Second best player in the world wins back-to-back titles.
World number two and defending champion Adam Scott won the Australian Masters at Royal Melbourne on Sunday for back-to-back tournament victories.
The US Masters champion held off American Matt Kuchar by two shots to continue his red-hot form after claiming last week’s Australian PGA event on the Gold Coast.
Australia’s Scott carded a closing round of even par 71 to finish the tournament on 14-under 270.
Kuchar was tied with Scott to the 17th hole but a double-bogey at the last cost him his winning chance with the Australian parring the final three holes to close out the win.
Fiji’s former world number one Vijay Singh finished third on 10-under after an even par 71.
Scott will partner Jason Day in Australia’s team for this week’s World Cup at Royal Melbourne.
Leading scores after the final round of the Australian Masters at Royal Melbourne (par-71) on Sunday (Australia unless stated):
270 – Adam Scott 67-66-66-71
272 – Matt Kuchar (USA) 71-66-67-68
274 – Vijay Singh (FIJ) 72-68-63-71
275 – Nick Cullen 65-69-69-72
278 – Ryan Fox (NZL) 68-71-66-73, Matthew Griffin 69-65-69-75
279 – Marc Leishman 71-71-72-65, Aron Price 73-71-67-68, Jason Scrivener 69-71-70-69, Geoff Ogilvy 71-72-67-69, Mathew Goggin 72-71-67-69, Brendon De Jonge (ZIM) 68-70-68-73
280 – Matthew Millar 69-70-71-70, Gaganjeet Bhullar (IND) 69-72-69-70
281 – Nathan Holman 68-65-70-78
282 – Gareth Paddison (NZL) 74-69-72-67, Peter Senior 74-68-71-69, Michael Hendry (NZL) 72-69-71-70, Maximilian Kieffer (GER) 67-72-72-71
284 – Jin Jeong (KOR) 73-70-71-70
288 – Pan Cheng-tsung (TPE) 70-73-71-74