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Scott Makes Miraculous Putt in Playoff to Win Byron Nelson
Adam Scott missed a relatively straightforward 12-foot putt on the first playoff hole of the EDS Byron Nelson Championship on Sunday. But the third time playing the 18th hole at the revamped Four Seasons TPC was a charm for the Australian pro as he improbably sank a 48-foot putt to beat Ryan Moore and win the tournament.
Scott started the final round with a three-stroke lead, but that margin quickly dissipated as he bogeyed the first hole then double-bogeyed the par-3 fifth. Scott arrived at the 72nd hole a shot behind Moore, who closed with a sterling 2-under 68 on the windswept course in Irving, Texas.
Scott (71) capped his round with a clutch 9-foot birdie on the final hole to tie Moore at 7-under 273.
Moore had a chance to match Scott's birdie on the third playoff hole, but his 12-foot putt off the fringe just rolled by the hole.
The playoff started with both players making pars, first at No. 18 and then at the TPC Four Seasons' par-3, 198-yard 17th hole, where Moore had taken a one-stroke lead in regulation by sinking a 12-foot birdie putt.
The victory was worth $1.152 million for Scott, who won on the PGA Tour for the first time since last year's Shell Houston Open.