Queensland’s Adam Scott has taken out the PGA Championship at RACV Royal Pines, after staving off a host of challenges.
He went into the final round with a one-shot buffer at 10-under, with a pack chasing him at 8-under.
Scott secured a birdie on the first hole, then stayed quiet until the fourteenth hole, where he took another birdie.
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An eagle on the 15 just about sealed the deal… despite a bogey on the 18th.
It’s the first time in almost four years that Scott has taken a title, and he says he was beginning to think it wasn’t going to happen.
“It’s been a long time between drinks for me and maybe only once or twice did the thought cross my mind that I’ll never win again,” Scott admitted after ending a winning drought stretching back three years, nine months and 16 days to the WGC-Cadillac Championship in March 2016.
“It’s very difficult to win. I’m on the wrong side of this age thing now where these young guys are really good. I played some pretty good golf a couple weeks this year and fell short. You know, record setting scores.
“The courses are getting tougher, guys are playing good. Just being all right doesn’t really get you in, you’ve got to be pretty much sensational.”
Despite dropped shots at 17 and 18 Hendry held on to finish outright second at 11-under par with 2017 Australian Open winner Cameron Davis, China’s Yuan Yechun, Ormsby, Flanagan and Min Woo Lee all locked together in a tie for third at 10-under par.