It was a tight finish on the Last day at Riviera as Adam Scott Claims Genesis Invitational

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Pacific Palisades, CA- Matt Kuchar held the lead for the first three rounds and most of the fourth at Riviera Country Club, but it was Adam Scott (-11) who was able edge out Kuchar to walk away as the 2020 Genesis Invitational Champion.

“It’s incredibly satisfying to win a tournament of this stature on a golf course of this stature. It was a wonderful week, it was incredibly enjoyable just being here with the weather like this, the course in perfect condition and a great field,” said Scott “Even better to come out on top and kind of have your game really tested today. It was not easy and that was most enjoyable to kind of see that my game is holding up to that.”

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Scott, Kuchar and Rory McIlroy were tied for the lead at 10-under par after the third round.  After two rounds of 68 and one of 67, McIlroy had his worst round on Sunday shooting a 73. He finished the tournament tied for fifth at -8.

“Yeah, yeah, definitely the toughest day of the week.” said McIlroy , “The wind was up, hole locations were sort of tricky spots, the course was firming up again.”

Kuchar finished the tournament tied for second. Like McIlroy, Kuchar also had his worst round on Sunday, shooting a 72.

“It’s tricky, knowing that I didn’t have my best stuff. Proud of the way I kind of held up and managed around this golf course. There are weeks where you really have it, you’re in control and you think the game’s easy,” said Kuchar, “Certainly was really pleased to feel like I was able to make the most of what I had. So I look back at this week and say it was a good run, I made the most of what I had.”

Scott Brown and Sung Kang also tied for 2nd place, along with Kuchar.

Host of the Tournament, Tiger Woods, finished in last place with a score of 11 over par.