27 Nov 2014

Scott falls just short of third straight Oz Masters

8:21 am on 27 November 2014

Adam Scott's bid for an unprecedented hat-trick of titles at the Australian Masters golf tournament fell agonisingly short but the world number two declared himself in good shape ahead of his rematch with Rory McIlroy at this week's Australian Open.

Australian golfer Adam Scott

Australian golfer Adam Scott Photo: Photosport

The 34-year-old will head to Sydney with confidence after storming home to finish joint second, a stroke behind the South Australian left hander Nick Cullen.

The leading New Zealander Josh Geary tied for 40th, nine shots behind the winner.