Adam Scott was able to steal The Barclays title away from a jumpy three putt Justin Rose at Liberty National Golf Course in Jersey City.
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Adam set the clubhouse target at -11 under par after his final round -5 under par 66, and said he could not believe it;
“I can’t believe it, to be honest, I just played a good round today and I came in and really didn’t think it had a chance. But obviously, things went my way a lot out there. I’m pretty shocked, there were so many guys out there with a chance and I really didn’t think I had much of a chance. If you hang around the lead long enough, you’re going to win some, you’re going to lose some. And this one went my way. I guess it’s different playing an hour-and-a-half in front of the leaders, the guys who have been under pressure all day than when you’re out there. I know how they feel. When the pressure is on you to close out, it’s much harder, and the holes become much harder and shots are far more crucial. I feel like I’ve been given a bit of a gift, but I’ll take it.”
Justin Rose was one of those players who had a great chance to win, he missed a birdie putt on 17, and followed that up with a three putt on the last. He admitted he got too aggressive;
” I got too aggressive, I thought it was a putt to win the tournament. It’s tough to take.”
Justin finished tied in second place at -10 under par with; Tiger Woods, Graeme DeLaet, and Gary Woodland. Tiger has been suffering with a bad back, apparently from sleeping on too soft a mattress at the hotel. Tiger thought he had converted his final putt, which would have put him in a play-off;
“Thought I made it, I just got off and I’m not feeling my best right now”
The top 100 in the FedEx Cup Standings go on to the next round of the play-offs in the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston. Only the top 70 placed players will move on from there.