Adam Scott had himself a 3-shot lead over the field on Saturday and it looked like he was going to keep running away from the field. Scott then came to the first hole of the treacherous stretch of holes at PGA National, known as “The Bear Trap.” Scott hit his first shot, a 6 iron, into the water hazard in front of the green. His third shot after taking a drop then sailed over the pin and into the water hazard again. Scott would end up with a quadruple bogey 7, and found himself one shot back of new leader Sergio Garcia. Scott would finish round 3 with a respectable 66. If not for the quad at 15, Scott could have shot an 8 under par 62 by making a par.
Adam Scott and Sergio Garcia would start the final round both tied at 9 under par. Scott got off to a fast start on Sunday by birdieing 2 of his first 5 holes. Garcia, however, never got his round going aside from a birdie at the 14th. He made bogies on the 11th, 16th, and 17th holes. Garcia also made a birdie on 18, but by making par, Adam Scott had wrapped up the Honda Classic for his first win since the 2014 Colonial.
This was more than just a win for Adam Scott. Scott rose to recent fame on the PGA Tour by recording several victories with a broomstick styled anchored putter. The Tour made putting by anchoring against ones body illegal effective last January. Scott made the switch to a traditional putter for the 2015 Presidents Cup and finally has a victory to certify that his game would not suffer without the anchored putter. Scott had not won with a traditional putter since the 2010 Singapore Open.
Next week, the PGA Tour shifts to a World Golf Championship event. This event will be contested in Miami at Trump(2016) National Doral for the Cadillac Championship. As a World Golf Championship, this event will have a world-class field. The field includes Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, Adam Scott, and Rickie Fowler. Round one coverage kicks off on Thursday Morning.
One last note, we are 6 weeks away from the first major of the year, The Masters!!