Hard, fast, windy conditions provided a tough test in the final round of the 2020 Genesis Invitational, but in the end, Adam Scott captured the title by two shots over Sung Kang and Scott Brown. Scott, who won the rain-shortened unofficial title here in 2005, started the final round tied for the lead with Rory McIlroy and Matt Kuchar. He made birdies on the 1st and 3rd holes but then struggled with a bogey on the 4th and a double-bogey on the 5th. Fortunately, he managed to recover with a bounce-back birdie on the 6th, and three more pars on the front was good enough to turn in even and maintain a share of the lead with Kuchar. Matt Kuchar bogeyed the 10th to relinquish his share of the lead, while Adam Scott played steadily with three pars to start the front nine. A birdie on the 13th was given back on 15th, but after a deft pitch on the par-5 17th, he poured the putt in to take a two-shot lead going into the last.A par at the last was good enough for a final round 70 and his 14th-career PGA Tour win.
He is now tied for 3rd for most PGA Tour wins by an Australian, trailing Greg Norman (20) and Jim Ferrier (18).
Next week, the PGA and European Tours are headed to Mexico City for the WGC - Mexico Championship. There will also be an alternative PGA Tour event: the Puerto Rico Open.