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GOLD COAST, Australia---
Adam Scott won the Aus-
tralian PGA by four strokes
yesterday, his best shot of the
final round coming immedi-
ately after a two-hour thun-
derstorm delay to set up a
tap-in eagle on the way to a
Scott and playing partner
Rickie Fowler marked their
balls on the 12th fairway after
a severe storm warning sus-
pended play with Scott holding
a one-shot lead.
When Scott returned, his
iron shot from the fairway
nearly holed out for an alba-
tross and he made the 1-foot
eagle putt. Scott was 4-under
in his seven holes after the
weather suspension. Fowler
finished in second after a 68.
Making his first appearance
back in Australia since his April
win at the U.S. Masters, Scott
finished with a 14-under total
of 270 at Royal Pines.
Scott joins Greg Norman,
Craig Parry, Peter Lonard,
Robert Allenby and Peter Sen-
ior as the only Australian
golfers to add the Joe Kirkwood
Cup for winning the Australian
PGA to the Australian Open
and Australian Masters titles
in their careers. Those three
tournaments are considered
the Australian majors.
Scott s defining shot on the
12th came on a 4-iron from
"I came out and knew I had
to do something great to win
this," Scott said. "It s been an
incredible year since April, and
so great to come home. I ve
had a great week."
Fowler said the storm sus-
pension hurt him.
"I had some good momen-
tum going up until we had the
rain delay," Fowler said. "I got
to within one and then he
came out swinging.
"He made some great
swings coming down that last
stretch. So it s a little tough to
catch a guy when he s making
an eagle and a couple of
Scott moves on to Royal
Melbourne next week to
defend his Australian Masters
title. Then he will play with
Jason Day on the Australian
team at the World Cup, also
at Royal Melbourne, then will
play at the Australian Open at
Royal Sydney a week later.
MUNICH---Bavarian voters have
turned down plans for Munich
to bid for the 2022 Winter
Local media say early returns
from yesterday sballot give the
opponents of the Olympics a
Olympic planners needed to
have a majority "yes" vote in all
four communities that went to
the polls and which were planned
as the hubs of the games, includ-
ing Munich itself and the com-
munity of Garmisch-
Partenkirchen, the planned site
for the glamorous Alpine events.
Bavarian radio said opponents
of the Olympics won a majority
in in all four communities.
Munich failed in its bid to stage
the 2018 Winter Games. It had
hoped to become the first venue
to stage both winter and summer
Munich hosted the 1972 Sum-
PARIS---Having threatened not to race in the
last two Formula One races of the season because
of a pay dispute, former world champion Kimi
Raikkonen will now miss them anyway to under-
go back surgery.
Lotus said in a brief statement yesterday that
the surgery will rule Raikkonen out of next week s
United States Grand Prix and the season-ending
Brazilian GP at the end of this month.
"The team will make an announcement about
the replacement driver in due course," Lotus said
in the statement yesterday.
The 34-year-old Raikkonen has suffered with
back pains in recent months and almost missed
the Singapore GP in September when the problem
flared up again.
Raikkonen s Lotus career is effectively over
because he will drive for Ferrari next year.
One possibility for Lotus is to promote third
driver Davide Valsecchi, although the 26-year-old
Italian has no F1 experience, or to hand reserve
driver Jerome d Ambrosio the seat. The 27-year-
old Belgian has 20 Grand Prix starts and was drafted
into Romain Grosjean s car for last year s Italian GP
after the Frenchman was handed a one-race ban.
At last weekend s Abu Dhabi GP, Raikkonen
criticized the team for not paying his salary this
season and threatened to pull out of the final two
races of the season in protest.
He even had to be persuaded to race in Abu
Dhabi, skipping media duties on the Thursday
and then pulling out on lap one because of sus-
pension damage after a minor collision with a
Caterham car. He then got in a van and drove
away, not answering any post-race questions.
The weekend before, tensions surfaced within
the team. Raikkonen was upset when he was bluntly
ordered by the team s trackside operations director
Alan Permane not to hold up Grosjean during the
Raikkonen to miss last
two races of F1 season
Voters reject Munich's 2022 Olympic bid
Adam Scott of Australia lines up a putt on the 10th green during the
final round of the Australian PGA golf championship held at the Royal
Pines Resort, on the Gold Coast, in Australia, yesterday. AP PHOTO
Scott wins Australian PGA
after storm suspension
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