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Published: 08:45 | 7/3/16

Scott wins as McIlroy falters


Adam Scott capitalised on Rory McIlroy's final round collapse to claim the World Golf Championship-Cadillac Championship at Doral.

McIlroy began the final round three clear of the field and he appeared to be in complete control of the tournament as the chasing pack dropped away to give him a four-shot cushion.

However, bogeys at the seventh and ninth saw him drop back to ten-under just as Scott, Bubba Watson and Danny Willett were picking up vital shots. Another bogey followed at the 13th before he picked up his only birdie of the day at the 16th. He parred the final two holes to sign for a two-over 74 to finish two shots behind Scott.

"I didn't make enough birdies. I felt like my game was okay for the most part, but I didn't take advantage of the holes I should have. I couldn't birdie any of the par fives and that's really what killed me today," McIlroy said.

"I'll take a lot of positives from this week. A lot of things didn't go right for me, but I need to just pick myself back up and get into contention again in Orlando in a couple weeks' time and let's see if I can get the win there.

"It's frustrating because it's two out of the last three weeks. I was leading the golf tournament with 16 holes to play in Riviera. I was leading the golf tournament here going into the back nine, and to not get the job done in either two of those instances is very frustrating.

"I've got two events left to try to get that win before going to Augusta and I'm hopefully going to get it."

Scott opened with a birdie to move within two of McIlroy's lead but he looked to be out of it when found the water on both the third and fifth holes on his way to two double bogeys.

However, he bounced back with sixth and eighth before he found himself out front thanks to three successive birdies from the tenth. A seventh birdie at the 14th put him two clear of the field and he parred his way home for a three-under 69.

Willett and Watson got to within one of the Australian but he held on to claim a second successive victory on the PGA Tour.

"I made a couple of horrible errors on the front nine but you can't give up hope and I thought if I can get a couple (of birdies) before the turn, maybe a great back nine is good enough if things go my way and they did somehow. It was messy and my golf wasn't that pretty today either," Scott told Sky Sports.

"Somehow I started feeling a bit like I did last week and the swing came under control, the rhythm came back and I started hitting iron shots close, almost so close you couldn't miss them which was nice."

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