Scott beats Dufner in three-hole playoff at Colonial


In a thrilling three-hole playoff, Adam Scott topped Jason Dufner to complete the Texas Grand Slam and hold on to his No. 1 ranking. Here's the skinny from the final round at the Crowne Plaza Invitational.

Leaderboard: Adam Scott (-9), Jason Dufner (-9), Nicholas Thompson (-8), Freddie Jacobson (-8), five players at -7

What it means: Scott's reign at No. 1 was nearly a short one after Henrik Stenson finished T-7 at the BMW PGA Championship, forcing Scott to have a good finish Sunday at Colonial to keep the top spot. The 2013 Masters champion answered the challenge. Starting the day two shots back, Scott, who rallied Friday just to make the cut, overcame a three-putt double bogey on No. 9 with three back-nine birdies to become the first player to win all four PGA Tour events in Texas.

Rounds of the day: Scott and Dufner both shot 4-under 66s to finish at 9 under par. Perhaps more importantly, they both finished early and gave players in the final groups a number to look at. Toms, who started the day tied for the lead, had the best chance to match Scott and Dufner, but three back-nine bogeys was too much for the 47-year-old to overcome in the final five holes.

Best of the rest: While sister Lexi Thompson was finishing T-7 at the LPGA Airbus Classic, Nicholas fired a 66 to finish T-3 at Colonial. And he needed it. In 20 events this season, Nicholas has missed 12 cuts and only finished in the top 25 twice.

Biggest disappointment: With birdies on Nos. 1 and 2, Chad Campbell was making the most of his sponsor's invite early in the final round. He briefly took the lead after his hot start, but three double bogeys coming in dropped Campbell all the way down to T-30.