In 2005, inclement weather shortened the Nissan Open at Riviera Country Club to 36 holes, meaning Adam Scott’s victory was not recognised as an official win. Fifteen years later, Scott walked off the 18th green victorious again, and this one they can’t take away from him.

The 39-year-old Aussie finished all 72 holes this time around, shooting 72, 64, 67 and Sunday’s one-under 70 to win by two strokes over Sung Kang, Scott Brown and Matt Kuchar, who held a share of the lead after all three rounds.

“It’s amazing, I’ve loved this place from day one and it was tough out there today but the crowd is incredible,” said Scott. “I feel like they were on my side out there. I’m stoked for this.”

The win is Scott’s first since March of 2016, when he claimed the WGC–Cadillac Championship at Doral one week after winning the Honda Classic.

“It feels very special,” he added.

Rory McIlroy, who played in the final group alongside Scott and Kuchar, shot a two-over 73 and finished in a tie for fifth. Dustin Johnson tied for 10th at seven-under.