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Scott Finishes Best Season With Win in Final PGA Event
With a trophy in hand, Adam Scott can finally call this his best year.
His most consistent season was missing only a PGA Tour victory, and Scott took care of that in the final event yesterday. He closed with a 4-under-par 66 to capture the Tour Championship in Atlanta by three shots over Jim Furyk .
Scott turned the season finale into a snoozer by playing mistake-free golf until it no longer mattered. Hundreds of fans headed for the parking lot when the 26-year-old Australian made the turn with a three-stroke lead.
It was the perfect way to end the PGA Tour season for Scott.
His goal was to be in contention more often, and he accomplished that with nine top 10s, six of those finishes no worse than third.
"It's been a long time since I've been here, winning on the PGA Tour," Scott said. "I had to work hard for it." . . .
In Mie, Japan, Karrie Webb ended Annika Sorenstam 's Mizuno Classic winning streak at five. Webb closed with a 6-under 66 for a four-stroke victory over Kaori Higo in Japan's lone LPGA Tour event.
Sorenstam shot a 70 to finish five strokes back at 9-under 207 on the Kashikojima Country Club course.
"You can't take anything away from Annika winning five years in a row at one tournament," Webb said. "It's an unbelievable feat."
· BASEBALL : Gary Sheffield 's $13 million option was exercised by the Yankees, who plan to trade the outfielder rather than keep him.
By exercising the option, the Yankees prevented Sheffield from becoming a free agent and blocked him from perhaps signing with the Red Sox.