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Scott On Fire At Firestone

Four shot victory seals place in top 10

Posted Aug 07, 2011 by Chris White

Adam Scott won by four strokes to move back into the world top 10

Having ignored the hype created by Steve Williams being on his bag, Adam Scott sealed a four-stroke victory at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational to move back into the world’s top 10.

A dominant bogey-free final round 65 saw Scott finish 17-under par for the tournament, who lead the tournament from the end of the first round, and holding off the challenges of Rickie Fowler and world number one Luke Donald, who finished tied for second on 13-under having both carded final round scores of 66.

A lot of the talk ahead of the event was over the man who was caddying for Scott, Steve Williams, who was sacked as Tiger Woods’ caddie at the end of July. For Scott to ignore all of the extra attention he was receiving because of William’s presence, and to win in such style having played incredible golf all weekend, makes his victory even more impressive.

Incidentally, Woods, who made his comeback from knee and achilles injuries that had sidelined him since the Masters finished tied for 37th at 1-over par.

Scott began the final round one shot clear of 19-year old playing partner Ryo Ishikawa, who would have become the youngest winner on the PGA Tour for exactly 100 years, but the youngster from Japan couldn’t keep up with the Australian, finishing five strokes back and tied for third on 12-under par.

A six-foot putt on the final hole for his fourth birdie on the back nine allowed Scott to clinch his eight PGA Tour title, and celebrate his first victory since the Singapore Open in November 2010.

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