Australian finishes at 11-under 273 to win the Genesis Invitational at Riviera, 15 years after he posted a rain-shortened, unofficial 36-hole victory at the suburban Los Angeles club
4: Number of years since Adam Scott had won on the PGA Tour as the Australian finished two strokes clear of the field at the Genesis Invitational in Pacific Palisades, Calif. Scott, 39, shook off two bogeys and a double bogey to shoot 1-under 70 for an 11-under 273 total at Riviera Country Club in suburban Los Angeles. “I’ve loved this place from Day One,” said Scott, who won in 2005 at Riviera in a rain-shortened, unofficial 36-hole event. It was his 14th career victory and his first since March 6, 2016, in the WGC-Cadillac Championship at Doral. American Matt Kuchar, who started the day tied with Scott and Rory McIlroy at 10 under and paired together in the final threesome, shot 72 for a 9-under 275 total and a share of second place with American Scott Brown (68) and South Korean Sung Kang (69). McIlroy, in his first start since reclaiming No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking, faded to a tie for fifth with a final-round 73. The tournament, which benefits Tiger Woods’ TGR Foundation, featured nine of the top-10-ranked players in the world. Woods finished 68th – last among the players who made the 36-hole cut – after a 76-77 weekend.
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