Posted November 17, 2013 on AP on Fox

VERONA, NY - OCTOBER 04: Matt Kuchar acknowledges the crowd following his bunker shot on the 18th hole at the 2009 Turning Stone Resort Championship at Atunyote Golf Club held on October 4, 2009 in Verona, New York. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
Adam Scott shot a scrambling even-par 71 on Sunday for a two-shot victory and a successful defense of his Australian Masters title at wind-swept Royal Melbourne. American Matt Kuchar, who led by two strokes with four to play, double-bogeyed the 18th after taking two shots to get out of a bunker and finished second after a 68. Vijay Singh finished third after a 71, four behind Scott. He was attempting to win his first tournament since 2008. Scott, who won last week's Australian PGA in his first tournament back in Australia after winning the U.S. Masters in April, had a four-round total of 14-under 270. Kuchar held a two-stroke lead until Scott birdied the 15th and the American bogeyed the 16th. A hole earlier, a birdie and Scott's double-bogey after a plugged lie in a bunker gave Kuchar his two-stroke lead. Scott's faltering on the back nine revived memories of the 2012 British Open when he bogeyed the final four holes to lose by a shot, but this time he managed to hold on. His...
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