Sizzling 64 secures Grand Slam title for Scott

Pádraig Harrington picks up €147k despite finishing last of the four golfers in Bermuda

Adam Scott of Australia in action on his way to winning the PGA Grand Slam of Golf at Port Royal Golf Course  in Southampton, Bermuda. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Adam Scott of Australia in action on his way to winning the PGA Grand Slam of Golf at Port Royal Golf Course in Southampton, Bermuda. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

 

Masters champion Adam Scott fired a course-record 64 to storm past Justin Rose and claim victory at the PGA Grand Slam of Golf in Bermuda.

Rose had led by a single stroke with three holes to play but he had no answer for Scott in the closing stages as the Australian won the 36-hole tournament – which gathers the season’s four Major champions – by two shots on eight under.

Australian Scott took control on the penultimate hole when his six-iron landed within inches to allow him a tap-in eagle three.

US Open champion Rose had given up his single-shot lead at the previous hole, forced to take a drop after a wayward tee shot, before par on the 17th left him two shots adrift as Scott accelerated.

Scott’s win means that he was able to add the winner’s pink jacket to the green one he dramatically secured following a play-off against Angel Cabrera at Augusta in April, while also collecting a cheque for €442,000.

Jason Dufner finished third on three under while Pádraig Harrington, who replaced British Open champion Phil Mickelson, was well off the pace on three over following a 71 on Wednesday.

Harrington was the defending champion after he stepped in for Ernie Els last year. Despite finishing last, the Irishman picked up €147,000.

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