World number two Adam Scott survived a late wobble and a charge from American Matt Kuchar to successfully defend his home Australian Masters title by two strokes on Sunday.
Having taken a four-stroke lead into the final round,
US Masters champion Scott stumbled with a double-bogey on the
par-three 14th hole to concede a two-stroke lead to world number eight
Kuchar on a gusty day at Royal Melbourne.
But the 35-year-old American's challenge crumbled on
his final few holes with a bogey on the par-four 16th and a double-bogey
on the par-four 18th to gift Scott a two-stroke lead heading to the
Roared on by a huge gallery, the home hero Scott tapped
in a three-foot par putt to complete an even-par round of 71 for a
14-under total of 270.