Scott tops Hansen by three shots to win Singapore Open in Monday finish

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With his victory on Monday, Adam Scott has posed with the Singapore Open trophy three times in the last six years.
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Published: Monday, November 15, 2010 | 1:23 a.m.

Australia's Adam Scott won the Barclays Singapore Open for the third time, completing a 3-under 68 in a Monday finish for a three-stroke victory over Denmark's Anders Hansen. The $6 million event was co-sanctioned by the European Tour and Asian Tour.

Scott, also the winner at Sentosa Golf Club in 2005 and 2006, finished at 17-under 267. He played the final 10 holes Monday after the final round was suspended Sunday because of darkness following a long rain delay.

"It feels great," said Scott, who earned his seventh European Tour victory. "Relief to finally get finished. It's been a bit of a long week.

"I haven't been putting my best lately and the demons started creeping in on the back nine. But it's a course I absolutely love and I've played so many great shots here."

Hansen, a two-time winner this year on the European Tour, also closed with a 68. He missed a 20-foot birdie putt on the 15th hole.

"If I had holed that one, I would only be one behind with three to go and then you never know," Hansen said. "But I missed it, so the chance was gone."

U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell (70) and Rikard Karlberg (67) tied for third at 13 under. Race to Dubai leader Martin Kaymer shot a 2-under 69 for a share of 10th place while Colin Montgomerie signed off with a level-par 71 to tie for 25th.

Masters champion Phil Mickelson had a 70 to finish tied for 37th place at 3 under. He was assessed a two-stroke penalty for showing up late at the course for the resumption of play Sunday afternoon. Mickelson had returned to his hotel after play was initially suspended to make travel arrangements after believing there would be no chance for any further action until Monday.

Defending champion Ian Poulter and Kang Kyung-nam trailed Scott by a stroke after three rounds, but both fell of the pace in the final round. Kang shot a 72 to finished fifth at 12 under, and Poulter had a 73 to drop into a tie for sixth with Jamie Donaldson (70) at 11 under. Poulter was Scott's closest challenger when play resumed, but the Englishman endured a disappointing run on the back nine, dropping a shot on the 12th before double bogeying the par-4 15th.

Scott was 1 under through eight holes before play was suspended Sunday due to the fading light after thunderstorms and lightning had resulted in the lengthy delay earlier in the day. He returned early Monday morning and, although he dropped shots on the 10th and 14th holes, he restored his three-shot advantage with birdies on 15 and 18.

Play was suspended for five hours Sunday. There was a four-delay Thursday in the opening round.