Genesis Invitational: Adam Scott delighted with Riviera victory | Golf News

Genesis Invitational: Adam Scott delighted with Riviera victory | Golf News

Last Updated: 17/02/20 2:01am










0:46

Adam Scott reflects on registering a first PGA Tour victory since 2016 with a two-shot win at the Genesis Invitational.

Adam Scott reflects on registering a first PGA Tour victory since 2016 with a two-shot win at the Genesis Invitational.

Adam Scott was thrilled to make a winning start to 2020 after holding for victory at a star-studded Genesis Invitational.

Nine of the world’s top ten featured at Riviera Country Club, where Scott posted a final-round 70 to claim a two-shot victory and second triumph in as many worldwide starts.

Scott starts to win at Riviera

Report and highlights from the final round of the Genesis Invitational.

Scott’s latest success follows his win at the Australian PGA Championship in December and is his first on the PGA Tour since 2016, with the title coming 15 years after his maiden win at the event.

“This [winning] is incredibly satisfying,” Scott, who won the tournament in 2005 when bad weather saw it reduced to a 36-hole contest, told Sky Sports.

Scott will move back inside the world's top 10

Scott will move back inside the world’s top 10

“It’s a place I’ve loved for many years and played well at a lot of times and to get an official victory here among one of the best fields we’ll have this year feels very, very good.

“It was a tough day but this is a tough course and when the pressure’s on and it’s a little windy, (being) out of position isn’t good and I got myself out of position a couple of times, but there was enough good stuff in there to make up for it.”

Scott earned $1.67million for his victory

Scott earned $1.67million for his victory

Matt Kuchar, Sung Kang and Scott Brown shared second spot, while Rory McIlroy finished three strokes back in tied-fifth after slipping down the leaderboard after dropping for shots in the space of two holes during the final day.

McIlroy took two attempts to pitch out of the rough at the fifth before three-putting for a triple-bogey seven, with the world No 1 then bogeying the next on his way to a two-over 73.

McIlroy's tied-fifth finish was his fifth consecutive worldwide top-five

McIlroy’s tied-fifth finish was his fifth consecutive worldwide top-five

“Apart from that [error] on five, played pretty well, played the other holes in one under,” McIlroy said. “I didn’t expect it to be as difficult as it was, but everyone was finding it tough out there.

“Adam [Scott] held on well at the end. I was trying until the very end. I thought maybe if I could birdie a couple of the last few coming in I might still have a chance. Adam played great, a couple really good up-and-downs and then the birdie on 17 sort of sealed the deal for him.”

PGA Tour Golf

February 17, 2020, 7:00pm

Live on

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *