Monday, 26 August 2013

What Adam Scotts Win At The Barclays Means

By Darren
Adam Scott entered the final round T13 and trailing Matt Kuchar and Gary Woodland by six strokes before a bogey-free 5-under 66 led to a one-stroke victory over Tiger Woods, Graham DeLaet and Justin Rose. His 10thofficial PGA TOUR victory (also won the unofficial, 36-hole 2005 Northern Trust Open) comes at the age of 33 years, 1 month and nine days in his 210thcareer start.
Scott collects 2,500 points and moves from No. 11 to No. 2 in the FedExCup standings, with 3,847 points. He trails Tiger Woods by 162 points.
Scott's six-stroke come-from behind win is the largest in The Barclays history. The previous mark was five, set by Bobby Nichols in 1973, Vijay Singh in 1993 and Matt Kuchar in 2010.
Scott in the FedExCup: 2007 (No. 12), 2008 (47), 2009 (110), 2010 (19), 2011 (16), 2012 (25).
Becomes the fourth Australian winner of The Barclays, joining Bruce Crampton (1970), David Graham (1976) and Wayne Grady (1989). 
Becomes the fifth multiple winner of the season (Masters Tournament, The Barclays), joining Tiger Woods (5), Brandt Snedeker (2), Matt Kuchar (2) and Phil Mickelson (2). Second season he has posted multiple wins, having won twice in 2004.
Joins Rory McIlroy (2012) and Tiger Woods (2007) as players to win a major championship and FedExCup Playoffs event in the same season.
Becomes the third player to win a World Golf Championships event (2011 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational), a FedExCup Playoffs event (The Barclays 2013) and THE PLAYERS Championship (2004), joining Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods.
Scott is one of 13 players to win this season in their 30s, recording the 20thwin by that group. By comparison, the TOUR has had one win by a teenager (Jordan Spieth), 11 by players in their 20s and five by players in their 40s.