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Superb Scott masters Qatar
Scott wins the Qatar Masters for a second time after a stunning final round of 61.
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2008 17:35 GMT

Australia's Adam Scott smashed the Doha Golf Club course record to win his second Qatar Masters [AFP] 

Australia's Adam Scott won the $2.5 million Qatar Masters after firing an unbelievable 11-under par 61 in the final round to finish on 20-under 268 for the tournament, three strokes ahead of his nearest rival Henrik Stenson on 17-under.
Scott, who shot rounds of 69, 73, 65 and 61 over the four days of the European PGA Tour event, is the only player to have ever won the Qatar Masters twice in its eleven-year history, and did so by breaking the previous course record of 63 in his final round in Doha.
The Aussie went into Sunday tied for fifth on 9-under par, three strokes behind overnight leader Johan Edfors of Sweden, and one behind 2006 winner Stenson, who began the day on 10-under.
 

"Today everything went right for me, I didn't do anything wrong, and it was good to take advantage of that."

Adam Scott

However Scott, who was just 21-years old when he first won in Qatar in 2002, amazingly started his final round with five consecutive birdies and was 6-under par after nine holes after also scoring a birdie on the par-three seventh.
 
He then added five further birdies on the back nine, picking up shots at will on the 10th, 11th, 12th, 15th and 17th holes, setting a new Doha Golf Club course record of 61, and in doing so won a BMW 650i courtesy of Alfardan Automobiles.
 
The world number eight seemed to be stalking his opponents for the first three rounds as he lurked just behind the top players, but when asked if he had been toying with the leaders, the now six-time European Tour winner said it wasn't his intention to simply pounce in the final round.
 
A great weekend
 
"I'm not sure if I was toying with them, that wasn't my plan at all," Scott told Al Jazeera.
 
"I certainly found something on the weekend. It was a great weekend golf-wise for me.
 
"No bogeys, a lot of birdies. There's no pressure when you're coming from behind.
 
"Today everything went right for me, I didn't do anything wrong, and it was good to take advantage of that."
 
Scott, who picked up prize money of $416,660, also maintained a 100 per cent record in Doha, winning the tournament the only two times he has played in Qatar.
 
Stenson also enjoyed an impressive final round of 7-under 65 to finish second with 271, while South African Charl Schwartzel finished outright third a further two shots down on 273.
 
Stenson's compatriot Edfors fell off the pace to finish fourth, six shots behind the winner after a final round 70.
Source:
Al Jazeera and agencies
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