HOPE Island golfer Adam Scott has failed to fire at the finish of the US PGA tour event in Ohio.
The world number 1 notched up a double bogey as Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama claimed his first tour victory with a playoff win over American Kevin Na on Monday.
The Sydney Morning Herald reported Matsuyama, who was Scott’s Presidents Cup teammate at the venue late last year, became the youngest winner of the tournament hosted by legend Jack Nicklaus at just 22 when a par on the first hole of sudden death was enough.
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“This is a dream come true to win here at Mr Nicklaus’ golf course. I couldn’t be happier,” Matsuyama said.
Matsuyama birdied the final hole of regulation to post a final round three-under 69, giving him a 13-under-par total.
Na had earlier put together a blistering bogey-free eight-under 64 and watched for nearly two hours from the clubhouse as Matsuyama, Scott and overnight leader Bubba Watson missed their chances of an outright win.
According to the SMH Aaron Baddeley made a run at a high finish when he was six-under on his round through 12 holes but dropped six shots over the last six to shoot even-par 72 and finish on three-under.
He was joined there by Jason Day (74) and Marc Leishman (73) as the next best Australians in a tie for 37th. Greg Chalmers (75) rounded out the Australians in a tie for 72nd at five-over.