Golf writers pick Adam Scott as 2013 best player

Fitzgerald Cecilio – 4E Sports Reporter

Kapalua, HI, United States (4E Sports) – The Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA) has picked Masters champion Adam Scott as its Male Player of the Year over world No. 1 Tiger Woods.

Scott finished five votes ahead of Woods in a poll of 220 golf reporters and broadcasters. Wood earlier captured the PGA Tour Player of the Year honors voted on by peers.

“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.

A 10-time GWAA Player of the Year, Woods won five PGA Tour events in 2013, three more than Scott, who ranked second to Woods in the world rankings.

However, Scott outplayed Woods in the majors, adding top 10 finishes at the British Open and PGA to his green jacket. For his part, Woods tied for fourth at the Masters and sixth at the Open.

Aside from his performance in the PGA Tour, the GWAA also considered Scott’s performance in international events when he won the Australian PGA and the Australian Masters.

Scott also teamed up Jason Day to win the team portion of the World Cup of Golf.

Scott played 20 tournaments worldwide, won four of them, was top three eight times, top 10 in half of them, and never missed a cut.

Meanwhile, the GWAA also voted Inbee Park its Female Player of the Year and Kenny Perry its Senior Player of the Year, each with 91 percent of the votes. Park won the first three women’s majors of the season and Perry won two senior majors.

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