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Scott out-duels Kuchar to win Aussie Masters

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MELBOURNE, Australia – Adam Scott successfully defended his Australian Masters title for his second victory in two weeks, scrambling Sunday for an even-par 71 and a two-shot victory at wind-swept Royal Melbourne.

Scott won the Australian PGA last week in his first event in Australia since winning the U.S. Masters in April.

American Matt Kuchar, ahead by two strokes with four to play and even with Scott with one to go, double-bogeyed the 18th after taking two shots to get out of a bunker. Kuchar had a 68 to finish second.

Vijay Singh, one of four players tied for second at the start of play, finished third after a 71, four behind playing partner Scott. The 50-year-old Fijian was attempting to win for the first time since 2008.

Scott finished at 14-under 270.