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Adam Scott wins in first Australian event since Masters

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Adam Scott waves to the crowd on the 18th hole of the Australian PGA on Sunday. Many in the crowd wore green in honor of Scott's Masters win in April.

GOLD COAST, Australia -- Adam Scott shot a 4-under 67 to win the storm-delayed Australian PGA by four strokes on Sunday.

Scott and playing partner Rickie Fowler marked their balls on the 12th fairway after a severe storm warning suspended play with Scott holding a one-shot lead.

When Scott returned, his iron shot from the fairway nearly holed out for an albatross and he made the 1-foot eagle putt.

Scott was 4 under in his seven holes after the weather suspension. Fowler finished second with a 68.

Making his first appearance back in Australia since his April win at the Masters, Scott finished with a 14-under 270 at Royal Pines.

Scott joins Greg Norman, Craig Parry, Peter Lonard, Robert Allenby and Peter Senior as the only Australian golfers to add the Joe Kirkwood Cup for winning the Australian PGA to the Australian Open and Australian Masters titles in their careers. Those three tournaments are considered the Australian majors.

Scott's shot on the 12th came on a 4-iron from 266 yards.

''I came out and knew I had to do something great to win this,'' Scott said. ''It's been an incredible year since April, and so great to come home. I've had a great week.''

Scott moves on to Royal Melbourne next week to defend his Australian Masters title. Then he will play with Jason Day on the Australian team at the World Cup, also at Royal Melbourne, then will play at the Australian Open at Royal Sydney a week later.

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