Australia’s Adam Scott has cemented his position as the World No. 1 player, winning the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas.
Overcoming fellow Major Champion Jason Dufner in a thrilling three-hole playoff, Scott claimed the Texas title in extra time after finishing tied with the American at 9-under par.
Scott had started the day two behind overnight leaders Hideki Matsuyama, David Toms, Chad Campbell and Chris Stroud, however quickly put himself in contention with his second consecutive round of 4-under 66.
“It’s a real honour to win here… It’s a beauty,” said Scott straight after his round.
“I was determined. I really wanted to win them all here in Texas.”
Fellow Australian and 2014 PGA TOUR winner John Senden also finished top ten, the Queenslander finishing in T5 at 7-under par.
With this win…
- Scott is the fifth Australian to win on TOUR this season, joining Jason Day, John Senden, Steven Bowditch, Matt Jones. The other international winners are Seung-yul Noh and Martin Kaymer.
- Making his 221st PGA TOUR start, Adam Scott collects his 11th victory at the age of 33 years, 10 months and 9 days. It is his first win since capturing The Barclays in 2013.
- Adam Scott becomes the first player to win the Texas Grand Slam, having won the 2007 Shell Houston Open, 2008 HP Byron Nelson Championship, 2010 Valero Texas Open and 2014 Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.
- Scott’s victory on Sunday earned him a plaid jacket to add to his growing collection.
- Scott’s victory is his fourth top 10 of the season. He made his TOUR-leading 34th consecutive cut this week.