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Adam Scott captures Firestone

Australian Adam Scott cruised to the finish line of the Bridgestone Invitational by four shots after dominating final round of 5-under 65 in Akron, Ohio.

His first World Golf Championship, Scott finished on 17-under 263 the lowest score to win at Firestone since 2000, four shots over world No.1 Luke Donald, who shot a final round of 66 and Rickie Fowler with a bogey-free final round of 66.

"Today, I was on," Scott said. "To win here at this place, a World Golf Championship, it's huge."

Despite a magnificent performance by Scott, who didn’t make a bogey over his last 26 holes, all the talk was about Steve Williams, the jilted former caddie of Tiger Woods who had carried Scott’s bag at Firestone Country Club.

"It's the most satisfying win I've ever had, there's no two ways about it," Williams said. “I was absolutely shocked that I got the boot to be honest with you. I’ve caddied for the guy for 12 years, I’ve been incredibly loyal to the guy and I got short-shrifted.”

His former employer finished joint 37th but was satisfied with his first tournament after 12 weeks out. The injury to his left leg had left many doubting whether he would even return to the game at all.

“I had it in spurts this week,” Woods said.

Although he finished 18 shots behind, with seven straight tee shots failing to hit the fairway, he recovered to make three consecutive birdies from the 15th for a 70.

“I’m absolutely encouraged. You have to understand I haven’t played,” said the former No1.

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