Adam Scott wins Grand Slam of Golf
Adam Scott holds off Justin Rose with an absurd eagle at the very end to win the 2013 Grand Slam of Golf.
Oh good, just what Adam Scott needs, more money, more trophies, more incredible shots.
Scott won the Grand Slam of Golf by two on Wednesday over Justin Rose by shooting a second-round 64 (a new course record, by the way) to Rose's 70.
The reigning Masters champion said the golf in Bermuda was actually quite tough.
"Obviously, I'm thrilled to come out on top," Scott said. "Fun -- but a trying couple of days here, really, especially today. Standing on the 11th tee, didn't look like a score like that was going to be possible. But I played very well and managed to slowly claw away at Justin."
The two were tied on the 17th hole but Rose birdied and Scott hit this spectacular shot and made the six inch putt for eagle to get to 8 under for the tournament.
The club Scott used was a six iron, the same club he used for his second shot on the second playoff hole (No. 10) at Augusta to win the Masters -- a shot he recently noted was the best he's ever hit.
This club was from a new set though, he said.
"This one's got some good stuff in it, too."
Both Rose and Scott went out in 33 but Scott shot a 31 on the final nine holes of the event while Rose shot a 36 and saw his three stroke lead turn into a two stroke defeat.
Scott takes home first prize of $600,000 but hey, last place isn't so bad as Harrington will carry $200,000 back home to Ireland.
Both Dufner and Rose seemed to have a good time as well. Rose said he wasn't bummed about his finish.
"I started with a two-shot lead and somebody had to shoot well to beat me," Rose said. "When you're in that position you want to close it out. But when somebody finishes it out like that, you have to tip your hat and say you were beaten rather than losing. He was 4-under the last six, so that's a strong finish."
Scott, the new course record holder, was offered an honorary membership to Port Royal in Southampton, Bermuda where the group was playing.
His response when being told this was humorous.
"Do I get to keep it if someone beats it next year?"
I'd say that pretty much sums up the Grand Slam of Golf.
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