Entering the final round of the Cadillac Championship at Trump National Doral, Rory McIlroy led by 3 shots over Adam Scott. Scott started the day at -9. He birdied the par 5 first to get within 2 of McIlroy. Scott then made two double bogies at the third and fifth holes. At this point, Adam Scott found himself six shots behind McIlroy. Scott would recover nicely by birdieing 6 of his next 9 holes. McIlroy on the other hand, never could get his round kick started. He posted a 2-over par 38 on the front nine. McIlroy would not make a birdie until the 16th hole. This got him within 2 of Adam Scott, who was the leader at 12-under par. Scott almost lost the lead at the drivable par 4 16th hole. His tee shot landed in a greenside bunker and Scott proceeded to shank the bunker shot. He was able to get up and down for par. On the final hole, Scott almost found the greenside water hazard, but with luck still on his side, Scott was able to avoid the water and get up and down for his second straight win in Florida.
Adam Scott is currently the hottest player in the world. With another win, Scott moved up to number 6 in the Official World Golf Rankings. Despite his great play, Adam Scott has decided to stick with his original plan and change caddies at The Masters in just under a month. He plans on bringing Steve Williams back for the first major of the season. Williams was on Scott’s bag when he won the Masters in 2013.
McIlroy finishes with another frustrating result. Recently, the Northern Irishman has been struggling with his putting. For the Cadillac Championship, McIlroy switched his putting grip to “left hand low,” also known as cross-handed. McIlroy let this win get away from him because he did not make enough birdies.
Next up, the PGA Tour continues its Florida swing with the playing of the Valspar Championship. Defending champion Jordan Spieth is expected to compete along with Patrick Reed and Henrik Stenson.
On a final note, GOP candidate Donald Trump was in Miami to take in the final round of the Cadillac Championship: