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Tiger Woods And Adam Scott Discuss Their Seasons And Player Of The Year Honours Ahead Of FedEx Cup Series

posted 21 Aug 2013, 16:35 by Mpelembe Admin   [ updated 21 Aug 2013, 16:36 ]

Tiger Woods, nursing a stiff back, spoke to reporters ahead of the Barclay's Championship along with Master's Champion Adam Scott.

 JERSEY CITYNEW JERSEY. (AUGUST 21, 2013)(THE GOLF CHANNEL) -  Tiger Woods withdrew from a Pro-Am tournament in New Jersey on Wednesday (August 21) with a stiff back, the result of a bad night's sleep at a local hotel. Woods said he has no concerns about being able to start Thursday's opening round at the Barclay's Championship at the Liberty National course.

"Yeah, my neck and back are a bit stiff. It was stiff this morning, you know, sleeping in a soft bed. You know it's just one of those things about sleeping in a hotel and I didn't want to push it so I just took it easy and chipped and putted," Woods told reporters.

When asked if it felt it might not just be a temporary situation he downplayed the ailment.

"No, it was fine at home. Hotel beds," he explained.

Woods has five wins this season and starts the FedEx Series as the number one player in the world.

"I never thought I would get there this quick. (referring to 79 career wins) It's been an amazing run to get there. The consistency is one of the things I'm most proud of is winning five or more tournaments, ten years...that's one of the stats I look at as one of the more impressive ones that I'm really proud of and this is one of those years."

Adam Scott, who won the Masters and then went on to tie for third at the Open and fifth at the PGA Championship, also has a hat in the ring for Player of the Year honors. Scott was diplomatic when asked about the criteria that should be used in the selection process.

"I'd have to have some time to think about that to see what's really fair, rather than just throw out comments. You could come up with a formula where a major is equivalent to two or three other wins I guess but I wouldn't know what's fair. It's hard to pass up looking at five wins. Think the next best guy might have two. Is that right? That's a great year to win that many times," Scott conceded.

The FedEx Cup playoffs get underway on Thursday and Woods, who enters with the most playoff points from the 2013 season will try to win for the third time in the seven years. How Scott and Woods play over the next four weeks will most likely settle the Player of the Year question.