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August 29 2013

3:30 PM

Scott no 'third wheel' in pairing

By Brian Wacker, PGATOUR.COM

NORTON, Mass. -- The last and only other time Tiger Woods, Adam Scott and Phil Mickelson were paired together was for the first two rounds of the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines.

They were the top three ranked players in the world at the time Five years later, Scott still remembers it fondly, saying, "To be even the third wheel in that group was really something I'll remember forever."

Fast forward to this week at TPC Boston and the trio are Nos. 1, 2 and 3 in both the FedExCup standings and the Official World Golf Ranking -- the only difference is Scott is now No. 2 instead of Mickelson.

Modestly, Scott said he's still the third wheel of the group. Results would dictate otherwise, however.

The Aussie has won twice this season, including a major, and is as high as he has ever been in either ranking.

Mickeslon has two wins, too, including a major.

Woods has five wins this year but no majors.

"I'm looking forward to it," Scott said when asked about playing with the two for the first two rounds here. "I'm not too worried about (Friday) morning's round. I'm more interested in Saturday afternoon, how that's going to shape up. I'm sure it's going to be quite vocal out there on Saturday afternoon.

"We're all playing really well this year, so hopefully we can push each other along and make a lot of birdies, and it will be an enjoyable couple of days."

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