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Ex-UNLV golfer Adam Scott comes up short in bid to win Masters

Scott fires a final-day 67 to finish tied for second, would have been first Aussie to win event


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Former UNLV golfer Adam Scott hits balls on the practice range as he prepares for the final round Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga., on Sunday, April 3, 2011.

Former UNLV golfer Adam Scott on Sunday fell two strokes short at the Masters of becoming the first Rebel to win a major.

South Africa’s Charl Schwartzel birdied the final four holes Sunday for a 6-under-par 66, edging Scott and Jason Day by one stroke for the title. Schwartzel finished at 14-under for the tournament, with Scott and Day at 12-under.

Scott carded a 5-under-par 67 on Saturday and Sunday, and briefly held a share of the lead in a tightly contested Masters where five golfers were in contention late.

“I feel like my game is in great shape,” Scott told CBS. “It was great to make this run this week. I had a ball out there.”

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  1. scott played extremely well sunday but schwartzel couldnt be denied with birdies on the last 4 holes. i noticed scott went with a long putter and it apparently helped him.

  2. Story shouldn't be about Adam Scott, it should be how everyone and I do mean everyone ridicule Tiger and how he didn't have a chance, but time and time again in a major championship, Tiger has proved that he can compete, even if his game is not 100 percent.

  3. Adam Scott is no more a Rebel Lamar Odom... he played here for a couple of weeks. Only reason he was here was to work with Butch Harmon. You want to follow Rebels on tour, follow Campbell, Riley, Hoffman, Lunde, etc. Those players are proud to be Rebels with UNLV on their bags and headcovers. Scott doesn't even know the schools mascot.

  4. Sct- you forgot the greatest Rebel golfer of them all- Ryan Moore.