Golf • He finishes strong, watches as other can't catch up.
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Jersey City, N.J. • Masters champion Adam Scott didn't think his good round was good enough Sunday at The Barclays.
His caddie had already packed his golf clubs into a travel case. He viewed his visit to the CBS Sports tower as nothing more than a courtesy. His only hope was that the other players still on the course Tiger Woods and Justin Rose among them might find it as difficult to close out a victory as Scott has over the years.
"I'm pretty shocked," Scott said after his 5-under 66 gave him a one-shot win at Liberty National. "There were so many guys out there with a chance, and I really didn't think I had much of a chance."
Scott was watching from the locker room when Rose, who had a 25-foot putt for the outright lead, ran it 5 feet by the hole and three-putted for bogey. Clubs unpacked, Scott was on his way to the range when the groans from around the 18th green told him Woods narrowly missed his 25-foot birdie putt from off the back of the green to tie for the lead. Once on the range, a large video board showed Gary Woodland miss his third straight birdie putt from inside 10 feet.
Scott finished at 11-under 273 and moved to a career-best No. 2 in the world.
Woods' birdie putt from off the 18th green was one short turn of falling. "Thought I made it," Woods said after his 69.
LPGA • Teen star Lydia Ko successfully defended her title, closing with a 6-under 64 in Edmonton, Alberta, for a five-stroke victory and her fourth win in professional events. Ko had a 15-under 265 total after opening with rounds of 65, 69 and 67.
Champions Tour • John Riegger won the Boeing Classic in his fifth Champions Tour start, holding off John Cook and Fred Couples in Snoqualmie, Wash. Riegger birdied three of the final four holes holing a 20-footer for birdie on the par-5 18th for a 4-under 68 and a two-stroke victory over Cook. Riegger finished at 15-under 201.
Adam Scott -11
Graham DeLaet -10
Justin Rose -10
Gary Woodland -10
Tiger Woods -10