10 - 13 April

Late delight for Scott

Defending champion Schwartzel admits short game let him down

Last Updated: 08/04/12 10:10pm

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Adam Scott: closed with a 66 after an ace at 16

Adam Scott: closed with a 66 after an ace at 16

Adam Scott completed a mediocre Masters campaign on a high after making a hole in one at the 16th at Augusta National.

The Australian carded a 66 to finish on four under for the tournament and admitted it was the highlight of his four days by some distance.

"It was one of those days," he said. "I was playing quite nicely but not much was going on.

"I just hit a full seven iron and held it right on my line. - it was just long enough (to clear the water in front of the green).

"I didn't see it go in but the reaction of the crowd told me all I needed to know - I was pretty pumped. Everything went my way - it was a great way to finish."

Meanwhile, Defending Masters champion Charl Schwartzel admitted his short game "let me down badly" after a disappointing final round at Augusta.

The South African carded a 74 to finish on eight over for the tournament and was left to reflect on what might have been.

"I had high expectations after last year," he said. "I know the course so well. I was up for the challenge but my game let me down - especially my putting, that let me down badly."

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