There would have been beer for breakfast in Australia had Adam Scott, Jason Day or Geoff Ogilvy found a way to hold on to the lead they all shared at one time or another Sunday during the final round of the Masters Tournament. Unlike past Australian failings at Augusta National Golf Club, though, this wasn't a case of throwing away the tournament with ill-timed shots and missed putts.
Schwartzel finishes in style by rolling in a 15-footer for his fourth consecutive birdie, a 66 and a four-round total of 14-under to win his first green jacket.
Nine Masters Tournament appearances and, with the exception of a top-10 finish his first time around, Adam Scott has little to show for it. Attempt No. 10 might be different. The 30-year-old Australian shot 5-under 67 on Saturday, continuing his dominance on the par-5s with another eagle at 13 to move into a tie for sixth place and five strokes off the lead.
Adam Scott rode a wave of momentum into the locker room at Augusta National Golf Club on Monday.
Twenty-two players in the Masters field competed in the Houston Open, and 16 made the cut. Here is a look at the final round of the new tune-up to the Masters:
A funny thing happened with Adam Scott on the road to the Tour Championship at East Lake: As his stature rose, so did his sheepishness.