Adam Scott was thrilled to make a profitable begin to 2020 after holding for victory at a star-studded Genesis Invitational.

Nine of the world’s prime ten featured at Riviera Country Club, the place Scott posted a final-round 70 to say a two-shot victory and second triumph in as many worldwide begins.

Scott’s newest success follows his win on the Australian PGA Championship in December and is his first on the PGA Tour since 2016, with the title coming 15 years after his maiden win on the occasion.

“This [winning] is incredibly satisfying,” Scott, who gained the event in 2005 when dangerous climate noticed it lowered to a 36-hole contest, instructed Sky Sports.

“It’s a spot I’ve beloved for a few years and performed effectively at quite a lot of occasions and to get an official victory right here amongst probably the greatest fields we’ll have this 12 months feels very, superb.

“It was a tricky day however it is a powerful course and when the stress’s on and it is a bit windy, (being) out of place is not good and I bought myself out of place a few occasions, however there was sufficient good things in there to make up for it.”

Matt Kuchar, Sung Kang and Scott Brown shared second spot, whereas Rory McIlroy completed three strokes again in tied-fifth after slipping down the leaderboard after dropping for photographs within the area of two holes through the ultimate day.

McIlroy took two makes an attempt to pitch out of the tough on the fifth earlier than three-putting for a triple-bogey seven, with the world No 1 then bogeying the subsequent on his method to a two-over 73.

“Apart from that [error] on 5, performed fairly effectively, performed the opposite holes in a single underneath,” McIlroy said. “I did not count on it to be as tough because it was, however everybody was discovering it powerful on the market.

“Adam [Scott] held on well at the end. I was trying until the very end. I thought maybe if I could birdie a couple of the last few coming in I might still have a chance. Adam played great, a couple really good up-and-downs and then the birdie on 17 sort of sealed the deal for him.”

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