With a 5-under-par 32-35=67 in his final round of the Talisker Masters, Adam Scott posted 17-under 271 to distance himself from 54-hole leader and defending champion, Ian Poulter, by four strokes.
For obvious reasons, the finale was dubbed as a match-play feast, a notion that Poulter dismissed following his 64 in the third round at Kingston Heath in Melbourne, Australia before sleeping on a one-stroke margin. However, that's what it became, particularly as Scott roared out of the gates with birdies at his first two holes. He'd convert three more to grab the lead that he wouldn't relinquish. For the week, the Aussie circled 24 birdies against seven bogeys. To further exemplify just how dominant this duo performed, Kiwis Gareth Paddison (68) and Mark Brown (69) shared third place four shots adrift of Poulter. This is Scott's first victory at the Australian Masters. In addition, he's now won at least one event on a major tour in every calendar year since 2001. In the two weeks immediately after next week's New Zealand Open, the remaining two legs of the Aussie Triple Crown will be contested; first, the PGA Championship, and then the Australian Open.
Sun, Nov 18, 2012 01:27:00 AM