I’d love to just bottle up where my game’s been at the last couple weeks and move forward a month. That’s going to be the hard thing for me to do is to manage my expectations and also manage my game to keep it right here.”
This is how Titleist Brand Ambassador Adam Scott (Pro V1) described the state of his game after closing with a 3-under-par 69 en route to a 12-under-par 276 victory total at the WGC-Cadillac Championship.
“Special to win at this golf course and beat this great field,” Scott said in his post-round press conference. “Feels pretty good.”
Scott’s win, over a field that included 49 of the world’s top 50 players, makes him 2-for-2 on the PGA Tour’s Florida swing, becoming the first player to win back-to-back in Florida since 2001. (He kicked off the unofficial 4-tournament series with a victory at last week’s Honda Classic.)
Trailing by six shots after the 5th hole, Scott mounted a charge on the back nine with birdies on holes 10, 11, 12 and 14 moving him to the top of the leaderboard. He closed his round with four consecutive pars and finished one shot clear of Titleist golf ball loyalist Bubba Watson (Pro V1x) for a 1-2 Titleist finish.
He clinched the win with a memorable up-and-down for par on the 72nd hole.
“I’m really proud that I was able to come back when it wasn’t feeling good after five holes,” said Scott. “The swing had not felt good the whole weekend at that point, and managed to find my rhythm again in these windy conditions. It was hard for everyone out there and I told myself that a couple times out there today.”
Scott’s win marks his second career WGC victory (2011 Bridgestone Invitational), his 13th on the PGA Tour and 28th worldwide – all with a Titleist golf ball and equipment.
In addition to topping the leaderboard, Scott was also among the statistical leaders from tee-through-green for the week. He averaged 304.6 yards off the tee, tied for 3rd in Greens in Regulation (53 of 72/73.6%) and was 10th in Putts Per Greens in Regulation. He also led the field in Birdies with 22.
Scott’s fellow Titleist Brand Ambassador Jimmy Walker (Pro V1) finished solo sixth, four shots behind the champion after closing with a Sunday-best round of 6-under-par 66.
With the win, Scott vaults to the top of FedExCup standings and to No. 6 in the Official World Golf Rankings.