Writers pick Scott over Woods as ’13’s best

KAPALUA, Hawaii – Masters champion Adam Scott narrowly beat out Tiger Woods because the male player of the yr in voting by the Golf Writers Association of America.

The GWAA takes into account players' performance on extra than just the PGA Tour. Scott received 4 instances around the globe, none larger than his playoff victory at Augusta Nationwide to turn out to be the first Australian to win a green jacket. He also gained a FedEx Cup playoff event as well as twice in Australia, and he joined Jason Day to win the group portion of the World Cup for Australia at Royal Melbourne.

Out of 218 ballots, Scott received by five votes.

"It's an honor to be recognized as the most constant male golfer of 2013 and it's appreciated to have the respect of the Golf Writers of America. Thanks," Scott mentioned from Kapalua, the place he's playing in the Hyundai Event of Champions.

Woods gained five times on the PGA Tour, together with The Players Championship and two World Golf Championships, although he went a fifth straight yr without winning a serious. Woods additionally won the PGA Tour money title and the Vardon Trophy for the lowest scoring common.

Woods received player of the 12 months from the PGA Tour (a vote of players) and PGA of America (based on factors). These awards consider only a player's PGA Tour file. The PGA Tour doesn't disclose vote totals.

The opposite GWAA awards have been landslides.

Inbee Park, who had three straight majors amongst her six victories on the LPGA Tour, received 91 percent of the vote to win feminine player of the year. Women's British Open champion Stacy Lewis and Evian Championship winner Suzann Pettersen acquired the opposite votes.

Kenny Perry, who won two majors on the Champions Tour and captured the Charles Schwab Cup, also had ninety one percent of the vote for senior player of the 12 months over Bernhard Langer and David Frost.

"It is my highest honor, from the players or the writers, to be named player of the yr," Perry mentioned. "Here I'm at 53 doing stuff I probably should not be doing, so I am honored that the writers are paying attention to me."

The winners might be honored April 9 on the GWAA awards dinner in Augusta, Ga.

Scott acquired seventy five votes, or 34 p.c of the vote, compared with 70 votes for Woods. In a season that had so many players accomplish a lot, Phil Mickelson obtained 17 p.c, whereas Henrik Stenson received sixteen %. Mickelson gained the Open Championship together with the Phoenix Open and the Scottish Open. Stenson grew to become the primary participant to win the FedEx Cup and the Race to Dubai in the same season.

Scott played 20 occasions world wide. Along together with his 4 wins, he had the lead briefly on the again 9 of the Open Championship, where he tied for third, and he tied for fifth on the PGA Championship. Woods had two prime-10s within the majors, a tie for fourth on the Masters and a tie for sixth in the British.

Park rose to No. 1 in the ladies's world rating shortly after successful the Kraft Nabisco Championship. She gained the LPGA Championship, then made it three straight majors on the U.S. Girls's Open. She failed in her bid to develop into the first player to win 4 majors in a single season however still led women's golf with six victories and captured the LPGA Tour money title for the second straight yr.

"Final yr was a year that I could always remember," Park mentioned. "I was able to put my identify among the greatest gamers all over the world. Now, on prime of that, I'm being acknowledged and honored by golf writers. They're those who know what has simply happened final year in every detail. I can nearly say that they know me higher than I know myself. That's why this honor could be very special and means loads to me."


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