PGA: Scott secures career Australian Triple Crown

Adam Scott Australian PGA Championship

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A final day 67 was enough for world number two Adam Scott to secure the Australian PGA Championship.

He carded three birdies and an eagle on a rain-affected final day, with a dropped shot on the par-four ninth the only blemish on his card.

This gave him a score of 14-under overall for the tournament at Royal Pines on the Gold Coast, giving him victory ahead of American Rickie Fowler.

Fowler scored 68 on Sunday, finishing on 10-under overall, and will be disappointed after leading by two shots after round one, having scored a course-record 63.

In winning, Scott became the sixth man to win the career Triple Crown of Australian tournaments – the Australian PGA Championship, Australian Masters and Australian Open.

The Australian PGA Championship is also Scott’s third success this year after his maiden Major triumph at the Masters in April and winning The Barclays in August.

At the trophy presentation, Scott could not conceal his delight after winning a tournament he had targeted this season.

He said: “This is the one I desperately wanted. It’s the icing on an incredible year.

“To come home and play in front of my Queensland family meant a lot.

“I’ve had a great week. This one is for my family, especially my dad (Phil) who is a PGA member.”

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