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Scott wins Byron Nelson in playoff
Aussie sinks a 15-metre putt on the third playoff hole to win the PGA Tour title.
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2008 08:25 GMT

Australia's Adam Scott won his first PGA Tour title
in more than a year [GALLO/GETTY]

Australia's Adam Scott sunk a huge 15-metre birdie putt on the third playoff hole to defeat American Ryan Moore and claim the Byron Nelson Championship, his first PGA Tour title in more than a year.

Moore had a chance to extend the playoff to a fourth hole, but missed his own birdie putt.
"This would have been a tough one to lose, so I was glad I was able to pull this out," Scott, world number 10, said after the victory.

"I would have liked to have had a good round like Ryan. He deserved to win, but I am happy to get this one."
Both Scott (71) and Moore (68) finished 72 holes at seven-under-par 273 after Scott had birdied the 18th to force the playoff.

The Australian missed two chances to win the playoff at the 17th and 18th holes, missing makeable putts before a dramatic final playoff hole, again at 18.

"I'll probably take more from this one, gutting it out, than winning by five."

Adam Scott
Scott put his drive into the bunker and left his approach shot short on the front portion of the green before he made the long birdie putt, which generated a big fist pump from the Aussie and howls of delight from the gallery.

American Bart Bryant finished third on 277.

"This may not have been the message I wanted to send," Scott said of his sixth PGA victory.

"But any win is good.

"I'll probably take more from this one, gutting it out, than winning by five."

Looking for Moore

Moore, who is still seeking his first PGA Tour title, collected his third second place finish of his career.

"I'm disappointed I didn't make my putt after he made his. But I still got closer than I have in the past, losing in a playoff," Moore said.

Spain's Sergio Garcia finished tied for 19th on 281 and is still to record a top-10 finish this year.

He was six-over after five holes, but mixed four birdies with three bogeys for the rest of the round to finish with a 75.

"I am still encouraged with where I am," Garcia said.

"After the fifth hole I played well enough to win today.

"That's what I will take with me."

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