Scott, who was one-under-par for the tournament after his first three holes of the day, in which 36 holes were played, won his first PGA title since the 2008 Byron Nelson Championship with a 14-under total of 274 for a one-shot victory over Sweden’s Fredrik Jacobson.
Scott revealed a recent putting tip from American veteran Dave Stockton helped him overcome his struggles. “I got in the rhythm out there and they all started going in,” he said. “It felt really good. I’ve been really good with the putter the last two weeks. It’s nice to see putts going in. It makes golf a lot more fun.”
It was the seventh US Tour victory for the 29-year-old, who ended his dry spell on a course designed by compatriot Greg Norman.
Jacobson, needed to birdie the par-five finishing hole to force a play-off but his 20-foot putt from the fringe came up short as he completed a 70 for 275. “I was hitting the ball beautiful all 36 holes,” said the Swede, who fired a 65 in his third round earlier on Sunday. “If anything wasn’t working for me to put it away, it was the putter, unfortunately.”
Aussie Aaron Baddeley (68), American Jimmy Walker (69) and world number seven Ernie Els of South Africa (68), were third, a shot further back.