Golf: Scott wins The Barclays
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. —

Leaderboard

The Barclays

Adam Scott -11

Graham DeLaet -10

Justin Rose -10

Gary Woodland -10

Tiger Woods -10