DORAL, Fla. — Adam Scott faced a a six-shot deficit with 13 holes remaining on a course that was playing tougher than it had at any point this week.
And after overcoming that, he needed to survive two brushes with big trouble on the final hole to finish the job.
Scott won for the second consecutive week, shooting a final-round 69 to win the Cadillac Championship by one shot over Bubba Watson. It’s the second win for Scott in a World Golf Championships event and his 13th career win on the PGA Tour.
Scott finished the week at 12-under-par 276. Watson was alone in second, and Danny Willett (69) and Rory McIlroy (74) were tied for third, two shots back.
“I can’t believe I’ve won back-to-back weeks,” Scott said. “To win a World Golf Championship is huge again.”
Watson now has finished second or third at Doral four times in the last five years. He made eagle at the par-5 eighth hole to get into real contention Sunday, but his big mistake was a bogey on the par-4 14th. He couldn’t get up-and-down from a greenside bunker, Scott made birdie on the same hole just a few minutes later, and that two-shot swing proved critical.
McIlroy, who came into the day with a three-shot lead, didn’t make a birdie until the 16th hole.
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