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PGA Grand Slam of Golf: Adam Scott Beats Justin Rose For Title
Adam Scott produced a course-record 64 to win the PGA Grand Slam of Golf in Bermuda, marginally besting Justin Rose.
Australian Scott moved past first-round leader Rose in the closing stages of the game as he finished on eight under; two shots clear of his nearest rival in the tournament.
Rose carded a formidable 67 on Tuesday to extend his overnight two-shot advantage to four by the end of the front nine. However the Englishman struggled to maintain his lead and dropped back following a wayward tees shot at the 16th, in which he bogeyed, slipping back into second place.
Rose then managed only to par his next shot, leaving the door open for Masters champion Scott to land a shot within inches of the cup, allowing him an easy tap-in eagle three and the spoils.
"Obviously, I'm thrilled to come out on top," Scott said after the game. "Fun, but a trying couple of days here, really, especially today.
"Standing on the 11th tee, didn't look like a score like that was going to be possible. But I played very well and managed to slowly claw away at Justin."
Rose put on a brave face when speaking after the game, saying: "I didn't have my best game all week really and I'd have been surprised (to win).
"I started with a two-shot lead and somebody had to shoot well to beat me.
"When you're in that position you want to close it out, but when somebody finishes it out like that, you have to tip your hat and say you were beaten rather than losing."