Date: November 06, 2006

Scott saves best for last with victory in US

Aussie Adam Scott has saved the best for last, breaking through for his first win on the US PGA TOUR this year, closing with a 4-under 66 to capture THE TOUR Championship by three shots over Jim Furyk. Listen to Adam Scott speak about the win. The 26 year old Queenslander won his fourth* official US event in total when he claimed THE TOUR Championship, playing near flawless golf. Scott finished at 11-under 269 and earned $US1.17 million to finish a career-high third on the PGA TOUR money list with nearly $US5 million. With the Australasian Tour joint sanctioned HSBC Champions Event this week in China followed by the MFS Australian Open and the upcoming Cadbury Schweppes Australian PGA Championship, Scott will have a chance to surpass Phil Mickelson at No. 3 in the world ranking by the end of the year. A beaming Scott was thrilled after his TOUR Championship victory, his second international win this year after the Singapore Open in September. I think it&aposs an important win said Scott. Not only is it a big event for the US PGA TOUR, but it&aposs been a while since I&aposve won an event in the States. I want to get in the habit of winning them a little more frequently. Hopefully this is a start. Scotts form in the US this year has seen him finish with nine top 10s, six of those finishes no worse than third, reflecting a consistency he has aimed for to be in contention more often. I think I&aposve come a long way this year as far as a lot of things go , he said. My game in itself has come a long way, but I think maybe I&aposve come a long way in some other players&apos minds, and that&aposs nice. It&aposs certainly nice to have the respect of your peers for your playing abilities. Scott will play the HSBC Champions Tournament in Shanghai China this week then returns to Australia to play the Summer of Golf starting with the MFS Australian Open at Royal Sydney Golf Club in NSW from November 16-19. (* Scotts unofficial fifth victory was the rain shortened Nissan Open he won in 2005. His playoff victory was unofficial because rain shortened the tournament to 36 holes). Listen to Adam Scott speak about the win