The final round of The Barclays at Liberty National Golf Course on Sunday had vast similarities to the Irwin Tools 500 from Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday night. There were plenty of wrecks on the golf course, and players trying to improve their playoff positions were spinning out of control down the back nine. When all was said and done, Masters Champion, Adam Scott took the checkered flag, the $1.4 Million dollar first place check, and the 2500 FedEx Cup points.
Adam Scott fired a final round 66, packed up his equipment, and was ready to move on to Boston for the Deutsche Bank next week but had to get ready for a playoff that never came. US Open Champion, Justin Rose had an opportunity to tie the lead, but put a bogey up at the 18th hole to drop into a tie for second place.
Two of the best rounds on the day saw Canadian Graham DeLaet, and Phil Mickelson shooting six under par, 65′s on Sunday to give themselves a chance. DeLaet finished in a tie for second place with Tiger Woods, Justin Rose, and Gary Woodland. Woodland ended his day with a two over par 73, but remained as he started, in second place. Phil Mickelson finished tied for sixth place with Jim Furyk, and Shell Houston Open Champion, D.A. Points.
The huge car wreck was 54 hole leader, Matt Kuchar. By the time The Kuch made his first birdie of the day at the 18th hole, he had made five bogeys, and a triple bogey seven at the ninth hole. Kuchar had a horrible day that saw him shoot a seven over par 78 , and falling all the way into a tie for 19th place.
Kevin Chappell, who played in the next to last group with Tiger Woods, had a bad day as well. Chappell shot a five over 76 playing along with the world’s number one, and ended his day tied for 15th place.
With his win on Sunday, Adam Scott moved up nine spots on the FedEx points list. He wasn’t able to unseat Tiger Woods at the top, but he is comfortably in second place only 162 points back. If Woods is unable to play at the Deutsche Bank next week with his back problems, Scott will overtake him on the list. I can’t see Woods not showing up at TPC Boston.
With the Barclays Championship on his 2013 resume to go along with his Masters win back in April, you have to think about putting Adam Scott in the PGA Player of the Year discussion. I had Tiger, Phil, and Matt Kuchar in the discussion, but with Kuchar folding his tent on Sunday, we may have to re-think that situation. Tiger Woods seems to be leading in that race with his five victories, but Mickelson and Scott having multiple victories and each having a major, I think Tiger comes in third. It makes for interesting conversation.