Nerves of steel take Scott to title

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Adam Scott’s nerveless finish to secure victory in his home Australian Masters will give him more confidence to close out big tournaments following his 
galling collapse at the Open Championship, the Australian said yesterday.

Battling an opponent in white-hot form and one of the game’s finest exponents of match-play golf, Scott showed ice in his veins to shoot a five-under 67 in tricky winds and beat Ian Poulter by four strokes. The win was world No 5 Scott’s first since the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in August last year, and preserved his impressive record of securing at least one title for the past 11 years.

More importantly, the 32-year-old said, it was a timely reminder that he could get the job done ahead of another campaign for his maiden major title.

“It was good to get back in that position and close the tournament out, that’s what I needed to do and I’m very happy with that,” said Scott.

“I have done that a lot of times before, but you’ve got to get in that position and I felt good out there.”