FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Adam Scott has a Texas slam to go with that No. 1 world ranking he will get to keep for now.
Scott capped his first week as the top-ranked player with a comeback victory Sunday at Colonial. He made a 7-foot birdie putt on the third hole of a playoff to beat Jason Dufner and become the first player to win all four PGA Tour events played in the Lone Star State.
“That’s a pretty good slam to start with,” Scott said. “I’ll see if I can find some kind of other slam eventually in my career.”
Only days after officially overtaking the injured Tiger Woods for No. 1, Scott bogeyed four of his first nine holes in the opening round at Hogan’s Alley. Then midway through the final round, the 2013 Masters champion had a double bogey that dropped him three strokes off the lead.
“It was a great week, I mean, no matter what,” he said. “It’s another experience, learning experience on how golf is, to get off to such a poor start on Thursday, and kind of claw my way back day to day. … It’s so satisfying in so many ways to get it done.”
Scott looked like a No. 1 player with consecutive birdies in the playoff against Dufner, who won the PGA Championship last year.
“It’s a good feeling, and maybe some validation,” Scott said.
Scott and Dufner both parred No. 18 to start the playoff before matching birdies at the 17th hole. Dufner hit his approach pin high on 17 to 4
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