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Notebook: Adam Scott joins rare list of players to win with a quad

By Doug Ferguson
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DORAL, Fla. (AP) –Adam Scott joined an exclusive of three players to have made a quadruple bogey on the weekend of a PGA Tour event and still win.
 
Scott went from a three-shot lead to a one-shot deficit in the third round of the Honda Classic with his 7 on the par-3 15th. He was tied going into the final round and ended up with a one-shot victory.
 
The easiest quad to overcome belonged to David Toms. He had a five-shot lead going into the final round at Quail Hollow in 2003, and he still led by five going to the 18th. He finished with a four-putt quadruple bogey to win by one shot.
 
And then there was David Graham in the 1983 Houston Open. He made a quadruple bogey on the par-5 opening hole at Woodlands Country Club and finished the third round five shots behind. Graham closed with a 64 and won by five.
 
DALY'S DEBUT: The PGA Tour Champions can't come soon enough for John Daly. He turns 50 on April 28 and will be playing the next tournament on the schedule.
 
Daly committed to the play in the Insperity Invitational on May 6-8 at The Woodlands Country Club.
 
He has played only seven regular PGA Tour events in the last year, none since the Barracuda Championship in August.
 
Daly also said he would play the Principal Charity Classic on June 3-5 in Iowa. To recognize Daly playing, the tournament on Tuesday offered fans a chance to buy one-day tickets for half price through March 7.
 
KERR AWARD: Cristie Kerr's latest victory was off the golf course. She was selected to receive the Charles Bartlett Award from the Golf Writers Association of America for her commitment and charity work to fight breast cancer. The award is given to a golfer for contributions to improve society.
 
Kerr founded "Birdies for Breast Cancer" in 2003 in the aftermath of her mother battling the disease. The foundation became so successful that it joined with the Jersey City Medical Center to create the Cristie Kerr Women's Health Center. It opened in 2010 and has performed more than 10,000 procedures.
 
"There is still so much work to be done in breast cancer research and prevention, and I will continue to use my platform as a golfer and winemaker to raise money and awareness for women battling the disease," Kerr said.
 
The award will be presented at the GWAA's annual awards dinner April 6 in Augusta, Georgia.
 
DIVOTS: Graeme McDowell and his wife are expecting their second child, a boy. As when daughter Vale was born in 2014, his wife is due in September of a Ryder Cup year. Provided everything goes according to plan, the baby will be born on Monday of the Deutsche Bank Championship, just like last time. "The actual date will be different," he said. ... Honda Motor Company extended its streak as the longest-running continuous title sponsor on the PGA Tour by announcing a five-year deal that goes through 2021. Honda became title sponsor in 1982. Next on the list is AT&T (Pebble Beach) dating to 1986, and Shell (Houston Open) that dates to 1992. ... U.S. Women's Amateur champion Hannah O'Sullivan is among six amateur who have been invited to play the LPGA Tour's first major at the ANA Inspiration. The others are U.S. Women's Amateur runner-up Sierra Brooks, Karen Chung of USC, Bronte Law of England, Leona Maguire of Ireland and Albane Valenzuela of Switzerland.
 
STAT OF THE WEEK: The top three players in the world – Jordan Spieth, Jason Day and Rory McIlroy – have all missed the cut in the last month.
 
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