LESS than five weeks out from The Masters, Adam Scott has become the first player in two years to win back-to-back US PGA Tour events, holding off a stellar field to claim victory at the WGC-Cadillac Championship.

The 35-year-old winner of last week’s Honda Classic came from three shots behind at Trump national Doral to pass final round leader Rory McIlroy, who started the day at 12-under.

The Northern Irishman stumbled with a 74 on the tough Miami layout, while Scott’s 3-under 69 was enough for a one-shot win over Bubba Watson. Danny Willett and McIlroy finished at 10-under, with Phil Mickelson a shot back.

After his round, Scott said his experience had prevailed during a purple patch where he has finished T2 at Northern Trust Open, won the Honda Classic and backed it up with the prestigious WGC title.

The 2013 Master champion certainly called on his experience when his tee shot on 18 left him with a difficult approach – a fade around a tree. Scott hit it flush but without the left-to-right spin required and the ball rolled down the bank of the hazard. Thankfully it sat up in thick rough and Scotty got up-and-down for par.