August 27 2013
NORTON, Mass. -- Adam Scott certainly enters the Deutsche Bank Championship with momentum after Sunday's 66 lifted the Aussie to victory at The Barclays.
With the victory in the first FedExCup Playoffs event, Scott rose from 11th to second in the standings. No one who has won a FedExCup Playoffs event has failed to rank in the all-important top five entering the finale at the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola.
Scott should have good vibes at TPC Boston, too. His first win came in the inaugural Deutsche Bank Championship in 2003 and he has five other top-fives here (T2-2004, T5-2010, T7-2012, T8-2011).
Scott is seeking to join Vijay Singh as the only players to win The Barclays and Deutsche Bank Championship in the same season. Singh made those wins count, too -- eventually capturing the FedExCup in 2008.
Here are some other interesting tidbits on Scott, the reigning Masters champion.
>>> Scott is one of five multiple winners in 2013, recording multiple victories in a season for the second time in his career by winning the Masters Tournament and The Barclays. He joined Rory McIlroy (2012) and Tiger Woods (2007) as the only players to win a major championship and FedExCup Playoffs event in the same year.
>>> Scott's victory at The Barclays came in his 21st FedExCup Playoffs event. His previous-best finish was fourth at the 2007 BMW Championship. Here’s a look at his FedExCup rankings: 2007 (No. 12), 2008 (47), 2009 (110), 2010 (19), 2011 (16), 2012 (25). Victory at The Barclays came in his 21st FedExCup Playoffs event. His previous-best finish was fourth at the 2007 BMW Championship.
>>> Scott entered the final round of The Barclays tied for 13th and trailing Matt Kuchar and Gary Woodland by six strokes before beating Tiger Woods, Graham DeLaet, Gary Woodland and Justin Rose by one. It marked the largest come-from-behind win in the 47-year history of The Barclays. His 10th official PGA TOUR victory (also won the unofficial, 36-hole 2005 Northern Trust Open) came at the age of 33 years, 1 month and nine days in his 210th career start.
>>> Scott's victory at Liberty National made him just the fourth player to win a World Golf Championships event (2011 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational), a FedExCup Playoffs event (The Barclays 2013) and the PLAYERS Championship (2004), joining Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods and Matt Kuchar.