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2016 WGC Cadillac Championship results: Adam Scott passes loaded field and wins Doral

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Rory McIlroy gave away a three-shot lead on Sunday and Adam Scott was the beneficiary, winning for the second straight week with the best golf swing in the world.

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It turns out last week's Honda Classic may have just been the beginning of a season-long middle finger Adam Scott will extend to all those who thought he'd fall off the map due to the anchored putting ban. Scott became the second player in the last 25 years, joining Tiger Woods, to go back-to-back on the Florida swing, backing up that Honda Classic title with a WGC-Cadillac Championship at Doral on Sunday.

Last week, Scott mitigated a quadruple bogey and still went on to win, the first player to have that large crooked number on his card and still win since 2009. This Sunday, he started three shots back of Rory McIlroy, hit two balls in the water, posted two double bogeys, a shanked bunker shot, and still somehow managed to get another win. The quad bogey last week and the water balls this week only illuminate just how much damn game Scott really has -- few others are navigating those troubles and still winning.

The two double bogeys in his first five holes on Sunday put him six shots behind standing on the sixth tee. The Aussie would play the final 13 holes in 6-under on a Doral Blue Monster course that punished this world class field, including the favorite McIlroy. The way Rory was striping it on Saturday, it was hard to see someone chasing him down and erasing that three-shot cushion. But McIlroy was just one of several top talents who went the wrong way while Scott fought back toward the top of the leaderboard on the back nine.

Scott nearly holed an approach at the 11th and the charge was on, tapping in what would be one of four birdies in the first fives holes of Trump Doral's back nine.

After all the work to get back in it, Scott nearly gave it away to Bubba Watson at the 18th hole. There's almost no landing area with the tee all way back on that extremely difficult finishing hole, and Scott pushed his drive just to the right side, avoiding the water but landing behind one lone nagging palm tree. Scott either had to lay up or try and pump a fade out over the water and back toward the flagstick. Every single pro's nerves would be fully exposed facing that decision, and Scott decided to go for it. He caught an incredible break when his ball landed behind the hazard line, but stayed up out of the water.

Scott still needed to get up-and-down from there to avoid a playoff with Bubba Watson, and he hit this beautiful flop shot.

The Aussie took hold of his unanchored putter and put that seven-footer right in the center of the cup to win by one.

We went through it last week -- Scott was an extremely successful player before he went to the anchored stroke, winning 18 times and even leading the Tour in strokes gained-putting with the shorter putter back in 2004. The anchored stroke was what he used to win the Masters, however, and he'd been shaky switching back and forth in recent months so he became the poster boy of the ban. All that, however, obscured that he's still reputed to have the best swing in the game and one of the sexiest tee-to-green games in the world. Now he's got two straight wins at two of the Tour's marquee events against loaded fields and, barring an unraveling at Bay Hill in two weeks, he'll go to Augusta playing the best golf on the planet.

Here are your final results from Doral:

Place Player Score Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Total
1 Adam Scott -12 68 66 73 69 276
2 Bubba Watson -11 69 69 71 68 277
T3 Danny Willett -10 68 69 72 69 278
T3 Rory McIlroy -10 71 65 68 74 278
5 Phil Mickelson -9 67 72 70 70 279
6 Jimmy Walker -8 69 72 73 66 280
7 Paul Casey -6 71 68 75 68 282
T8 Rickie Fowler -5 70 71 71 71 283
T8 Smylie Kaufman -5 71 70 71 71 283
10 Harris English -4 71 70 71 72 284
T11 Jason Dufner -3 68 72 77 68 285
T11 Sergio Garcia -3 73 71 67 74 285
T11 Rafael Cabrera Bello -3 73 71 67 74 285
T14 Bernd Wiesberger -2 72 69 74 71 286
T14 Louis Oosthuizen -2 74 70 69 73 286
T14 Dustin Johnson -2 72 64 71 79 286
T17 Justin Rose -1 75 73 72 67 287
T17 Jordan Spieth -1 69 72 73 73 287
T17 Andy Sullivan -1 71 70 73 73 287
T17 Scott Piercy -1 66 77 70 74 287
T17 Charl Schwartzel -1 73 67 72 75 287
T17 Charley Hoffman -1 68 70 74 75 287
T23 Branden Grace E 73 73 74 68 288
T23 Brooks Koepka E 71 71 74 72 288
T23 Jason Day E 72 74 71 71 288
T23 Kevin Kisner E 75 69 72 72 288
27 Russell Knox 1 71 71 72 75 289
T28 Henrik Stenson 2 71 71 76 72 290
T28 Soren Kjeldsen 2 72 72 74 72 290
T28 Matt Kuchar 2 70 78 70 72 290
T28 Daniel Berger 2 75 71 70 74 290
T28 Graeme McDowell 2 74 71 70 75 290
T28 Marc Leishman 2 73 73 69 75 290
T28 Anirban Lahiri 2 70 70 71 79 290
T35 Justin Thomas 4 75 66 78 73 292
T35 Shane Lowry 4 71 73 75 73 292
T35 Kevin Na 4 72 72 75 73 292
T35 Matthew Fitzpatrick 4 76 71 72 73 292
T35 Hideki Matsuyama 4 70 81 68 73 292
T35 Jamie Donaldson 4 70 72 76 74 292
41 Billy Horschel 5 72 71 75 75 293
T42 Chris Wood 6 72 69 79 74 294
T42 Kyung-tae Kim 6 71 74 75 74 294
T42 Ross Fisher 6 76 70 72 76 294
T42 Martin Kaymer 6 76 71 71 76 294
T42 Danny Lee 6 71 71 72 80 294
T47 Emiliano Grillo 7 76 72 72 75 295
T47 Zach Johnson 7 71 73 71 80 295
T49 David Lingmerth 8 74 72 75 75 296
T49 Bill Haas 8 74 74 72 76 296
T49 Kiradech Aphibarnrat 8 75 71 71 79 296
T52 Victor Dubuisson 9 73 72 80 72 297
T52 Patrick Reed 9 77 74 74 72 297
T52 Byeong-Hun An 9 74 73 75 75 297
T52 Robert Streb 9 72 73 73 79 297
56 Nathan Holman 10 82 70 73 73 298
57 George Coetzee 11 72 76 76 75 299
58 Fabian Gomez 12 75 72 78 75 300
59 J.B. Holmes 13 77 72 72 80 301
60 Marcus Fraser 14 66 77 80 79 302
T61 Jordan Zunic 15 75 74 75 79 303
T61 Yusaku Miyazato 15 76 73 74 80 303
63 Scott Hend 22 75 76 80 79 310
64 Kristoffer Broberg 23 83 73 80 75 311
65 Steven Bowditch 37 81 80 80 84 325