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  • Scott's 66 takes Barclays ; Tiger falls short

  • JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Masters champion Adam Scott won The Barclays on Sunday after everyone around him did their best to lose it.
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  • JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Masters champion Adam Scott won The Barclays on Sunday after everyone around him did their best to lose it.
    Scott played bogey-free at Liberty National, making only two birdies on the back nine for a 5-under 66 that put him in the mix of a crowded leaderboard at the top. Turns out he was the only one who stayed there.
    "I can't believe it, to be honest," Scott said after winning the FedEx Cup playoffs opener. "I just played a good round today and I came in and really didn't think it had a chance. But obviously, things went my way a lot out there."
    Justin Rose had a 25-foot birdie putt for the lead, ran it 5 feet by the cup and three-putted for a bogey for a 68. Kevin Chappell had a two-shot lead through 10 holes, only to play the next seven holes in 7-over par to close with a 76.
    Tiger Woods suffered a back spasm on the par-5 13th hole and hooked a fairway metal so far left that it landed in a swamp on the other side of the 15th fairway, leading to bogey. He dropped another shot on the 15th, and then gamely birdied the 16th and 17th holes to pull within one shot of Scott. Woods' putt from the back of the 18th green was one turn short of falling to force a playoff.
    The last challenge came from Gary Woodland, who fell out of the lead when he hit driver on the 13th that ran into the water, leading to bogey. Woodland had birdie chances from inside 10 feet on the final three holes, and missed them all. He closed with a 73.
    "I found a way to hang in there and grind it out and gave myself a chance on the back nine on Sunday, which is everything you can ask for," Woodland said.
    Scott finished at 11-under 273 and moved to a career-best No. 2 in the world.
    It was the second time Woods has missed a playoff by one shot at Liberty National.
    Woods, Woodland and Rose shared second place with Graham DeLaet of Canada, whose 65 matched the low score of the final round. DeLaet will move up to No. 9 in the Presidents Cup standings, and with one week before qualifying ends, is in good shape to make the International team.
    Woods had all four rounds in the 60s for the first time in a year on the PGA Tour, though it wasn't enough. He battled stiffness in his lower back all week, which he attributed to a soft bed in his hotel room — the second straight year he has had back issues from a mattress at this event.
    Canadian Women's Open
    At Edmonton, Alberta, teen star Lydia Ko ran away with the Canadian Women's Open — again.
    The 16-year-old New Zealand amateur successfully defend her title, closing with a 6-under 64 on Sunday at Royal Mayfair for a five-stroke victory and her fourth win in professional events.
    Last year at Vancouver Golf Club in British Columbia, the South Korean-born Ko became the youngest winner in LPGA Tour history at 15 years, 4 months, 2 days. She also was the fifth amateur winner in tour history and the first since JoAnne Carner in the 1969 Burdine's Invitational.
    Ko's other victories in professional events came last year in the Australian tour's New South Wales Open and this year in the Ladies European Tour's New Zealand Women's Open.
    Cox Classic
    At Omaha, Neb., Jason Allred finished in a tie for 40th in the Cox Classic at Champions Run.
    The Ashland native was on fire on the front nine with four birdies but finished the back nine by bogeying three of the last four holes to shoot a 1-under-par 70.
    His birdies came on hole Nos. 1, 4, 5, 9 and 14. He bogeyed Nos. 2, 15, 16 and 18. He shot a 69 on the first day, followed by a 68 in the second round and a 70 in the third. Sunday's round gave him a 277 total to put him at 7-under.
    Australia's Bronson La'Cassie defeated American Matt Bettencourt on the third playoff hole to win the event. Both finished with a 263 total at 21-under par.
    Boeing Classic
    At Snoqualmie, Wash., John Riegger won the Boeing Classic in his fifth Champions Tour start, holding off John Cook and Fred Couples at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge.
    The 50-year-old Riegger birdied three of the final four holes — holing a 20-footer for birdie on the par-5 18th — for a 4-under 68 and a two-stroke victory over Cook. Riegger finished at 15-under 201.
    Johnnie Walker Championship
    At Gleneagles, Scotland, England's Tommy Fleetwood birdied the first hole of a playoff to win the Johnnie Walker Championship for his first European Tour victory.
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