Scott holds off McDowell for best aggregate score in the majors
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Scott holds off McDowell for best aggregate score in the majors

Only two players finished all four major championships in 2012 with a combined under-par score: Adam Scott and Graeme McDowell.

With Scott entering the season's final major two clear of McDowell, they tied at the PGA Championship on 2 under par.

The Aussie ends the year without a major, but was the season's best performer in the major championships. He played all 16 rounds in an aggregate major score of 6 under par.

With his final-round performance at Kiawah Island, Ian Poulter jumped to third among the dozen players to complete all four majors this year. Of the 17 players entering the PGA Championship having played through all three prior majors on the calendar, five missed the cut at the Ocean Course.

Here's the final leaderboard, with the player's position heading into the PGA Championship in parentheses:

1. -6 - Adam Scott
2. -4 - Graeme McDowell
3. +2 - Ian Poulter
4. +3 Padraig Harrington
5. +7 - Tiger Woods
T-6. +8 - Jason Dufner, Jim Furyk
8. +12 - Steve Stricker
9. +16 - Fredrik Jacobson
T-10. +20 - Francesco Molinari, Keegan Bradley
12. +26 Zach Johnson

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