PGA Tour
Scott wins Texas Open for 7th PGA Tour title



San Antonio, TX (Sports Network) - Australia's Adam Scott came from four shots back to win the Texas Open on Sunday, shooting a five-under 67 in the final round to capture his first PGA Tour title in more than two years.

Scott began the final round in a tie for sixth place after carding a 66 in the third round of the rain-delayed tournament on Sunday morning.

He finished with a 14-under 274, beating Sweden's Fredrik Jacobson by a shot to earn just under $1.1 million.

Jacobson closed with a 70 in the final round to finish alone in second place with a 13-under 275. He was tied for second place heading into the round after posting a 65 in the morning.

PGA Tour money leader Ernie Els went 69-68 in the third and final rounds to share third place with Aaron Baddeley (67-68) and Jimmy Walker (70-69) at 12- under 276.

The second round of the tournament was postponed on Friday due to heavy rain and thunderstorms and not completed until Saturday, leaving a 36-hole marathon finish on Sunday.

Scott began the third round four shots off the lead and played his final 36 holes at 11-under par for the win. He collected 12 birdies, an eagle and just three bogeys on the day.

"It was a long, hard day, but when you get hot sometimes it's good to play 36 (holes)," Scott said in a TV interview after the round. "You want to keep going and going."

A former staple in the world top-10, Scott had tumbled all the way to 43rd in the world rankings entering the tournament. His previous PGA Tour win came 25 months ago when he defeated Ryan Moore in a playoff at the 2008 Byron Nelson Championship.

In between, Scott won the Australian Open last December for a key victory on his home turf. It followed a poor 2009 season on the PGA Tour in which Scott missed 10 cuts in 19 starts, including six in a row during one stretch.

Scott gained some confidence in September when fellow Aussie Greg Norman selected him as a captain's pick for the Presidents Cup. Norman surprised everyone by adding the slumping Scott to the International team.

The course where Scott won Sunday -- the Oaks Course at TPC San Antonio -- was designed by Norman.

"He's glad I like the course," said Scott, who received a message from Norman after the round.

Because players remained in the same threesomes for the third and fourth rounds, Scott completed his tournament several hours before the last group came in from the course.

He watched as the last 24 players finished, none of them able to catch the 29- year-old Aussie. Els was among those who congratulated Scott as he stood outside the clubhouse.

Scott's third round included an eagle at the par-four 17th hole, helping him recover from two earlier bogeys to shoot a 66.

He carried that momentum into the final round, making three birdies in the first five holes to tie third-round leader J.B. Holmes atop the leaderboard.

Scott rolled in a nine-foot birdie putt at No. 8 to build a two-shot lead over a fading field of challengers. He drained an 18-footer for birdie at the 10th and made another birdie at the 12th to take a four-shot lead.

The only blemish in his final round was a closing bogey at the 18th, where he couldn't get up-and-down for par from a greenside bunker.

"Unfortunately I hit a poor putt, but it was just enough," Scott said.

Jacobson made a seven-foot birdie putt at the 12th hole and a 19-footer for birdie at the 15th to make a run at Scott. But they were the only two birdies of his final round.

It marked the third time in seven-plus seasons on the PGA Tour that Jacobson finished as a runner-up.

"I probably struck the ball today better than I ever have for any single day without making a whole lot of putts," said Jacobson. "The amount of looks I had at birdie today was a lot of fun and the way I put the ball in play was great."

NOTES: Scott's last three PGA Tour wins have come in Texas, including the '08 Byron Nelson and the '07 Houston Open...Holmes carded a 76 in the final round and tied for 13th place, six shots back...John Daly withdrew during the final round...The tour remains in Texas next week for the Byron Nelson Championship, where Rory Sabbatini won last year.

05/16 21:47:36 ET