August 20, 2014
By Brian Wacker, PGATOUR.COM
- Adam Scott is ranked No. 15 in the FedExCup standings entering The Barclays. (Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
PARAMUS, N.J. -- Seven major championships have passed since Adam Scott became the first Australian to slip his arms into a Green Jacket.
"If you asked me Sunday night at the Masters when I won, if I would win one of the next seven, I could have assured you I would," Scott said. "But it hasn't happened that way, and that's not a surprise now. It's just the way the game is. It's not easy to win."
In other words, a second straight The Barclays title would go a long way for the defending champion.
He played well in the this year's majors, twice finishing in the top 10, but has just one victory in 15 starts on the PGA TOUR this season.
Combine that with how close Scott came to capturing the FedExCup a year ago before falling ill during the season finale and he feels he could use something to put a stamp on 2014.
"It will feel like I've achieved something this year," said Scott, who won last year's The Barclays at Liberty National. "Obviously to go through and not win a major when my mind was really set on that, it was disappointing.
"But there's always something to play for, whether it's this week or over the next month. I'd like to walk away with at least another PGA TOUR win this season and hopefully maybe two and a FedExCup would be -- would validate how well I kind of feel like I'm playing and maybe haven't quite got the results that I felt I could have."
Adam Scott on what’s at stake in the FedExCup Playoffs before The Barclays