On the strength of a Masters Victory, four wins world-wide, and not missing a cut in 2013, Adam Scott wins the Golf Writers Player of the Year Award. The 33 year-old Aussie beat out 10 time GWPA winner Tiger Woods by five points. 220 golf writers and broadcasters valued the Aussie’s world-wide accomplishments over the five victories put on the board by Woods.
The story on the New York Daily News website cited that Scott outplayed Woods in the majors, adding top 10 finishes at the British Open (T-3) and PGA (T-5) to his green jacket. Woods tied for fourth at the Masters and sixth at the Open.
“It is an honor to be recognized as the most consistent male golfer of 2013 and it is appreciated to have the respect of the Golf Writers of America. Thank you,” said Scott from Maui where he’s preparing to kick off his 2013-14 PGA Tour season at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions.
Adam Scott ended the the frustration of an entire continent when he became the first Aussie to a Masters. Of all the great golfing pros that came out of Australia, Scott was the first to bring a Green Jacket home since the Masters began back in 1934. For that accomplishment alone, he deserves this award.
The golf writers also named Inbee Park as the Female Player of the Year, and Kenny Perry as the best player on the Champions Tour.
Source: New York Daily News
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