scott goes back-to-back with victory at WGC Cadillac Championship

Adam Scott used all his experience to overcome two early double-bogeys to return to the winners circle for the second time in two weeks at Doral.

Adam Scott has claimed victory for the second time in two weeks by beating a star-studded field to claim the WGC Cadillac Championship by one shot over arch-rival Bubba Watson. The victory pushes the former world number one up into sixth on the overall world golf rankings and looks set to arrive at Augusta National next month brimming with confidence.

Not to mention loads of confidence with that short putter.

This wasn’t any ordinary victory though with some late drama on the 18th hole at Doral. Scott’s drive at the last steered well clear of the water that hugs the left-hand side of the 18th hole, but it found the light rough just metres behind a small palm tree on the right-hand side of the fairway.

With the wind blowing from the left, Scott opted to fade the ball around the tree, out over the water to the green. But the shot didn’t go as planned. The ball stayed straight and finding the bank to the left of the green, and somehow stayed dry between the water’s edge and the hazard line.

With a good lie, Scott still needed something special to get up-and-down for par for victory.

Earlier in the day, Scott found himself six shot behind McIlroy after two double-bogeys in his opening five holes. But incredibly it only took five holes for Scott to grab a share of the lead and by the 14th he held a two shot lead.

The Australian with the perfect golf swing looked set to claim his victory and only this shank from the bunker behind the 16th green was any indication that Scott may not hold up.

But hold up he did and after negotiating the palm tree and the hazard on the last hole, Scott now has two WGC events to his name. Maybe another major is next?

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