Adam Scott made a 7-foot birdie putt on the third hole of a playoff Sunday to end his first week as the world’s No. 1 player with a victory at the Crowne Plaza Invitational in Fort Worth.
Jason Dufner, who made a 25-foot birdie putt on No. 18 in regulation, slid a 40-footer past when he and Scott played the 18th hole for the second time during the playoff. Scott then made the 7-footer for his 11th PGA Tour victory.
The major champions parred No. 18 to start the playoff, then matched birdies at the 17th hole. Dufner, who won the PGA Championship last year, hit his approach pin high on 17 to 4½ feet, but 2013 Masters champ Scott drained a 14-foot birdie before Dufner putted.
Dufner and Scott both shot 4-under-par 66 to finish at 9 under, the highest winning score at Colonial since 1999.
The win, which comes with $1,152,000 and a plaid jacket, made Scott the first player to win all four PGA Tour events in Texas.
Champions — Colin Montgomerie won the Senior PGA Championship in Benton Harbor, Mich., finishing with a 6-under 65 for a four-stroke victory over 64-year-old Tom Watson.
It marked Montgomerie’s first victory as a senior, his first win in seven years, and his first in an official event in the United States.
The 51-year-old Scot finished at 13-under 261 at Harbor Shores. The victory was his first since he took the 2007 European Open for his 31st European Tour title.
LPGA — Jessica Korda won the Airbus Classic in Mobile, Ala., for her second victory of the year, birdieing four of the last five holes to break out of a tight pack.
Korda made a breaking 15-foot birdie putt on the par-4 18th for a 7-under 65 and a one-stroke victory over Anna Nordqvist.
European — At Virginia Water, England, Rory McIlroy came from seven shots back at the start of the final round to shoot a 6-under 66 and win the tour’s flagship BMW PGA Championship by a stroke over Shane Lowry (68).