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Scott takes Singapore Open title

Good week for Aussie golfers

Posted Nov 21, 2010 by Jeff Dawson

Adam Scott

It was a week for Australian golfers to savour last week as Adam Scott won his third Singapore Open by three shots from Anders Hansen following up the success of Stuart Appleby at the Australian Masters.Scott had to deal with a five-hour storm delay that forced the European Tour event into a fifth day on Monday. As dark fell on the competitors, Scott was three shots clear with 10 to play and despite a few wobbles on resumption, he managed to hold his nerve and take the title.Ian Poulter, who had thrust himself into contention with a stunning performance, had to settle for a joint sixth finish after fading with a closing 73.Ryder Cup star, Poulter, started the final day three behind the Australian but a dropped shot at the 12th and a double bogey at the par four 15th saw him finish six back.Scott, who won this event in 2005 and 2006, managed to steady himself and take the win in style with a birdie on the 18th.Scott has been struggling with his putting recently and you could see that these demons were starting to rear their head again on the closing nine holes. But he managed to hold his nerve, quash any negativity and respond with an excellent putt on the 15th. And this birdie - a massive hole in the context on the tournament - gave him the confidence to finish strongly on the final three holes.It was great to see him hitting the ball beautifully and confidently by this stage and from there he hit every ball where it needed to be.Scott thoroughly deserved this win and it was good to see him at the top of the pile.As for my tip, well Graeme McDowell, looking to win the Race to Dubai competition, finished with a one-under 70 for a share of third with Swedish star Rikard Karlberg who closed with a 67.Northern Irishman, McDowell is really turning up the heat on Race to Dubai leader Martin Kaymer presently and his form in theses closing stages of the season are a joy to behold. I believe McDowell, who hit the winning Ryder Cup putt with take the Race to Dubai title and will be a worthy winner.

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