2013 Masters champion Adam Scott won The Barclays, the opening event of the FedEx Playoffs on Sunday, and in the process has moved to number 2 ranking in the world!
Scott played bogey-free at Liberty National, making only two birdies on the back nine for a 5-under 66 that put him in the mix of a crowded leaderboard at the top, including world number 1, Tiger Woods.
"I can't believe it, to be honest,"; Scott said after winning the Playoffs opener. "I just played a good round today and I came in and really didn't think it had a chance. But obviously, things went my way a lot out there."
Scott won for the second time this year, and at least put himself into contention for PGA TOUR player of the year if he were to go on to win the Cup.
The first FedExCup Playoffs event was packed with plenty of energy on a spectacular day across from the Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan skyline. Five players had at least a share of the lead at some point in the final round. Woods put up a great fight despite a back injury. Scott played the final 24 holes without a bogey.
Next week it is the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC, Boston, Massachusetts where the top 100 in the FedExCup standings vie for $US8 million in prize money.
I’m sure all Australian golfers will be hoping that Adam Scott can progress through the FedExCup and become the first Australian to win this prestigious golf event and join other past winners such as Woods, Haas, Snedeker, Furyk and Singh.
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